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Kelly Born

Program Officer, Madison Initiative, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


Kelly Born serves as one of two Program Officers for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s US Democracy portfolio. The Democracy Initiative supports organizations from across the ideological spectrum that are working to address the the democratic crisis the US currently faces. Kelly oversees grantmaking in areas including campaigns and elections, civic engagement, media and journalism, and digital disinformation.
Before helping to launch the Hewlett Foundation’s democracy work, Kelly helped to launch the foundation’s Effective Philanthropy Group, which is aimed at improving both Hewlett’s own internal philanthropic strategy, and the field of philanthropy more broadly.
Prior to joining the Hewlett Foundation, Kelly worked as a strategy consultant with the Monitor Institute, a nonprofit consulting firm, where she led strategic planning efforts at a number of large US foundations. Earlier in her career, she consulted extensively with the private sector, nonprofits, and governments in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe.