Daniel (he/him) leads the implementation of grant processing and policies, working closely with the Foundation’s program teams. He develops and maintains grant-making tools and guides for staff and grantee partners. Daniel supports the full Foundation team to spend down through grant-making practices such as capacity building, participatory grant-making, and funder organizing. He strives to foster cooperative relationships to promote efficient, equitable, and grantee-centric grant-making.
Daniel joined Stupski Foundation as a grants associate in 2021, bringing his experience in programs and operations to support the Foundation’s grant-making.
Daniel’s journey in philanthropy began with ChangeLawyers, an organization focused on providing scholarships and fellowships to diverse law students and recent law graduates. While there, he worked to create a justice system that represents California’s diverse population. Through his operational work, Daniel gained invaluable insights into the nonprofit sector’s inner workings, collaborating closely with the organization’s executive, communications, development, and program teams to achieve shared project objectives.
Additionally, Daniel worked with the advancement team at the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco. In that role, he collaborated with the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees to enhance the student experience, foster stronger career outcomes for alumni, and cultivate alumni network growth.
As an alum of Justice Funders’ Harmony Initiative, a program dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive generation of philanthropic leaders, Daniel honed his leadership skills, deepened his understanding of equity-centered philanthropy, and expanded his network of like-minded philanthropy professionals, contributing to a more collaborative and effective philanthropic ecosystem. He is also an active member of PEAK Grantmaking and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. Outside of work, Daniel likes to walk his dog Luka, take high-intensity interval training classes at his favorite studio, and plan his next outdoor adventure.