AI & Philanthropy
Steering Committee


Advancements in AI will tremendously impact the economy and society, including many of the societal issues that philanthropies have sought to address. By bringing together industry and civil society leaders with the philanthropic community, we empower key decision-makers with the knowledge needed to advance responsible AI innovation.

About the Steering Committee

The primary purpose of the AI & Philanthropy Steering Committee is to define and guide philanthropic initiatives that leverage AI for positive social impact. The committee will dedicate its time to the broad spectrum of challenges and opportunities AI presents to the philanthropic and nonprofit landscape, comprising a diverse assembly of industry, philanthropy, nonprofit community leaders, academia and subject matter experts.

Who will be Included

Members of the AI & Philanthropy Steering Committee, which is in formation, include leaders from Ada Lovelace Institute, AI Collaborative, AI Now Institute, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Benefits Data Trust, Cohere, Data & Society, Ford Foundation, Good Tech Advisory, Google.org, MetLife Foundation, New America Foundation, Omidyar Network, and the Surdna Foundation.

Steering Committee Members

Lilian Coral

New America

Anamitra Deb

Omidyar Network

Kay Firth-Butterfield

Good Tech Advisory

Jonathan Goldberg

Surdna Foundation

Brigitte Gosselink

Google.org

Joan Harrington

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Janet Haven

Data & Society

Tia Hodges

MetLife Foundation

Jeff Jiménez-Kurlander

Surdna Foundation

Amba Kak

AI Now Institute

Lori McGlinchey

Ford Foundation

Aidan Peppin

Cohere For AI

Stephen Plank

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Trooper Sanders

Benefits Data Trust

Andrew Strait

Ada Lovelace Institute

Martin Tisné

AI Collaborative

Helen Zhang

Schmidt Futures

“At The Annie E. Casey Foundation, we’re eager to be in conversation about how best to manage both the opportunities and risks with the growth of AI. As we join the AI & Philanthropy Steering Committee, we believe that AI has the potential to enhance the lives of children, families and communities, as long as we keep their well-being in mind.”

Stephen Plank
Vice President – Research, Evaluation, Evidence and Data at The Annie E. Casey Foundation

“At the Surdna Foundation, we are committed to advancing social justice and strengthening democracy through our grantmaking. We recognize that artificial intelligence is a powerful force that can shape the future of our society and the well-being of our priority populations. That is why we are proud to support the Partnership on AI and its efforts to foster ethical and responsible AI development and use across the philanthropic sector and beyond.”

Jonathan Goldberg
Vice President of Learning & Impact, Surdna Foundation