Cornerstone has worked with some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious foundations, and state- and community-based philanthropic entities to enable them to maximize investments, solve difficult problems, and implement successful, mission-driven solutions. Informed by her extensive experience as both grant-maker and grantee, Sharon Edwards’ work with foundations includes:

  • Managing strategic planning processes

  • Guiding program development, design and execution

  • Constructing plans for major grant-making initiatives

  • Conducting process evaluations to guide future investments

  • Launching and managing successful local, statewide, national, and multi-site initiatives

  • Providing technical assistance and project oversight

Clients in this arena have included:

National Foundations

The Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
The Ford Foundation
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The Open Society Institute
The David and Lucille Packard Foundation
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Stuart Foundation
The Bernard Van Leer Foundation

State and Community Foundations

The California Wellness Foundation
The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
The Institute of Mental Hygiene
The Community Foundation of the Low Country
The Greater New Haven Community Foundation
The New Morning Foundation
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands

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