Emiko Ono is the Program Director of Performing Arts at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Previously, she served as a Program Officer in the Performing Arts Program for six years. She manages grants that support more than 80 arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also manages a cluster of grants that promote cross-generational leadership in the arts and serves on the foundation’s Building an Inclusive Culture working group.
Emiko has extensive experience developing and leading museum education, professional development, and grantmaking programs. Prior to joining the foundation, she served as the director of grants and professional development at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Emiko began her career in the arts and cultural sector at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, where she supported docent and volunteer programs and helped to establish a multi-disciplinary arts partnership program.
She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Emiko currently serves on the advisory council for Talent Philanthropy Project, which works to ensure funders invest in a well-supported, diverse, and sustainable nonprofit workforce.