TITLE: Program Director, Pathways Out of Poverty
FUNDING AREAS: K-12 education, low-income community support
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org, (810) 238-5651
PROFILE: Kyle Caldwell arrived at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in January 2013 as its program director for Pathways Out of Poverty. Upon his hire, William White, Mott's president and CEO, stated, “Kyle brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience related to the nonprofit sector, as well as a keen awareness of the issues the foundation is interested in. He will be an asset to our poverty grantmaking team, which works to ensure that low-income people and communities around the U.S. have the tools and opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty.”
Here is Caldwell's official bio, as posted on Points of Light, where he serves on the board:
Kyle Caldwell is the program director for the Pathways Out of Poverty grant making program of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society.
Prior to joining the Mott Foundation, Kyle served as the president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), a statewide nonprofit focused on increasing the capacity of Michigan’s nonprofits to service, strengthen and transform communities. He also served as president and CEO of the ConnectMichigan Alliance (CMA), a statewide organization focused on promoting and strengthening a life-long ethic of service and civic engagement through the support of community building initiatives. CMA merged with MNA in 2007.
Kyle has worked in the private and public sectors including serving both Michigan Governors Engler and Granholm as the Executive Director of the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC). Prior to his time at the MCSC, Kyle was Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Olivet College, a small liberal arts college with a mission of "Individual and Social Responsibility".
Kyle serves on a number of boards and committees including: National Council of Nonprofits; Independent Sector Public Policy Committee, Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network, Voices for National Service, Council of Michigan Foundations Public Policy Committee, Governor's Foundation Liaison Advisory Committee, Community Legal Resources, Johnson Center for Philanthropy Leadership Council, Learning To Give-Michigan, United Way of Michigan, and Starr Commonwealth.
Kyle holds bachelors and masters degrees from Western Michigan University where he studied organizational communication. Both Lansing Community College and Western Michigan University's School of Communication have recognized Kyle with Distinguished Alumni Awards. Kyle is married with two children. The Caldwells reside in Augusta, Michigan.