Matthew Klein

Chief Program & Impact Officer, Robin Hood Foundation

Matt Klein brings extensive experience in nonprofit, philanthropic, government, and civic leadership to Robin Hood, after serving in leadership roles with the Mayor’s Office, Blue Ridge Foundation New York, and youth development services.

For the last seven years, Klein has led the New York City Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity), a 70-person, multi-disciplinary team that helps City leaders use evidence and innovation to more effectively reduce poverty. Prior to joining city government, Klein served as the Executive Director of Blue Ridge Foundation New York, a philanthropic fund that operated as a full-service incubator, providing seed funding, office space, and hands-on operational support to start-ups focused on expanding upward mobility. Following his tenure, Blue Ridge Foundation New York merged with Robin Hood as Blue Ridge Labs.

Earlier in his career, Klein co-founded LEAP, a youth development agency in New Haven, CT that placed college students in children’s public housing communities to provide academic and enrichment services, where he helped grow the agency to serve over 700 families across three cities. He has served on numerous civic and nonprofit boards, including those of Robin Hood’s community partners, and has been the recipient of several fellowships, including from Echoing Green, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Results for America.