Nallely Martinez, Grants & Philanthropy Manager



In her role as the Grants and Philanthropy Manager, Nallely supports the management and operations of LCF’s growing grantmaking and philanthropic initiatives.

Before joining LCF, Nallely served as the Grants Program Manager for Arts Council Santa Cruz County. During her leadership tenure at the Arts Council, she set strategic direction for the organization’s grantmaking programs in support of local arts organizations, artists, and arts projects that increased arts access and creation at the intersection of art and social change. The most critical components of her role were building relationships within communities that have been historically underinvested in and uncovering opportunities to shift organizational culture and policies towards equity and justice.  Prior to her work in the arts, she served as both the Operations Manager and Grants Officer with the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County.

Nallely earned her B.A. in Phycology and Studio Art from the University of Santa Cruz, California. In her free time, Nallely practices Olympic weightlifting, engages with her creative interests, and enjoys agenda free Saturdays at home with her husband and two cats.