Lyle Matthew Kan

Lyle Matthew Kan

CHANGE Philanthropy

Lyle Matthew Kan (he/him) is an expert on trends, gaps, and opportunities in social justice philanthropy. He currently serves as the Interim National Director of CHANGE Philanthropy, leading a coalition of philanthropic networks that are working to transform philanthropy from within by building knowledge, fostering diversity, and creating connections.

Lyle previously held leadership roles at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Stonewall Community Foundation. He has also served as a strategic consultant to the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity and a grants review member for the Queer Youth Fund at Liberty Hill Foundation. His reports and infographics on the scale and character of Asian American/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, and racial justice grantmaking have been widely cited by numerous academic journals, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, newspapers, blogs, and other media. He is a co-creator of the Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey and Report and continues to lead various efforts to further engage philanthropy in public policy.

Lyle is a trustee of the forthcoming American LGBTQ+ Museum in New York City and an advisory council member for The City University of New York (CUNY) LBGTQI Student Leadership Program. He founded the Research Working Group at CHANGE Philanthropy and has served on several committees for the United Philanthropy Forum.

Lyle holds a B.A. in individualized study from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an M.Sc. in political sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.