About the Foundation

From the President

Carol Larson


Carol S. Larson is President and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a position she has held since January 2004. She is responsible for the overall management of the Foundation and its grantmaking activities.



Carol Larson receives Council on Foundations’ 2016 Distinguished Service Award.

Carol Larson interviews Harvard political scientist and author of Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis Robert D. Putnam.
(Photo courtesy Zócalo Public Square)

Carol Larson joins Larry Kramer, President of the William, and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to discuss ways of developing relationships and collaborations on issues such as water conservation, vitality of cities, and disaster response.

Carol Larson serves as a panelist during the the 2014 White House Summit on Early Education. 

Carol Larson reflects on 50 years of grantmaking.

Carol Larson Delivers Speech at John W. Gardner Award at the Encore.org Conference.

Carol Larson shares why values should be at the center of philanthropy during the Heart of the Matter panel at the 2014 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations annual conference.

Carol Larson in conversation with the Los Altos Town Crier in honor of the Packard Foundation being named the 2013 Los Altan of the Year.