Acting CEO, ClimateWorks Foundation
Chris DeCardy brings over 25 years of executive leadership and board experience in philanthropy. He is currently serving as acting CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation until a permanent CEO is hired.
Previously, Chris was vice president and director of programs for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, one of the largest U.S. grantmaking foundations and a founding funder for CLI. Working with the Board, CEO, and staff, he guided grantmaking strategy development and assessment, including the foundation’s $1 billion, 20-year commitment to climate change mitigation. He managed the integration of evaluation, communications, and capacity-building departments to deepen program impact, and supported cross-program teams in advancing diversity and equity commitments.
With a background in strategic communications and network advocacy, Chris previously helped launch and then ran Environmental Media Services, now Resource Media, an environmental communications non-profit credited with improving and expanding media coverage of international environmental issues.