Kevin Keenan


GROW Strategies LLC

Kevin Keenan helps organizations and leaders grow their impact, funding, and operations. As an independent consultant and a Senior Advisor at the nonprofit think tank Transform Finance, Kevin works with clients to choose among all the social change tools available, secure funding, and implement effective programs.

Kevin brings more than 25 years of management, policy change, and fundraising experience, as Executive Director of the ACLU of San Diego; COO & General Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; and Executive Vice President & Special Counsel at the Vera Institute of Justice. Kevin also served as an attorney representing children in Virginia’s juvenile prisons and drove adoption of new laws to improve reentry services for children with mental health and educational difficulties. As a volunteer, he assisted the Committee on the Administration of Justice with police reform efforts in Belfast, Northern Ireland, following the Good Friday Agreement and, with the OSCE, monitored elections in the former Yugoslavia following the war.

He wrote the book Invasion of Privacy, and, with Sam Walker, the law review article “An Analysis of Law Enforcement Officers’ Bills of Rights."  He served as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and as treasurer and vice president of the Yale Law School Alumni Association Executive Committee. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and Swarthmore College.