Filiberto Gonzalez has built a career as a problem-solver in a wide array of industries, which include
real estate development, nonprofit fundraising, and online outreach, during the last twenty years.
In each endeavor, Filiberto has been tenacious in his pursuit to build better and stronger
communities and help those most in need. Over the course of his career, Filiberto has secured
more than $10 million in funding, which has included federal and state government grants,
corporate donations, major gifts, as well as a Congressional earmark in 2008.
After a ten-year career in nonprofit management and fundraising, Filiberto launched the
consulting firm Social Impact Consulting to provide professional services in fundraising, business
development, online outreach, and research to nonprofits and local government agencies in 2011.
Clients have included the City of Los Angeles, California Department of Education, Arthritis
Foundation, and Center for Nonprofit Management, among others. In 2017, Filiberto joined
Grapevine Development, a real estate development firm, to serve as vice president of
development and strategic partnerships; in 2018, Filiberto helped launch and became the
founding executive director of Grapevine Economic Development Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization that was created to build housing to help curb the homelessness and affordable
In addition to his career endeavors, Filiberto has extensive experience in public service and
volunteer. From 2005 to 2016, Filiberto served on the Genesis LA New Market Tax Credit (NMTC)
Advisory Board, which approved and allocated more than $265 million in NMTCs for commercial
real estate developments in underserved areas throughout Southern California. In August 2013,
the mayor of Los Angeles appointed Filiberto to serve on the five-person North Valley Area
Planning Commission, on which he served until October 2014. Filiberto has also served as a
member of the Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) Advisory Board since 2014.
Filiberto earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California, where
he concentrated on the study of community organizations, planning, and administration. He
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge,
where Filiberto was a student leader during tumultuous protests against anti-immigration and
anti-Affirmative Action state propositions. Filiberto lives with his wife and their three daughters in
Los Angeles’ West San Fernando Valley.