Danielle Valenciano

Director, Community Scholarships

As Director of Community Scholarships, Danielle oversees the overall vision, planning and management of the Community Scholarships Program, which annually awards more than $3.5 million to San Diego college students. She works to implement strategic direction, generate new funds and champion the advancement of educational equity for scholarship recipients - the majority of whom are first-generation, low-income and underrepresented.

Danielle started at SDF in May 2011, providing local nonprofit organizations with services and tools to help increase their sustainability, and served as donor manager for more than 300 nonprofit funds.

Prior to joining SDF, Danielle worked at the Muscular Dystrophy Association, where she managed a healthcare services program for more than 1,000 patient families. Danielle earned both her bachelor's master’s degrees in cultural anthropology from the UC San Diego.

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