Cuong is the director of programs of Mott Philanthropic, a consultancy founded in 2008 that works with individuals and foundations to increase the impact of their giving. In his role, Cuong helps clients design, implement, and assess their grant making, which focuses on local and national issues, including arts and culture, education, climate change and just transition, and fiscal policy. Cuong previously worked at Philanthropic Advisors, where he also was director programs. Prior to this, Cuong worked at Hunt Alternatives Fund, a family foundation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he launched the foundation’s new program to support arts for young people in Eastern Massachusetts. He has also worked for the City of Boston Mayor’s Office, where he oversaw all grants made from the City’s general fund, including those for arts organizations, out-of-school programs, and early childcare providers. Cuong was also the performing arts manager at the Boston Center for the Arts, the living/arts editor at the South End News, and a development intern at the American Repertory Theater.