Lead, Youth Homelessness Strategy, Raikes Foundation
Funders Together Board Vice-Chair
Katie Hong joined the Foundation in January 2012 as a program officer. She primarily supports the foundation’s national work on early adolescent development and leads the foundation’s efforts around youth and young adult homelessness. Prior to joining the Raikes Foundation, Katie consulted with private philanthropic foundations and non-profit organizations on strategic planning and organizational effectiveness. For over five years, Katie worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she oversaw the work of the Foundation’s Pacific Northwest Initiative including their initiative to reduce family homelessness and the Foundation’s advocacy grant making including education efforts in Washington state.
Katie has also served as the Director for the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing and spent time as Executive Policy Adviser to Governor Gary Locke and as a White House Fellow for both the Clinton and Bush Administrations. She has a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and her BA from University of California at Berkeley.