Nonprofit HR recently recognized Kristin O’Malley, president and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation, as a finalist on its “2022 Social Impact Women to Watch” list.
O’Malley is among 19 other professional women chosen for leadership, unwavering dedication, and impactful
achievement in the social sector.
Nonprofit HR, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the country’s leading and oldest firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of social impact organizations. For the past several years, it has recognized women across North America who have made significant contributions to nonprofits, associations, foundations, social enterprise, and the communities they serve.
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 2017.
Under her leadership, the Foundation’s assets, now over $100 million, have more than doubled; incoming gifts have tripled due, in part, to cultivation efforts among new and existing donors. In 2021 alone, the Foundation distributed more than $6.2 million in grants and scholarships to local nonprofit organizations and students, up from $2.2 million when she assumed the helm.
Other significant accomplishments include creating a Strategic Emergency Response Fund, which has raised more than $3.58 million and allocated more than $2.5 million for ongoing pandemic relief efforts and nonprofit capacity building initiatives across Cape Cod; and creating “Connecting Cape Cod,” a series of virtual community forums designed to share information about the region’s current needs, resources and opportunities for community engagement with a larger audience.
A native Cape Codder and current resident of West Barnstable, O’Malley holds a bachelor’s degree 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. She is a graduate and past board member of the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod.