July 15, 2019
Koya Leadership Partners is delighted to have placed Connie Malloy as the Executive Director of Panta Rhea Foundation.
The Panta Rhea Foundation (PRF) was established in 2001 as a private foundation devoted to researching issues and analyzing the operations, goals and potential of organizations committed to building a more just and sustainable world. The Foundation advises individual donors and other charitable entities on grantmaking strategies and specific grants.
Prior to joining Panta Rhea Foundation, Connie Malloy served as Portfolio Director at The James Irvine Foundation, based in the Los Angeles office. There she oversaw the Fair Work and Better Careers initiatives to ensure that fairness and opportunity are afforded to all of California’s workers. She has also led grantmaking in the areas of voter and civic engagement, elections policies, and practices, and Pay for Success, while overseeing the Foundation’s annual Leadership Awards.
Prior to Irvine, Connie was appointed to the first-ever California Citizens Redistricting Commission for a 10-year term in 2010. In 2011, she oversaw the creation and implementation of fair state-level political districts through a transparent public process. California became the first state to use a truly independent commission of citizens reflecting the state’s political, geographic, and demographic diversity to determine its Assembly, Senate, Congressional, and Board of Equalization maps. Connie is now, as a private citizen, Chair of that commission through the end of her term in 2020.
Before joining Irvine in 2012, Connie served as Senior Director of Programs for Urban Habitat in Oakland. She has also served as a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fellow, led the Regional Sustainability Initiative at Redefining Progress, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia’s Amazon Basin. Her first philanthropic role was at United Way in Riverside, CA.
Connie currently serves on the boards of Southern California Grantmakers and the national Funders Committee for Civic Participation. She earned her master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from La Sierra University in Riverside, California. Connie’s roots are in Colombia’s San Andres and Providence Islands.
Read the press release: Panta Rhea Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director.