Tom Pyun

Education: Degrees from Vassar College and Columbia University

Recent projects include: GLIDE Memorial Church & Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, CF Leads

Personal interests include: Creative writing, hip-hop dance, and global travel

Tom is an independent strategy and grant-making consultant based in San Francisco. He has expertise in: developing analytically rigorous organizational and programmatic strategies and business plans; managing grant-making and evaluation portfolios and projects, including designing and implementing strategic initiatives and pilots; building organizational and leadership capacity via workshops and coaching; and conducting quantitative and qualitative research and analyses to inform program improvement and organizational change.

Tom’s project portfolio includes collaborations with The California Endowment, GLIDE Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation – Blue Shield Against Violence, Destination Home, The Philadelphia Center, PERTS at Stanford University, and Global Forum for MSM and HIV. He served as Interim Program Officer at the Blue Shield Against Violence Program where he was responsible for stewarding two dockets of grants consisting of $2.5 million-plus to organizations working to end domestic violence in California.

Tom was an Association of Schools of Public Health/Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow and a Technical Advisor in HIV Prevention with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Global AIDS Program in the United Republic of Tanzania. While at the CDC, Tom managed a $2 million-plus portfolio of HIV-prevention research and evaluation projects. In addition, he provided capacity building, technical assistance, and mentorship to in-country staff and international and local nonprofit grantee partners.

Previously, Tom was a Consultant with the Bridgespan Group, a national nonprofit management consultancy with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Boston. During his tenure, he collaborated on strategy engagements with a national membership organization focused on practitioners and providers serving aging populations, a philanthropic climate change initiative, a California-based health care foundation, an Oregon-based charter management organization, and an education reform think tank based at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.