Girasol Consulting is Emily's non-profit consulting practice.

Girasol illuminates opportunities for connection in today’s global, multi-lingual world.

Our 21st century world is a study in contradictions: there are small seedbeds of equality, yet conflicts rage around resource allocation and the fight to define the future. This is unsustainable; we need new solutions to old problems. 

And they're going to come from new constituents. 

Girasol helps grow our collective capacity to meet the challenges of our time by helping innovative social ventures find funding. Girasol connects under-resourced groups - principally women, girls, and communities of color - to empowering, educational resources that have a transformative impact on their societal participation.


We are living in exciting times. Girasol helps shine a light - direct some sun, some sol -
on the possibilities of the present moment. 



     Track Record

Private Foundations: 
Ashoka Innovation Fund
California Endowment
Driehaus Foundation
Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
Joseph Drown Foundation
Kapor Center for Social Impact
Kresge Foundation
Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Meyer Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Marpat Foundation
National Performance Network
Nature Conservancy
New York Community Trust
Puffin Foundation
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Riordan Foundation
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Schubert Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Theodore H. Barth Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Wyss Foundation
Y Combinator

Public agencies: 
California State Parks Foundation
Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs
Department of Health & Human Services
Department of Justice
Department of State
Federal Communications Commission
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Inter-American Development Bank
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
National Park Service
National Science Foundation
Southern California Gas Company
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
West Basin Municipal Water District
World Bank Community Connections Campaign

BB & T
Freddie Mac
Louis Vuitton  
M & T Bank  
State Farm
US Bank
Wells Fargo

Emily has also managed grant contracts and reporting for: 

California Community Foundation
Democracy Fund
Ford Foundation
MacArthur Foundation
New York Department of Cultural Affairs
Open Society Foundations