Kimberly Mackesy, based in San Francisco, California, is a seasoned grants consultant who has raised millions of dollars in government, foundation and corporate grant funds since 2003. Passionate about individual and community health, Kimberly has written successful grants for community health worker outreach, trauma-informed early intervention, juvenile diversion, homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing, and wraparound services for foster care youth and survivors of domestic violence. She has won numerous grants for policy advocacy, economic research, and community organizing programs rooted in the economic justice movement. Her successful grant experience includes HUD, OJJDP, State of California, and more. Kimberly holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and in Communication Studies, with a Specialization in Labor and Workplace Studies, from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys daily yoga practice, traveling the world, and hiking long, hard trails with epic views.
“For me, writing a complex grant proposal is like doing a jigsaw puzzle – it’s gratifying to see all 1,000 pieces come together in the finished scene. I also find it deeply rewarding to know that my work is supporting projects that have a tangible impact on individuals and communities.”