Nallely Martinez

Grants Officer

As a member of the programs team, Nallely manages the day-to-day operations of the Foundation’s grant programs and supports special programmatic initiatives. She focuses much of her energy on creating streamlined work processes and documentation to refine and track the Foundation’s grantmaking work to align with program goals and objectives.

Nallely spent four years working with families and children in the Watsonville/ Pajaro Valley Community. Initially with one-to-one childhood behavioral intervention and then joining Ecology Action, a local environmental nonprofit, where she was a program coordinator for Safe Routes to School education and encouragement programs.

Nallely continues to find hope and be inspired by the nonprofit and public sectors’ collective efforts and dedication to making Santa Cruz County an equitable and inclusive community. She loves to continually learn about our county. Her role as a bridge builder and connector for nonprofit colleagues is just one of the many ways she likes to be of service to the community.

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Nallely is here to help clarify our grantmaking process! She can guide you through our application, provide tech support with our online portal, help connect students to our academic scholarships, and seeks your feedback to implement grantmaking process improvements.



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