Daniel joined the Stupski Foundation as its grants associate in 2021. In his role, Daniel works at the intersection of programs and operations. He is responsible for implementing all grant processing components and policies and partnering with the Foundation’s program teams to deepen Stupski’s commitment to equitable grantmaking. Daniel oversees the grants management database and continually monitors and implements grantee-centric best practices into Stupski’s grants processes and looks into ways to streamline grant applications, budget tracking, and grant reporting. He applies his passion for social and racial justice to support shifting power and agency into the hands of the communities Stupski exists to serve through its grantmaking.
Daniel’s work in philanthropy began with the California Bar Foundation (now ChangeLawyers), an organization that provides scholarships and fellowships to diverse law students and recent law graduates with the aim of creating a better justice system that is truly representative of California’s diverse population. In his role in operations, he gained insight into the inner workings of the nonprofit world by working closely with the executive, communications, development, and program teams to realize their shared project goals.
Daniel also worked as part of the advancement team at the University of California, Hastings. At the law school, he worked with the board of governors and board of trustees to find ways to help create a better experience and outcomes for current law students and further the development of the school’s alumni network.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Davis.