Kimberly Hays de Muga

senior consultant


Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC, is an expert grant professional, fundraiser and trainer. Her 20 years of fundraising experience includes raising more than $30 million from individuals, foundations and corporations for human service non-profits—everything from mobile food pantries to interfaith children’s camps to general operating support for the largest pediatric hospital in the Southeast.  She was the Development Director at the Frazer Center from 2014-2018 where she worked to connect people to the early childhood education programs that include children with disabilities and to the job training and supported employment activities for adults with disabilities. Previously, she was the Senior Manager for Foundation and Corporate Relations at the Atlanta Community Food Bank for seven years. Prior to that, Kimberly was a senior grant writer for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation for 10 years.

Connecting people with opportunities to help and helping nonprofits transform their communities are her strongest motivations.

Kimberly is co-author of Preparing for the GPC Exam: Earn Your Grant Professional Certified Credential published by the Charity Channel Press. She is a trainer in grant writing and grant management for Grant Writing USA, and has presented fundraising and grant development seminars and workshops to small and medium non-profits across North Georgia that fight hunger, and is a popular speaker at national and regional conferences of the Grant Professionals Association. Currently the Chair of the Pioneer Awards Committee of GPA, she is past Board Chair of the Grant Professionals Foundation and a past president of the Georgia Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association.


Kimberly is fluent in Spanish as a Returned Peace Corp Volunteer, where she lived in a farming community in rural Dominican Republic and saw first-hand how communities can come together for the common good. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and studied Public Health at Emory University. Her passion is coaching and training non-profits and funders toward successful fundraising that better serves their communities.

  • More than 20 years of experience with more than $30 million raised through grants and fundraising
  • Co-author, Preparing for the GPC Exam: Earn Your Grant Professional Certified Credential
  • Speaker and trainer in grant writing and grant management
  • Fluent in Spanish