Daniel Widome leads Arabella’s innovative grant-making practice, which synthesizes over a decade’s work in the philanthropic and social sectors. Daniel serves as a strategic advisor to high-profile corporate, foundation, and family clients, leading the design and implementation of new grant programs across the education, health, affordable housing, global advocacy, mental health, nutrition, and other sectors.
Since joining Arabella in 2011, Daniel has led evaluations of a national foundation’s efforts to reduce teen pregnancy and of a major funder’s efforts to spur new media innovation; facilitated strategic planning processes and landscape analyses for health- and education-focused clients; helped a family foundation launch a new initiative to develop games and apps to enhance adolescent mental health; led the development and management of an innovation challenge to identify early-stage affordable housing solutions on behalf of a major corporate client; and managed a major funder’s effort to expand teacher leadership initiatives and support education reforms. Daniel has led Arabella’s Beyond Grant Making campaign, which articulates nontraditional methods that funders can use to amplify their impact.
Prior to joining Arabella, Daniel worked as an evaluation consultant to foundations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Daniel has over 10 years of experience as a writer, editor, and policy analyst. He has written on foreign policy, security affairs, and citizen engagement, and his work has appeared in the New Republic, Foreign Policy, Mother Jones, and various newspapers. Daniel served as editor in chief of the Brown Journal of World Affairs.
Daniel holds an AB from Brown University and an MPP from the University of California, Berkeley.