Our Team

Lyle Matthew Kan

Interim President and CEO

Lyle Matthew Kan (he/him), a leader in social justice philanthropy, is the Interim President and CEO of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.

He previously held leadership roles at CHANGE Philanthropy, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Stonewall Community Foundation. He has served as a strategic advisor to the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, and the Queer Youth Fund at Liberty Hill Foundation. An expert on trends, gaps, and opportunities in social justice grantmaking, he is well known for his reports and infographics on the scale and character of Asian American/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, and racial justice grantmaking. He is also a co-creator of the Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey and Report.

Lyle is a founding board member of the American LGBTQ+ Museum in New York City and an advisory council member for The City University of New York (CUNY) LBGTQI Student Leadership Program. 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. When not traveling for business or pleasure, he calls New York City’s East Village home.