StaffFrank R. Lopez
Frank R. Lopez, Executive Director
New Mexico Association of Grantmakers
FRANK RENÉ LÓPEZ has dedicated most of his professional career to working with community and nonprofit organizations. He has a strong business background and extensive experience in nonprofit capacity building, including strategic planning, board and leadership development, fundraising, grant writing, fund development and social enterprise. Prior to joining New Mexico Association of Grantmakers, he was the Director of New Mexico Programs for the WK Kellogg Foundation. Prior to joining WKKF, he served as the executive director for Ngage New Mexico, a nonprofit organization located in Las Cruces New Mexico. “Ngage” is focused on improving education through “collective impact,” which is a model for facilitating change by bringing together key partners for greater community impact. In that capacity, he facilitated the development of the county-wide “early childhood education coalition. He has assisted hundreds of organizations with strategic planning and development. He served as a coach for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s fellowship program. He is a teacher at heart and has delivered presentations throughout the United States. He has also taught at several universities, including the University of California at Berkeley, UT El Paso, New Mexico State University and Texas Tech University School of Law. He is an attorney, licensed to practice law in California and Texas. He has a BBA in Accounting from UT Austin and JD from UC Berkeley, School of Law.