Nallely Martinez, Grants & Philanthropy Manager



Nallely seeks to create loving, connected, and reciprocal community spaces that spark collaboration and contribute to a just and thriving world.

Nallely plays a key role in building community and people centered practices to advance LCF’s grantmaking and philanthropic vision.

She joined LCF after serving as the Grants Program Manager for Arts Council Santa Cruz County where she strengthened community-led grantmaking approaches that prioritized BIPOC artist and cultural bearers creating at the intersection of art and social change.  She is proud to have supported the City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department in building a community-led equitable grants program that moved funds to artist to ideate and produce projects that support restorative justice, health and safety, and economic recovery. Prior to the Arts Council, she held grantmaking and operation roles with Santa Cruz County Community Foundation.

Nallely earned her B.A. in Psychology and Studio Art from the University of Santa Cruz, California. She resides in Richmond, California with her partner and young child.