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Anne Schonfield

Principal Consultant, Schonfield Consulting

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1834 Delaware St.
Berkeley , CA 97403


Since 2004, Schonfield Consulting has worked with a wide range of philanthropic and non-profit clients, specializing in grant-making support, program planning, evaluation, and strategy development. Our clients include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Starbucks Foundation, TCC Group, City Fields Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, East Bay Community Foundation, and others. Since 2006, Anne has worked closely with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, assisting Program Officers and senior staff with many areas of grant-making support, including evaluation of grant applications and budgets, strategy development, grantee meeting facilitation, internal staff training, due diligence and other tasks. Prior to becoming a consultant, Anne worked for 10+ years in the non-profit and public sectors, including International Development Exchange (Co-Executive Director), Pesticide Action Network (Program Director), and Catholic Relief Services/Zimbabwe (Acting Program Officer).

In addition to Anne (Principal Consultant), Schonfield Consulting includes several Associate Consultants. Please check out our team, clients and services at: We work with clients throughout California, the West Coast, nationally and internationally.

Anne has a Bachelor degree from Dartmouth College and a Masters degree from University of California, Berkeley.  She lives in Berkeley CA and serves on the Board of Directors of the Berkeley YMCA (one of the largest Ys in the U.S.!).  Please visit our website to learn more about how we can help support your grant-making and improve your impact:

Professional Expertise

  • Board of Directors, Governance Issues
  • Evaluation
  • Facilitation (Retreats, Groups, etc.)
  • Fund Development
  • Grantmaking and Program Development
  • International Grantmaking
  • Partnerships, Collaborations
  • Project Management
  • Public Policy
  • Research
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training, Curriculum Development
  • Writing, Editing

Types of Grantmakers Served

  • Community Foundations
  • Community Philanthropy
  • Corporate Foundations and Corporate Giving
  • Family Foundations
  • Funder Collaboratives
  • Grantmaker Associations, Affinity Groups, Funder Networks
  • Independent/Private Foundations
  • Operating Foundations

Programmatic Expertise

  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Disaster Assistance
  • Economic and Community Development
  • Environment
  • Food Systems/Agriculture
  • Human Rights, Civil Rights
  • Jewish Interests
  • Philanthropic Sector
  • Public Policy
  • Religious
  • Technical Assistance, Nonprofit Capacity Building
  • Women and Girls

Geographic Focus

United States
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • National
  • South
  • Washington
  • West
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Global