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Tim Hanstad

As a long-time, award-winning social entrepreneur and NGO leader, Tim Hanstad is now a leading voice and practitioner on how philanthropy can change to create more systemic impact. He is a proven strategic leader with a deep, demonstrated commitment to inclusivity, social justice, and a shared prosperity. Tim previously co-founded and was the longtime CEO of Landesa, a Top-10 Global NGO. He led Landesa’s growth from a 2-person operation to the #1-ranked human rights NGO in the world. He was the long-time CEO of Landesa and now serves on its board of directors. Tim Hanstad transitioned to the role of Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at Chandler Foundation in October 2023 after serving as CEO of the Foundation for five years.

Tim is a 2008 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur Awardee and a 2012 Skoll Social Entrepreneur Awardee. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Huffington Post and beyond. Tim is the proud spouse of Chitra and a father to four wonderful and inspiring adult children.


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