Connie Malloy

Chief Executive Officer, Panta Rhea Foundation

Connie Archbold Robinson Malloy leads Panta Rhea Foundation as CEO and oversees the foundation’s Global Roots Fund. In 2021, in the wake of hurricanes Eta & Iota, she cofounded the Raizal Diaspora Network of San Andres, Providence, and Santa Catalina – Colombia’s Caribbean islands, and launched the Seaflower Resilience Fund with seed funding from Panta Rhea.

Prior to this role, Connie served as Portfolio Director at The James Irvine Foundation, and as Senior Director of Programs at Urban Habitat, a community based environmental justice organization and former Panta Rhea grantee. Earlier in her career, Connie was a Peace Corps Volunteer in eastern Bolivia, and a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fellow in California.

Connie serves on the Executive Committee and board of Southern California Grantmakers, and just completed a decade with the Funders Committee for Civic Participation’s national board. She was a founding parent with Kids for Freedom & Justice, and co-founded a grassroots global network for adopted and fostered adults of African descent. Connie was a Commissioner and Chair of California’s inaugural Citizens Redistricting Commission from 2010-2020, and continues to promote redistricting reform nationally. Connie received her Master of City and Regional Planning degree at the University of California at Berkeley, and a BA in Communications and Spanish at La Sierra University.


The Principles of Effective Family Philanthropy: Accountability

Posted on June 5, 2023 by Liz Dozier, Cathy Cha, Connie Malloy, C’Ardiss “CC” Gardner Gleser, Ashley Blanchard

 Effective family philanthropy makes a collective commitment to meaningful societal change. It holds itself accountable to impact as defined by community, and to the proven practices that support it. It is adaptive, evolving with the family and the community or ecosystem within which it operates. It shares or cedes power with different family members and generations, as well as… Read More

Governance Practices for Better Decision Making

Posted on December 7, 2021 by Kerry Ellington, Connie Malloy, Lisl Schoepflin, Miki Akimoto, Laura McCargar

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Governance practices of philanthropic families are evolving to include more diverse voices and perspectives. Two common pathways for donors to become more informed and proximate to the communities they partner with include: the appointment of an expert or community advisory committee to guide social impact strategies and decisions, and appointing independent board members. What are the considerations a family must… Read More