Our Mentors

Steve Mayer

Steve Mayer is a Program Director with Cornerstone Trust, a private foundation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Trust partners with Christian organizations to catalyze and accelerate Kingdom change in the least-reached and least-resourced areas of the world. Primary strategies under Steve’s oversight include economic development, health, justice, and relief with a special focus on fragile states. Steve loves to read and learn, with separate Master degrees in Theology and International Development. Prior to his role with the Trust, Steve served for over ten years in a local church where he gave oversight to their local and international outreach. He also founded and served as the Executive Director for a clean water organization called 20 Liters.  Through these roles and experiences, Steve developed a real passion for community-based decision making and evaluating program effectiveness. He has seen firsthand the unfortunate gap that sometimes exists between stated impacts and actual outcomes and seeks to find, fund, and manage programs that have closed this gap.