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Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO

Kristin O'Malley

Kristin O’Malley joined the staff of The Cape Cod Foundation in 2004, became its Executive Director in 2013, and was then promoted to President and CEO in January 2017. Throughout her tenure at the Foundation, she has worked in areas including grantmaking, fund development and stewardship, community initiatives, and networking with regional nonprofits. She has presented on grantmaking and philanthropy for various groups and has served as a spokesperson for local and national publications and media outlets.

Kristin has been involved with many local community groups. She is a member of the Board of Philanthropy Massachusetts, a graduate and past Board member of the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod, Past President and Board member of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, a member of the Middlebury College Alumni Admissions Program, a member of the Advisory Committee for the Cape Cod and Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund, and a volunteer for St. Pius X School, 

Kristin, who was born and raised on Cape Cod, holds a BA from Middlebury College, an MBA in Nonprofit Management from Suffolk University, and a certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership through the Institute for Nonprofit Practice at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Kristin has been recognized as one of the region’s “40 Under 40” leaders by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine, and in 2022, she was chosen as one of 19 women nationally to be recognized on Nonprofit HR’s “Social Impact Women to Watch” list. Kristin resides in West Barnstable with her husband and two very active children.


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