David Knapp

Dave Knapp | Co-Founder and Co-Chairman

Dave Knapp is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Global Bridge Foundation, bringing with him more than 35 years of experience in the non-profit, public service, psycho-therapeutic and business worlds.

David co-founded and administered a number of innovative programs in the 1970's for the treatment of the emotionally disturbed and adolescents.  He has been innovative in the use of internships as an effective training strategy for the psycho-therapeutic professions.  David also provided counseling services at Santa Monica Community College, worked with drug and alcohol programs, and provided hospice counseling.  

After some years as a practicing psychotherapist, he started and currently maintains a successful real estate company that includes a specialization in commercial real estate finance.  His unique gifts for conflict resolution, strategic guidance, and communications go beyond business as he is well known in the community as someone who can bring out the best nature and intelligence of the people with whom he works.

During the decade he has been involved in Global Bridge Foundation, David has a specific interest in microfinance, collaboration and consultation with non-profits and in developing opportunities for Program Related Investments.  He utilizes his combined communication and business skills to find creative solutions for the organizations with which Global Bridge Foundation works.

David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Urban Studies, an Masters in Psychology. He has been a licensed RE Broker and Marriage Family Therapist since the 1970’s.

Projects In Focus

Humanistic Spirituality

Humanistic Spirituality (HS) is a system of teaching purposeful living through counseling and guidance practices. more >>


Developing a Soy Industry in Afghanistan

With a goal to eradicate the malnutrition crisis in Afghanistan, Nutrition and Education International more >>

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