Krista Batey

Director of Institutional Giving

Areas of Expertise: Grant Compliance, Grant Management, Sponsorship

Krista Batey is the Director of Institutional Giving at National Skills Coalition. In this role she builds relationships with institutional investors, including private foundations and corporate partners, to support NSC’s work. She oversees development strategy, communications, and events. She also manages incoming grants and develops new stakeholder engagement strategies.

Krista has spent her career in the nonprofit and social impact sector. In the last 15 years, she’s focused on grantmaking and grants management. She worked as a grants officer and program officer at two foundations and as director of grants management for a nonprofit. She recently spent eight years at Arabella Advisors working in their fiscal sponsorship practice. At Arabella, Krista led a new department focused on managing incoming and outgoing grants and contracts for Arabella’s nonprofit clients and launched new fiscally sponsored projects.

Krista started her career working at an immigrant rights organization and speaks Spanish. She has an MS in Public Service from DePaul University and a BA from Knox College. Krista joined NSC in 2024 and is based in Chicago.

Krista Batey