Pronouns: she / her
Independent philanthropy consultant
Katy is an experienced practitioner of and advocate for participatory grantmaking, a practice that moves power from funders to the people impacted by those funds. Katy works with funders globally to shift power from their institutions to the people or movements that funders aim to serve. In recent years, she has worked with funders on gender equity, racial justice, climate and environmental justice, disability inclusion, youth leadership, and more. Before working as an independent consultant, Katy led the grantmaking team at the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, which ran six participatory grantmaking programs. She has also held roles at the Global Fund for Children and CARE International. Katy has co-led the HRFN community of practice on participatory grantmaking, and served as an advisor to the Grantcraft Guide on participatory grantmaking.