Kevin Walker

Kevin Walker
Kevin Walker is president and CEO of the Northwest Area Foundation, which seeks to reduce poverty and build sustainable prosperity in a region that stretches from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest, including the 75 Native nations that share that geography. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Michigan, Kevin is board chair of Philanthropy Northwest and a past chair of the Minnesota Council on Foundations. Prior to joining the Northwest Area Foundation in 2008, Kevin spent 13 years with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, including nine as director of Mott’s national anti-poverty program. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kevin also serves on the BoardSource board of directors.

Owning My Whiteness

Posted by Kevin Walker on Jul 24, 2019 12:15:25 PM

"Share a reflection on a time that your identity — who you are — changed or informed a conversation in a way that was visible to you.”


Foundation Board Diversity: Five Things We Can Do to Break from the Current Reality

Posted by Kevin Walker on Mar 21, 2018 11:15:44 AM

This blog post is the third in a series written by foundation leaders in response to a new research report published by BoardSource titled Foundation Board Leadership: A Closer Look at Foundation Board Responses to Leading with Intent 2017. This report is an effort to better understand the...


Topics: Board Diversity & Inclusivity, Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit, Leading with Intent, Family Foundations

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