Linda Schuurmann Baker, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

TITLE: Director of Organizational Effectiveness

FUNDING AREAS: Strategic and business planning, financial management, executive leadership, communications 

CONTACT: Visit PeopleFinder for email and phone number (paid subscribers only)

PROFILE: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has a long history of providing general support to help organizations grow in capacity and effectiveness. Currently presiding over the foundation's Organizational Effectiveness grantmaking efforts is Linda Shuurmann Baker, a longtime employee of the foundation. Her foundation bio shares: 

Linda joined the Foundation in 1994, and currently serves as the Director of Organizational Effectiveness. In this role, she leads the Organizational Effectiveness (OE) team as they invest in grantees to build their core strengths and maximize their impact. Through these investments, the OE team aims to build healthier, better connected organizations and networks ready to bring about greater change in the areas the Foundation cares most about. The OE team works in collaboration with the four program grantmaking areas of the Foundation, and also engages with the broader field on capacity building and good philanthropic practice.

She has also served the Foundation as program officer in the Local Grantmaking and Children, Families and Communities programs, and as an analyst and associate editor in the Center for the Future of Children.