Lupe Solorio serves as the Vice President of Capacity Development and Sustainability for Community Partners, where she has provided management and fiscal expertise for the last 19 years. She has extensive knowledge in nonprofit management, organizational development and fiscal sponsorship. In her role, Lupe oversees the implementation of Community Partners’ fiscal sponsorship and intermediary programs. Under her leadership, her team provides project leaders with individualized technical assistance and facilitates internal and external trainings in program planning, board development, proposal writing, evaluation and sustainability.
In partnership with the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnership, Phyllis Owens, Lupe is a co-lead in seeking and developing new intermediary alliances and initiatives to meet the needs of funders and the communities they serve. Her most recent engagement includes overseeing Transforming LA, an intermediary partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health that equips local mental health nonprofit organizations with the capacity to provide preventative mental health services to the most vulnerable populations. During her tenure at Community Partners, Lupe helped develop the re-granting service, which has now become a hallmark of the work within the organization’s intermediary service offerings.
Lupe is a frequent speaker and presenter with nonprofit organizations and has served on the board of the Asian Business League and, most recently, as the chair of the board of the Latinx American Cinemateca of Los Angeles. She has volunteered as a panelist for Public Allies LA, and on the steering committee for the Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month for the City of Los Angeles. A native of Los Angeles, she received a dual B.A. in international relations and Spanish from the University of Southern California.