Mike Nellis

CEO
Austin Community Foundation

Before joining the Austin Community Foundation, Mike led a strategic reorganization that transformed the children’s museum into the Thinkery, a leader in science, technology, engineering and math education. Prior to joining the museum, Mike directed program development and consulting services for Greenlights, then a start-up nonprofit management service organization. Prior to moving to Austin in 2001, Mike spearheaded the regional expansion of Tides, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that connects donors and doers around common issues and goals. Mike has served on the boards of several Austin nonprofits including I Live Here, I Give Here, Greenlights, Community Action Network and United Way Capital Area.