about Linda Vallejo

Linda Vallejo has over forty years of experience as a development consultant and grantwriting instructor. She has written and received millions of dollars in grant funds from foundation, corporate, government and individual donors for her many clients nationwide. As a development consultant she has extensive experience in all aspects of development office duties including donor communications and partnership building; program development and planning, establishment of development offices, tracking and reporting systems; budgets, financial records and reporting, and grantwriting campaigns to corporate, foundation, and government funding sources.

Over the past twenty years, Ms. Vallejo has served as an on-line grantwriting instructor with Education to Go teaching in over 2,500 colleges and universities nationwide, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Recently she served as a grantwriting consultant for Opera a La Carte, Pasadena, CA and 18th Street Art Center in Santa Monica, CA: as a grantwriting instructor for Loyola Marymount University Extension Non-Profit Fundraising Certificate Program; and as the grantwriting consultant for Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) a charter school management and development organization headquartered in Burbank, California. For the past five years she has served as a visiting grantwriting instructor for Otis School of Art and Design Public Practice MFA Program in Los Angeles, California and Cal State University, Long Beach, Professional Practices MFA Program.

Ms. Vallejo began her work in the non-profit sector as an artist and art teacher with Self Help Graphics, a non-profit arts organization in Los Angeles, California in 1975. A to Z Grantwriting was established in 1985 with a 3-hour grantwriting through the Learning Annex in Los Angeles. She continued to offer these workshops for ten years. At this point, Ms. Vallejo had been working as a grantwriter for a variety of non-profit organizations in the Southern California region. In 1995, Ms. Vallejo expanded the A to Z workshop curriculum to teach grantwriting on-line through Education to Go.

Finally, Linda Vallejo holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and is a practicing, professional artist exhibiting her art nationally and internationally. You can see her art work at www.lindavallejo.com

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Cal State University Long Beach, 1978

Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts, Whittier College, 1971

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

1995 – present

Online Grantwriting Instructor for Education to Go in over 2,500 colleges and universities nationwide, Canada, Australia, and England

2008 – present

Grantwriting Instructor, Otis College of Art and Design, Public Practice Community Graduate Program, Los Angeles, CA

2013- 2015Grantwriting Consultant, 18th Street Art Center, non-profit arts organization in Santa Monica, CA

2014

Grantwriting Consultant, Self Help Graphics and Art, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

Grantwriting Consultant, Love Manifest, international non-profit organization, India

Grantwriting Consultant, Sierra Nevada Ballet, non profit performance organization, Reno, NE

Grantwriting Instructor, National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference, Los Angeles, CA

2012 – 2013

Grantwriting Consultant, Partnerships to Uplift Communities, charter school management and development organization, San Fernando, CA

2008 – 2013

Grantwriting Instructor, Loyola Marymount University Extension, Non Profit Fundraising Certificate Program, Los Angeles, CA

2010 – 2011

Grantwriting Consultant, Foundation for the Compton Community College District, El Camino College Compton Center, Compton, CA

2010

Grantwriting Instructor, Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Arts Tune-Up Program, Los Angeles, CA

Grantwriting Instructor, National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference, Los Angeles, CA

Proposal Reviewer/Referee, WM Keck Foundation, Southern California Program

Grantwriting Instructor, Foundation for the Compton Community College District, El Camino College Compton Center

Grantwriting Instructor, Catalyst, Inc., Human Services non-profit located in Lancaster, CA

Grantwriting Instructor, Plumas County, CA for a group of non-profit organization, agencies, and institutions

2010 – 2009

Grantwriting Instructor, Assistance League of America, national conference presenter, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Grantwriting Consultant, Center for Global Education at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Grantwriting Consultant, Carney Educational Services, non-profit after-school program provider, Sacramento, CA

Grantwriting Instructor, California Lawyers for the Arts and Latino Arts Network hosted by Plaza de la Raza, Los Angeles, CA

Grantwriting Instructor, Los Cerritos Community College, Business Development Center, Cerritos, CA

2001 – 2006

Grantwriting Consultant, Pacoima Beautiful, non-profit environmental education organization, Pacoima, CA

2006

Grantwriting Instructor, City of Los Angeles Waste Management Agency, Los Angeles, CA

Grantwriting Instructor, Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento, CA

2005

Grantwriting Instructor, Nevada State Recreation and Park Society, Reno, NE

2002 – 2005

Grantwriting Instructor for The Institute for Communication Improvement with seminars presented in over twenty states

1999 – 2004

Grantwriting Consultant, Project GRAD Los Angeles, educational non-profit, Los Angeles, CA

1992-2000
Grantwriting Instructor, The Learning Annex, Los Angeles, CA

1995-1999

Grantwriting Consultant, Wildlife on Wheels animal rights/environmental preservation non-profit, Sunland, CA

1997-1999

Grantwriting Consultant, LA PASS, Los Angeles Partners Advocating Student Success, educational non-profit, Los Angeles, CA

1994-1997

Grantwriting Consultant, The Achievement Council, educational non-profit, Los Angeles, CA

1996-1997

Grantwriting Consultant, MSI Community Development, Inc., medical services non-profit, Los Angeles, CA

1993-1994

Grantwriting Consultant, Mar Vista Gardens, low-income housing non-profit, Culver City, CA

1987-1991

Grantwriting Consultant, Los Angeles Classical Ballet, performing arts non-profit, Long Beach, CA

1984-1987

Grantwriting Consultant. Long Beach Civic Light Opera, performing arts and performing arts education non-profit, Long Beach, CA

1996-1983

Artist in Residence and Development Associate, Self-Help Graphics and Art, Inc., multicultural visual arts non-profit, Los Angeles, CA

AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS

COLA Individual Artist Fellowship, County of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, 2014

National Association of Professional Women, 2010

United Who’s Who in American Executives, 2006

Quien es Quien in U.S. Commerce, National Award, 1994

National Association Chicano Studies, Distinguished Recognition, 1993

Latinas Making History Award, Comision Feminil de Los Angeles, 1991

Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1983