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Matthew Forti

Managing Director, One Acre Fund

Biography

Matthew Forti is the U.S. Managing Director of One Acre Fund, now the largest nonprofit social enterprise working exclusively to improve the yields and incomes of Africa’s staple-crop, smallholder farmers. One Acre Fund delivers farm inputs, finance, training, and market facilitation to over 500,000 farm families across six countries in East and Southern Africa, ending chronic hunger for over 2 million children and enabling productive investments in education, health, and new business activities.

Matt played an instrumental role in One Acre Fund’s founding at the Kellogg School of Management, helping to raise the seed capital and becoming its inaugural Board Chair. He is now Vice Chair of the governing board and helps coordinate the organization’s global operations, including partnership and business development, corporate finance, and monitoring & evaluation. Prior, Matt was a Manager at the Bridgespan Group and received his MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management. Matt writes extensively on the topic of performance measurement, including through a blog series for Stanford Social Innovation Review.