Michael Cortes

In his nine years with Fresno Unified, Michael has facilitated over $240 million in grant awards across federal, state, corporate, and foundation programs. Prior to Fresno Unified, Michael was successful in over $57 million in competitive and foundation grant awards. Michael was on the leadership staff of the non-profit organizations the Great Valley Center, and the Learning Network Foundation.

Committed to community service, Michael has served on the boards of the Tulare County Red Cross, the Learning Network Foundation, the Hispanic Roundtable Foundation of Tulare County, Boys and Girls Club of Tulare County, and Heart for Paws. While working for the Learning Network Foundation, Michael provided consulting services to community benefit organizations in the areas of organizational development, boardman ship, fiscal operations and reporting, Federal and State compliance, evaluations, and fundraising. Michael is grateful for the opportunity to bring his skills and experience to the Foundation for Fresno Unified Schools and the Office of Engagement and External Partnerships.