Steven LawrenceDirector of Research at the Foundation Center

Steven Lawrence joined the Foundation Center's research staff in 1991 and currently serves as director of research. He manages the publication of numerous annual and special project reports. He also develops and delivers public presentations and trainings on foundation trends; facilitates custom consulting services for external clients; and promotes Foundation Center research activities to the media, grantmakers, and the nonprofit community.

A seasoned researcher, writer, and communicator with over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Mr. Lawrence is the principal author of the annual Key Facts on U.S. Foundations report and multiple special studies on the foundation field, such as California Foundations, Foundation Funding for Children's Health, Update on Foundation Health Policy Grantmaking, and Giving in the Aftermath of the Gulf Coast Hurricanes: Update on the Foundation and Corporate Response. In addition, he is the author of Advancing Human Rights: The State of Global Foundation Grantmaking. Mr. Lawrence also serves on the Giving USA advisory committee.