Malka Ranjana Kopell


Malka Ranjana Kopell is the co-founder and CEO of Civity. Civity is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2013 that works with people to build the relational infrastructure necessary for communities in which everyone has what they need to thrive.

In 1990, Malka founded the consulting nonprofit organization Community Focus to facilitate more effective implementation of public policies by increasing community participation. Malka also served as a program officer for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, developing and managing grants in the areas of conflict resolution and civic engagement. Malka was the founding managing director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University, and currently serves as a senior facilitator with the Consensus and Collaboration Program at California State University, Sacramento. Malka holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.

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