About me

Chris Cardona is Program Officer for Philanthropy at the Ford Foundation, responsible for programming a U.S. grantmaking portfolio on improving philanthropic infrastructure and practice, and engaging with the philanthropic community on issues affecting the sector.

Previously, he served as Director of Philanthropy with TCC Group, a B Corporation consulting firm that works with foundations, nonprofits, and corporate giving programs to develop strategies for social impact. He chaired the Advisory Council for the NYC Venture Philanthropy Fund, a giving circle that supports social entrepreneurs developing innovative solutions to persistent social problems in the five boroughs of New York City. He was trained as a political scientist at Williams College and the University of California, Berkeley, where his doctoral dissertation, “Politicians, Soldiers, and Cops: Colombia’s La Violencia in Comparative Perspective,” examined the relationships between Latin American army, police, and political parties in comparative and historical perspective.

The opinions on this blog are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer, the Ford Foundation (or those of my prior employer, TCC Group, for posts written while I worked there, June 2008-April 2015).