Shaun MollicaGrant Writer and Researcher
“To me, philanthropy means building a safer, stronger community through compassion. It’s not just giving money, but also giving time and expertise, with the goal of creating a better future for us all.”
Shaun has more than 20 years of experience in grant writing for various nonprofit and governmental organizations, with extensive experience in preparing federal, state, local, and foundation grant applications. Shaun has developed numerous successful applications including City of Las Vegas and Clark County Outside Agency, CDBG, and ESG funding; HUD; the Administration for Children and Families; the U.S. Department of Justice; Bank of America; Dignity Health/St. Rose; Nevada Women’s Philanthropy; the Engelstad Family Foundation; and the MGM Resorts Foundation. Noteworthy awards have included a $1.7 million capital grant from Clark County; $1.4 million from the State of Nevada Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency; a $2 million grant from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) for HIV/AIDS and mental health services; and a Founders’ Grant (2011) from Nevada Women’s Philanthropy.
Shaun has provided advocacy and support for domestic violence and rape survivors, indigent populations, HIV/AIDS infected/affected individuals, undocumented immigrants, and family court petitioners and children. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Public Administration from the University of Arizona and is a graduate of City University of New York School of Law. Shaun also is an animal lover and a junior high basketball coach.