Kavi Waddell

Program Manager, Woodcock Foundation

Kavi Waddell graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the Elliott School at the George Washington University with a concentration in U.S. Foreign Policy, where she also received her B.A. in International Affairs. In April 2019, Kavi joined the Woodcock Foundation, a progressive family foundation that supports efforts to improve the educational, economic, and environmental circumstances of communities in need. As Program Manager, Kavi works across the foundation’s programs, which span social enterprise & economic development, food systems, conservation and biodiversity, gender equality, democracy, and civil society more broadly. Additionally, Kavi helps advance the foundation’s programs through both grants and program-related investments and supports grantee capacity building efforts.


Demystifying Trust-based Practices: Trust in Action

Posted on December 7, 2022 by Kavi Waddell, Mark Rodriguez, Laura Jansen

Trust based philanthropy
The philanthropic sector continues to evolve, and many giving families are embracing a trust-based approach to their philanthropy—not only as a mindset, but as a guiding principle across their grantmaking, relationships, and operations. While many families are interested in and willing to adopt trust-based practices, it isn’t always clear how and when to utilize specific trust-based approaches and what they… Read More