Amanda Wallander Roberts

Senior Grantwriting Consultant

Amanda Wallander Roberts is a successful JVA grantwriter who also specializes in program development and evaluation. Her years of experience in programs serving young people inform her grantwriting and other work. Amanda helps organizations build capacity to fulfill their missions with strategies that increase efficiency and effectiveness. She is also well versed in evaluation systems, process maps, stakeholder communication tools and fundraising strategies. One of her community impact evaluations was recently published as a peer-reviewed chapter in the book Public Health, Social Work, and Health Inequalities.


JVA Experience

In 2017, the Denver Office of HIV Resources was awarded $7.8 million for HIV programming based on a grant proposal written by Amanda. She also secured $2.8 million for the City of Denver to remove lead-based paint in low-income housing and $500,000 for the City of Thornton to implement community-based policing strategies. Other recent grant wins for Amanda include the following:

U.S. Department of Labor Paid Leave Analysis grant: Amanda wrote the grant that won the City and County of Denver a highly coveted and cutting-edge award to study paid family and medical leave policies. The analysis and results will inform the city’s efforts and could inform broader models across the country. Denver was among a handful of cities to get the grant. 

U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City grant: U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $6,000,000 grant to Denver from the Advanced Transportation Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program. Read more here.

Colorado Department Public Health and Environment grant for HIV Clinical Services for Mile High Behavioral Healthcare. 


Amanda has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Abilene Christian University, with an emphasis in nonprofit management.

Community Involvement

Amanda has volunteered for the past two years as co-chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Denver.

Fun Fact

Amanda works remotely and enjoys exploring coffee shops throughout Denver. So if you see her, say hello!


I especially want to recognize Amanda Roberts at JVA, who wrote the Department of Labor grant application that is funding the current phase of paid family and medical leave analysis, which was a huge help.

Laurel Delmonico, City and County of Denver’s Department of Environmental Health