Vanessa Bonilla (she/her)

Senior Strategic Partnerships Associate
Vanessa Bonilla

Vanessa is a specialist in nonprofit event planning and client management software. As senior strategic partnerships associate at the Water Foundation, Vanessa leads record-keeping activities and helps ensure grant deliverables are commonly understood, tracked, and promptly reported.


Vanessa is an experienced fundraiser. Most recently, Vanessa implemented customer relationship management processes at CalMatters, a Sacramento-based nonprofit news organization, and the Environmental Law and Policy Center, an environmental legal advocacy organization.



"I am a city slicker with a farmer's soul, always connecting to local ag wherever I go.
I started my career in the agricultural world fresh out of college and learned the impact water has on all rural and urban farms. During my time in the Midwest, I facilitated workdays for various urban farms to provide food to communities in need. I'm proud to be working with a team dedicated to water issues. "