Archana Sahgal is a program officer with the Equality Fund at the Open Society Foundations. She manages the immigration portfolio for U.S. Programs.
Previously, she directed the Color of Democracy Fund, a project of the Progressive Era Project. Sahgal also co-founded and directed the Civic Engagement Fund for Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian Communities housed at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, the first philanthropic collaborative focused on communities impacted by the events of September 11, 2001. As a consultant, she has worked for the Rosenberg Foundation and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Sahgal has also worked for EMILY’s List, Clinton/Gore ’96/ California Coordinated Campaign, M&R Strategic Services, the National Voting Rights Institute, and The San Francisco Foundation. She sits on the Board of Directors of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and was a former board member of Californians for Justice.
Sahgal received her B.A from Claremont McKenna College and her J.D. from the University of California at Davis School of Law. She is a member of the California State Bar.