Heather Grady


Heather Grady is Vice President at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and leads the organization’s strategy and program development in global philanthropy, including collaboratives and research. Heather advises clients from the US and other countries on philanthropic strategy and a variety of thematic areas. She leads RPA’s Scaling Solutions toward Shifting Systems initiative. She was previously a Vice President at the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Managing Director of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, founded by former Irish President Mary Robinson.

Heather’s approach has been shaped in part by two decades of living in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, managing long-term development and humanitarian programs for Oxfam Great Britain and Save the Children. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the China Global Philanthropy Institute and is conversant in Chinese. She has degrees from Smith College and Harvard University, and serves on the boards of the Dropbox Foundation, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Forum for the Future, and is an Advisor to the B Team.