Frank DeGiovanni retired from the Ford Foundation in April, 2016. At the time of his retirement, he was Senior Advisor to the President of the foundation, advising the foundation’s regional offices and thematic areas on strategy development. Previously, he served as the Director of the Financial Assets unit of the Ford Foundation, leading the foundation’s worldwide efforts to build financial assets for disadvantaged people through grants and Program Related Investments (PRIs).
He currently consults to nonprofit organizations and, in addition to his membership on the Endowment’s board, serves on the boards of two international development organizations focused on poverty alleviation.
Before joining the Ford Foundation in 1992, DeGiovanni was associate professor and senior research associate at the New School for Social Research in New York City. DeGiovanni has a Ph.D. and M.R.P. in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.