Shawn Kravich was the founding Executive Director of the Snap Foundation and a Trustee of the John N. Calley Foundation, where he served as Executive Director from 2015-2018. In both roles he has explored collaborative giving models and innovation in the sector, particularly through the lens of participatory grantmaking.
Prior to his entry into philanthropy, Shawn served as VP, External Affairs at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, founding Director of the Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project—an award-winning, wraparound legal services program in collaboration with UCLA School of Law, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and several legal and medical institutions—and Director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center, a national healthcare education and advocacy organization.
Shawn holds three bachelor’s degrees from the University of Southern California and a juris doctor from UCLA School of Law with specializations in Critical Race Studies and Public Interest Law and Policy. When time permits, he teaches coursework on topics of health care law and bioethics at various higher education institutions throughout Los Angeles.