Named one of the “50 Most Influential Women in U.S. Philanthropy” by Philanthropy, Kriss Deiglmeier is a bridge-builder who finds solutions to society’s toughest problems at the nexus of funders, changemakers, business, and policy. As a visionary leader, Kriss has scaled multiple organizations and innovative ideas that have transformed the social impact field.
Kriss is the CEO of Tides, a global foundation and social venture accelerator that supports corporate, private, and family foundations, and individual donors, granting over $380 million to social change agents worldwide. In addition to philanthropic impact, Tides delivers fiscal sponsorship and management services for nonprofits and collaborative workspace for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Before joining Tides, Kriss was the founding Executive Director for the Center for Social Innovation (CSI) at Stanford. She established CSI as a global leader in the emerging social innovation field. Kriss worked as an Advisor to the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies while living in Myanmar.