Elyse Giaimo

I have significant experience securing federal, state and private grants and contracts at the six and seven figure level. I am adept at donor prospecting, initial outreach and introductions, cultivation, making asks and submitting proposals, stewarding gifts and grants, and maintaining relationships, some of which I've sustained for a decade.

Throughout my career I have worked closely with program staff and internal leadership at social service and health organizations to design programs, tell impact stories and communicate mission. I have expertise in the areas of immigration legal services, the social determinants of health, justice-reform, food insecurity, eviction prevention, affordable housing, and home and community-based services for people with disabilities.

I've participated in strategic and campaign planning and developed diverse forms of print and online collateral including press releases, annual reports, fact sheets, cultivation briefs, business plans, grant proposals and reports, acknowledgment letters, social media content, blogs and speeches. My engaging personality, passion for social good, creativity, persistence and connections would be an asset in a role that is focused on establishing and maintaining relationships with high-level donors and partners.

Expertise philanthropy trends, poverty, education, social services, politics and government

Skills grants/fundraising, speech writing, blogging, social media content, web content, newsletter content, advocacy, research, persuasive writing

Location New Jersey/ NYC Metro Area


Email elysegiaimo@gmail.com