Stanislava Stancheva

Director, Partnership Strategy

Stanislava joined The Christensen Fund in 2013. She leads the Foundation’s efforts to foster best practices in the field of philanthropy with a focus on equitable, values-aligned, and trust-based grantmaking. Stanislava works across all programmatic portfolios to facilitate meaningful strategies and learning for staff and partners. Stanislava holds graduate degrees in International Economics and Political Science. Born and raised in Bulgaria, she worked with the Bulgarian government and the European Commission to develop strategic cooperation agreements and advised on the design and implementation of key European Union funding programs. Earlier, Stanislava had been actively involved in strengthening the capacity of the newly emerged civil society sector in her country and assisted with the implementation of several programs and reforms in the field of cultural policy and rural development, among others. Stanislava is based in California, U.S., and is the proud mom of three totally awesome kids who teach her to be fearless and to live life fully.