User:KLove (WMF)

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Katy Love
Senior Program Officer, Funds Dissemination Committee, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

I come to the Wikimedia movement and the Funds Dissemination Committee with a passion for strategic and high-impact grantmaking, collaborative work, and transparent decision-making. My background includes philanthropic activities and NGO programs, systems, and operations. Over the years, I have developed and served on a number of creative grantmaking programs, including a giving circle and several local and national grants panels.

I have lived, worked, and traveled in about 40 countries, and speak Spanish and Portuguese and (hopefully) 'good enough' French. If needed, I always have a team building activity or an icebreaker ready to share.

My work

I joined the Wikimedia Foundation in January 2013 as the first Senior Program Officer for the newly constituted Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC). Through an innovative and participatory grantmaking process, the FDC aims to effectively allocate movement funds to achieve Wikimedia’s mission, vision, and strategy. It is my job to ensure that the FDC process is operating smoothly and effectively. I serve as the primary point of contact for fund-seekers and recipients of FDC program funding.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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