Director, Partner Support and Grantmaking
Danielle Fuller-Wimbush is a social science researcher and has been engaged in positive social change work for more than 20 years. As UUSC’s director of partner support and grantmaking, she leads an engaged team in making small grants and impactful non-financial support to grassroots organizations from affected communities.
Danielle’s experience in strategic grantmaking started at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation where she worked for close to eight years overseeing a multi-million dollar grant portfolio and coordinating the Hilton Humanitarian Prize. While there, she served on the Steering Committee of the local Human Rights Watch chapter, volunteered with a number of non-profits, and was actively engaged with Southern California Grantmakers. She later launched a consulting business that allowed her the opportunity to work with a number of organizations including Oxfam America in Haiti, the World Bank in Nigeria and the Eastern Caribbean, and RSI in Afghanistan. Danielle is also a published social science researcher, with expertise in aid effectiveness, sustainable agriculture, and results-based financing. Prior to assuming her current role, Danielle worked for UUSC as an independent consultant, where she was deeply engaged in the organization’s programmatic work.
Danielle has a Ph.D. in Social Policy from Brandeis University, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a BA in Intercultural Studies with a concentration in Environmental Studies, and a minor in Religion.
dfuller-wimbush @ uusc.org