Katie Scott

Katie Scott

Program Director


(202) 350-9380

What do you do at NCFP?

I curate our programs for giving families, peer networks, and community foundations. I connect families and staff to resources, tools, and others with similar experiences.

What did you do before NCFP?

I came to NCFP after a few years working at a family foundation remotely to lead a national network and capacity building effort, supporting youth engaging in philanthropy. My experience includes having worked at community foundations across the country in Boston, San Diego, and Tucson. I hold masters’ in nonprofit management and philanthropy from Indiana University’s SPEA & Lilly Family School. I have a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University. I grew up in Illinois.


Virtual Office Hours

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Katie Scott

NCFP’s team is always available and accessible to help and support you. During these unprecedented times, our staff are available for open office hours in a video chat room or via phone. Come to office hours to ask our staff for advice and to connect with peers. You may join any at any point during the 3:30-5pm ET time slot… Read More

Making Space at The Table: Welcoming New Voices to Your Family Giving

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Katy Rees, Joel Luedtke, Justin Maxson, Michael Brunker, Valerie Jacobs Hapke, Katie Scott

There are so many ways to welcome new voices into your family giving to enhance your own giving and family impact. Having others engaged can enhance diversity, inclusion, help your own family, and introduce new ideas and perspectives for impact. Hear from families who have found creative ways to engage non-family board members, the next generation, and community input. Leave… Read More

Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Jason Born, Katie Scott, Tony Macklin

Community Foundations Workshop 20th Anniversary Symposium
NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network supports the special roles community foundations play with philanthropic families as a trusted resource and partner. Included here is a complete collection of Spark Session webinar replays, issue briefs, and other resources that have been created as part of this network. Read More

Changemakers: National networks engaging next gen philanthropic leaders

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Andrea Zucker, Biz Ghormley, Brendan Adams, Iris Brilliant, Manuela Arciniegas, Mary Galeti, Rebecca Balter, Katie Scott

Family foundation boards are expected to see a period of unprecedented change over the next few years, with a new generation of philanthropists poised to take over leadership roles. It's more important than ever that we provide emerging philanthropic leaders with a variety of networking opportunities and resources to allow them to effectively address the most pressing social issues… Read More

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