Hear from Nicholas S. Deychakiwsky, Senior Program Officer in Civil Society at the Mott Foundation, as he discusses why a large, private philanthropic organization such as the Mott Foundation believes that the SDGs have relevance to its local partnerships and how using the SDGs in their work advances their mission to achieve a just, equitable, and sustainable society.

About the Speaker

Nick Deychakiwsky is a Senior Program Officer at the Mott Foundation working in two Civil Society program areas: Enhancing Community Philanthropy and Strengthening Civic Space. In late 1990, Deychakiwsky moved to Ukraine, where he worked in various roles supporting democratic and economic reform before joining the Mott Foundation in 2000. Working in the Foundation’s former Prague office, he was responsible for grantmaking in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova until late 2006. He subsequently managed U.S. and global nonprofit/philanthropic sector infrastructure and community philanthropy grantmaking. Since 2016, Deychakiwsky has served as a board member for the United Philanthropy Forum. Deychakiwsky earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University and worked for Mobil Oil as a supply analyst before returning to school to study music and obtain a master’s degree in choral conducting.