Clare bland

Clare Bland


Clare Bland leads GFI’s philanthropy team, building partnerships and securing transformational gifts and grants in support of GFI’s global activities and impact.

Areas of expertise: philanthropy strategy, program development, foundation grants, effective altruism, plant-based recipe experimentation.

Clare uses she/her pronouns.

Clare brings three decades of fund development, program management, community relations, and leadership experience to GFI, first in the private sector and since 1999 in the nonprofit field. Focused on building relationships and aligning donors’ priorities with high-impact funding opportunities, Clare has developed philanthropic support for a major medical center and teaching hospital, companion animal shelters, a wildlife rehabilitation center and hospital, and a farmed animal advocacy nonprofit before joining GFI. Clare holds a BA from the University of Leeds, an MSc from the University of Nottingham, and the Certified Fundraising Executive credential.