Lisa Cirincione
Lisa CirincioneSenior Resource Development Associate

Lisa Cirincione, J.D.

Lisa Cirincione has over 20 years of federal and local grantwriting experience and has raised over $168 million in successful grant awards for JVA’s clients. She uses her training as a lawyer to help clients develop proposals that help funders understand the strategic reasons why they should fully fund that grant. Her attention to detail and exceptional writing ability help distill clients’ ideas into compelling proposals. In addition to writing proposals, Lisa is a skilled trainer and teaches JVA’s Write a Grant in a Day training.

JVA Experience

Examples of Lisa’s recent successful grants include the following:

  • The Colorado Community College System received a $2 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to train and place students in apprenticeships with Denver’s booming technology industry.
  • Mile High Behavioral Healthcare was selected for a $340,000 Colorado Health Foundation grant to enhance its peer support for individuals recovering from substance use disorders.
  • Denver Public Library received $169,768 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to elevate African Americans’ contributions to settling the American West.
  • Gateway received a $1,297,643 Victims of Crime Act Crime Victim Services grant to support survivors of domestic violence.

Lisa has written winning grant proposals to the U.S. Departments of Labor, Veterans Affairs, Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services; the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice; and many national and local foundations.


Lisa received a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and political science from the University of Colorado.

Community Involvement

Lisa has volunteered for many nonprofit organizations, including Rosie’s Ranch, the Denver Dumb Friends League, the Colorado Riders Club, Praying Hands Ranch and Grant Farms.

Fun Fact

Lisa has earned the title of Ironman and enjoys an active lifestyle of cycling, running, swimming, hiking and yoga classes.


Lisa is a JVA trainer for Write a Grant in a Day.


“It (the proposal) literally reads like you are an employee of the district. LOVE IT!”

Sandra Steiner, Director of Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness, Westminster Public Schools