MENLO PARK, Calif. – Lori Grange has joined The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness Officer in its Effective Philanthropy Group, the Foundation announced today.
As a Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness Officer, Grange will lead efforts to strengthen the organizational capacity of the Foundation’s grantees. She will also collaborate with the organization’s program and administrative staff to periodically review and refine their strategic approaches. The Hewlett Foundation’s Effective Philanthropy Group supports the Foundation’s program and administrative staff in its efforts to promote strategic philanthropy, which aims to produce better outcomes on the ground.
Grange comes to the Hewlett Foundation from the Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit research and public policy organization, where she was Senior Director for emerging issues. In that role, she led explorations of new issues in which Pew might play a role and worked closely with other staff to develop new strategies. She also oversaw the Trusts’ state policy news service.
Prior to that, she served in several other roles at Pew, including Deputy Director for its Center on the States, which she co-created. Lori led the development of eight new strategies and projects on a range of public policy issues, including state sentencing and corrections reform, economic development and children’s health care. She also oversaw Pew’s original research on topics such as state budgets, pension systems and tax incentives.
“Lori is going to help us be better partners to our grantees,” said Fay Twersky, Director of the Effective Philanthropy Group. “She has the experience that we were looking for to help us improve the quality of our strategies and grants and ultimately, the lives of the people we are here to help. “
Grange holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and philosophy from the University of Southern California and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
“The Hewlett Foundation is on the cutting edge of strategic philanthropy,” Grange said. “I’m thrilled to join an organization with such a profound commitment to getting as much value as possible from every grant dollar invested.”
She begins work January 2.
About The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy, and makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. A full list of all the Hewlett Foundation’s grants can be found here.