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Katy Love, Senior Program Officer, FDC
Katy Love
Director, Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

I came 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 now serve as the Community Resources team's director. I joined the Wikimedia Foundation in January 2013 as the first Senior Program Officer for the newly constituted Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) / Annual Plan Grant program. Through an innovative and participatory grantmaking process, the FDC aims to effectively allocate movement funds to achieve Wikimedia’s mission, vision, and strategy.

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.

Contact me

  • E-mail: klove(_AT_)wikimedia.org