Caitlin Heising is a leader in next generation philanthropy. She is Vice Chair of the Heising‐Simons Foundation and works with Article 3 Advisors, a human rights and strategic philanthropy consultancy based in San Francisco. She is also a Research Fellow at Institute for the Future, where she collaborates on research projects exploring the future of philanthropy and social innovation. In 2014, she joined the board of the Heising‐Simons Foundation, where she has been developing a grantmaking program focused on human rights and criminal justice reform in the US.
Heising serves on the Board of Directors, US Program Advisory Committee and San Francisco Executive Committee of Human Rights Watch. Previously, she co-founded and co-chaired the Human Rights Watch Young Professionals Network in San Francisco, which has now grown to include a chapter in Silicon Valley. She is also a founding member of Maverick Collective, a global community of strategic philanthropists and informed advocates working to end extreme poverty by improving the health and rights of women and girls around the world.
She graduated from Brown University in 2012 with a BA in International Relations and a focus in politics, culture, and identity.