Trent Stamp


The Eisner Foundation

Trent Stamp has served as CEO of The Eisner Foundation since 2008. Under Trent’s leadership, The Eisner Foundation became the only foundation in the U.S. investing solely in intergenerational solutions, garnering several honors and awards, including Generation United’s Leadership Award.

Trent is recognized as one of America’s leading experts on healthy aging and the benefits of intergenerational programs. He has recently been published in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Generations, and The Hill, served as an editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s series “Meeting the Multigenerational Moment,” and has spoken at SXSW, the Milken Institute, Points of Light, and the Aspen Institute.

Trent is also a leader in the non-profit world and considered an expert on charitable and philanthropic best practices.  He serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy at USC, The Board of Directors at Eisner Health Foundation, the Milken Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging’s Board of Academic and Policy Advisors, and the international organization Portsmouth in the Community. He has taught Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the Price School of Public Policy at USC, consults for the Committee on the Arts at The Aspen Institute, and previously served on the Boards of Grantmakers in Aging and Southern California Grantmakers.  He wrote a regular column for the Chronicle of Philanthropy on charity management; his blog, “Trent Stamp’s Take,” was recognized by The New York Times as one of “Ten Nonprofit Blogs That Get Attention;” and his podcast, with Julie Lacouture, “How We Run” focused on non-profit management and best practices.

In a previous life, Trent was the founding President of Charity Navigator. Under his leadership, Charity Navigator grew to become the nation’s largest and most-used evaluator of American charities and nonprofits. Prior to Charity Navigator, Trent was Vice President of Communications for Teach For America, a Presidential Management Fellow for the Social Security Administration, and a legislative aide for U.S. Representative Robert Matsui. Trent started his career as a Teach For America teacher in rural North Carolina.

Trent has regularly appeared as an expert analyst for national television and radio shows, including The Today Show, 20/20, Good Morning America, and The Daily Show. In 2004, he was selected by New Jersey Business Magazine as one of “40 Business Leaders Under 40” in the state and in 2007, he received the New Jersey State Legislature’s Five Sectors Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the betterment of the state.

Trent received his Master’s in Public Policy from Duke University and his B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He lives in Hermosa Beach, California with his wife, Jill. They have two children attending college. In 2017, Trent was honored by Hermosa Beach with the Rory Wibberley Award for his volunteerism and commitment to the community.