Nancy Lindborg has served as the president and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation since August 2020. The Foundation awards more than $300 million in grants domestically and internationally to advance its mission of working with people and communities to create ensuring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world.

Nancy has spent most of her career working internationally on issues of democracy and civil society, conflict resolution, and humanitarian response. She previously served as the president and CEO of the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), a nonpartisan institute working to prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflict around the world.

Nancy served as the assistant administrator during the Obama Administration for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) at USAID, which focused on supporting democracy and preventing and responding to crisis. During her tenure, she had oversight of the response to complex challenges including the Syrian war, droughts in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, the Arab Spring, and the West Africa Ebola crisis. Prior to joining USAID, she was president of Mercy Corps, an international NGO known for innovative programs in the most challenging environments. She previously lived and worked in Nepal and Central Asia.

She currently serves as vice chair of the board of the ClimateWorks Foundation, asĀ an advisory council member of the Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity and on the board of trustees of the International Crisis Group.

Nancy holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English literature from Stanford University and an M.A. in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.