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Donald Lobo

Executive Director,
Chintu Gudiya Foundation

Donald Lobo serves as Executive Director of the Chintu Gudiya Foundation, a private family foundation based in San Francisco, CA, that funds US-based NGOs and organizations developing open source software for the public good. Their current focus is working with NGOs in India. 

Donald is also the Co-Founder and Lead Developer of CiviCRM, an organization founded with the goal of giving the sector a free, liberal, and open alternative to their software needs. Moving from Mumbai to the US in the early 1990s to pursue a postgraduate degree in computer science, Donald Lobo subsequently joined Yahoo’s founding team as the “Technical Yahoo.”

Lobo began thinking about investing his time & resources in causes close to his heart early in his life and started his philanthropic journey 15 years ago when he founded the Chintu Gudiya Foundation. Understanding pressing and neglected issues on the ground and taking big bets on organizations with the most effective solutions are integral parts of Donald’s philanthropy.

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