Jody Chang

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Philanthropic Sector

Expertise: Jody guides foundations on grant making strategy and other creative ways to support their grantees. She specializes in translating organizational priorities into concrete processes.

Experience: Jody is a Lead Partner at the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2), a nationally acclaimed philanthropy. She led the foundation's  grant making in the education field, including SV2's engagement with a collaborative of other funders around the Big Lift Initiative. Jody also serves as a managing director of the The Campbell Foundation, where she built the process of soliciting and reviewing applications from a national pool of applicants. She is the founder and former president of the Hammer Montessori Foundation, a foundation that supports an innovative public school in San Jose. She has served in leadership positions or volunteered at numerous nonprofits. 

Education: Jody graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in History and Literature.

What Jody Finds Compelling:

  • Mission-driven philanthropy
  • Well run processes that serve people
  • Efforts that build a sense of community and partnership
  • Causes that empower women and children for lives of dignity and fulfillment