Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness Officer
Lori Grange is the Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness Officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. As part of the Effective Philanthropy Group, Lori guides and supports program staff across the foundation as they create, implement, refresh, and exit strategies and initiatives. She is helping lead an institution-wide effort to refresh the foundation’s overall framework for strategic philanthropy. She also oversees the Organizational Effectiveness Program, which supplements regular support to foundation grantees with targeted, capacity-building grants.
Lori has worked in philanthropy for more than 15 years. Before coming to the Hewlett Foundation, she was a senior director at the Pew Charitable Trusts. She played a lead role in developing seven new strategies aimed at a myriad of state policy issues, including sentencing and corrections, dental care for low-income children, and economic development. She also helped other staff develop and implement their strategies and led explorations of new issues in which Pew might play a role. She helped create the Pew Center on the States (later merged into a government performance department), built and led a research unit, and oversaw Stateline, a team of journalists providing daily reporting and analysis on state policy trends.
Before that, Lori worked at the nonprofit Equal Justice Works, overseeing national fellowship programs for public interest lawyers. She also was a journalist at the Los Angeles Times. She 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.