Linda Vallejo has over forty years of experience as a grantwriting consultant, instructor, and coach. She has written and received millions of dollars in grant funds from foundation, corporate, government and individual donors for her many clients. She has 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 implementing grantwriting campaigns to corporate, foundation, and government funding sources.

A to Z Grantwriting was established in 1985 with a 3-hour grantwriting class taught through the Learning Annex adult evening classes.  In 1995 Ms. Vallejo expanded this workshop to create the A to Z Grantwriting Online Course, a 12 lesson / six-week on-line course with hundreds of resources, tools, samples, and examples.

Currently and In the past she served as a grantwriting consultant for Communities Create, Los Angeles, CA; grantwriting instructor for Education To Go; consultant for Self Help Graphics and Art, Los Angeles, CA; 18th Street Art Center in Santa Monica, CA: and the Nevada Ballet Theatre, Las Vegas.  She also served as a grantwriting instructor for Loyola Marymount University “Non-Profit Fundraising Certificate Program” and for Otis School of Art and Design “Public Practice MFA Program” in Los Angeles, CA. Currently she is working with Communities Create, a mental health arts-based non-profit organization in Los Angeles. 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 1977.

Linda is also a practicing, professional painter and sculptor.  She offers a series of Artist Zoom Workshops including  A to Z Grantwriting for Artists, The Artists “Essential Toolkit,” and Artist Working with Nonprofits across the nation and also serves as a Artist Coach working with emerging and established artists to advance their careers through grants and residencies, an expanded exhibition and publication opportunities.

To see her artwork and exhibition history please visit her website.   Linda Vallejo Artist







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

1973 – Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts, Whittier College, Whittier, CA


Professional and Volunteer Affiliations 

A to Z Grantwriting, Owner, 1985-present

Self Help Graphics & Art, Artist-in-residence, Curator, and Adviser, 1977-present

Otis College of Art and Design, Visiting Lecturer, 2008-2016

Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, Art Instructor, 2002

Galería Las Américas, Owner and Director, 1990-1997

Consultant and Instructor Positions


Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA

SE Center of Photography, Greenville, SC

2019 – 2021             

Communities Create, Woodland Hills, CA

Chapter Three, Lancaster, CA

1997 – 2020

Education to Go, online classes


Self Help Graphics and Art, Los Angeles, CA

2013- 2015               

18th Street Art Center, non-profit arts organization in Santa Monica,


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

Love Manifest, international non-profit organization, India

Sierra Nevada Ballet, non-profit performance organization, Reno, NE

2012 – 2013             

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

2010 – 2011             

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


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


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

2001 – 2006              

Pacoima Beautiful, environmental education organization, Pacoima, CA

1999 – 2004              

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

1995 – 1999              

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

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

1994 – 1997              

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

1996 – 1997              

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

1993 – 1994              

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


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


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


Artist-in-Residence and Development Associate, Self-Help Graphics and Art, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

Instructor and Seminar Presenter

1995 – present       

A to Z Grantwriting Online Course with Education to Go in over 2,500 colleges and universities nationwide, Canada, Australia, and England

2008 – 2016             

Otis College of Art and Design, Public Practice Graduate MFA Program, Los Angeles, CA

2008 – 2013            

Loyola Marymount

University Extension, Non-Profit Fundraising Certificate Program, LA, CA


UCLA Educational Leadership Ph.D. Program (April, May)

Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California Irvine, CA


Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Lancaster, CA


Ventura Artist Council, Ventura City Cultural Affairs, Ventura, CA

deb3321 Art Space (October, September, July, May), Pasadena, CA


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

UCLA Education Leadership Program, Los Angeles, CA

A to Z 2-Day Intensive Seminar (February, August, October), Woodland Hills, CA


Cal State University Long Beach Artist Professional Practices Program, Long Beach, CA

A to Z 2-Day Intensive Seminar (August, October), Woodland Hills, CA


Arte Americas Cultural Art Center, Fresno, CA

A to Z 2-Day Intensive Seminar, Woodland Hills CA

Cal State University Long Beach Artist Professional Practices Program, Long Beach, CA


National Conference Presenter, Assistance League of America, Los Angeles, CA

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

National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference, Los Angeles

Foundation for the Compton Community College District, Compton, CA

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

Plumas County Non-Profit Community Group, Plumas, CA


National Conference Presenter, Assistance League of America, Los Angeles, CA


California Lawyers for the Arts and Latino Arts Network, Los Angeles, CA

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


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

Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento, CA


Nevada State Recreation and Park Society, Reno, NE

2002 – 2005             

The Institute for Communication Improvement, US national seminars


The Learning Annex, Los Angeles, CA



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