Kimberly Mackesy, based in San Francisco, California, is a seasoned grants consultant who has raised millions of dollars in grant funds from Federal, State, and County agencies and private foundations since 2003. Her interest in labor history led her to begin her career writing grants for community organizing, economic research, and policy advocacy work in support of the campaign for a Living Wage in San Diego, CA. Since then, she has written numerous grants for social services programs, workforce development, health care, and education. Kimberly has successful experience with HUD, the Office of Justice Programs, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the US Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health, the California Department of Education, State and County agencies in her home state of California, and more. Kimberly holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees with high honors in English and Communication Studies and a specialization in Labor and Workplace Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as a professional certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys yoga, traveling, literature, and long, hard hikes with epic views.
“A complex grant proposal is like a jigsaw puzzle. It’s gratifying to see all 1,000 pieces come together in the finished scene. I find it deeply gratifying to know that my work is supporting projects that have a tangible impact on individuals and communities.”