Carol Hall brings 20 years of experience with the non-profit sector to leading the community grants program at the Victoria Foundation. She has worked on projects in Victoria and internationally to mobilize the knowledge and tools to support community groups to increase their impact in an era of rapid change. Prior to moving to Vancouver Island in 2007, she was executive director of a family foundation in New England where she led its grant making and partnerships to conserve farms and natural areas. Earlier in her career, and after completing studies at University College London and University of Pennsylvania, Carol worked on community development projects in southern Africa. Before joining the Victoria Foundation, she volunteered to support its efforts to build long-term collaboration for improved food security. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano, Nordic skiing and hiking in the great outdoors.