Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Stuart Burden joined SVCF in March 2017 as vice president of corporate and foundation relations. He is responsible for leading the strategic direction for SVCF’s work with a growing list of more than 100 corporate clients, including advising them on corporate social responsibility strategies, goals and philanthropic programs. Before joining SVCF, Stuart was a philanthropy consultant focused on program design, organizational effectiveness and strategic communications. His clients included large not-for-profit organizations, such as Planned Parenthood of America, as well as numerous private foundations. Prior to his work as a consultant, Stuart directed grantmaking for the Levi Strauss Foundation and Levi Strauss & Co.
Stuart also spent 11 years at the MacArthur Foundation, where he managed grant portfolios focused on protecting reproductive health and rights in Brazil and Mexico and improving higher education in Africa. He also worked on special projects at the Ford Foundation, including the design and launch of Ford’s initial HIV/AIDS grants program.
Originally from Colorado and now a San Francisco resident, Stuart earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.