Kelly Caffarelli

As president of The Home Depot Foundation and a member of its Board of Directors, Kelly Caffarelli leads The Home Depot’s strategic philanthropy, product donation and volunteerism initiatives. 

Under her direction since 2003, the Foundation and Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer force, have become leaders in supporting the construction, repair and refurbishment of affordable homes, community centers and parks across the country.  Since 2003, the Foundation has granted more than $340 million to nonprofits focused on the housing and neighborhood needs of deserving families and individuals.

In 2011, Kelly led the charge to focus The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot’s efforts on one mission: to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home.  The Foundation has committed $80 million over five years to this effort to improve the homes of veterans and their families as well as the facilities that serve them. Through partnerships with leading nonprofit organizations, The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot are focused on meeting the housing needs of veterans and wounded warriors.

In addition to her responsibilities with The Home Depot Foundation, Caffarelli also serves as executive director of The Homer Fund, an emergency nonprofit financial assistance program specifically for associates of The Home Depot. Since its inception in 1999, the Fund has granted more than $83 million to more than 66,000 associates in severe financial hardship.

In 2007, Kelly was recognized by LINC Housing as an Affordable Housing Leader, and in 2008 she was named the Louis Stokes Urban Neighborhood Hero by the Cleveland Housing Network. In 2011, Kelly was honored with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Award for Leadership in the NGO Sector and with the Community Hero Award from New Directions, Inc., recognizing her commitment to end veterans’ homelessness. In 2012, the National Housing Conference acknowledged the Foundation’s leadership and success in the veterans’ housing arena by honoring Kelly as a Housing Person of the Year.

Kelly currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the National Building Museum, the Woodruff Arts Center, The Galloway School and Zoo Atlanta.  She is a frequent speaker and online author of articles on subjects including affordable housing, veterans’ issues, volunteerism and philanthropy.

Kelly graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1992 and is a member of the Order of the Coif.  While in law school, she served on both the editorial and managing boards of the Georgia Law Review. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in history and political science from Williams College in 1989. 

Kelly originally joined The Home Depot in 1999 to serve as senior corporate counsel with responsibility for securities and corporate governance.  Prior to The Home Depot, she was in private practice and also clerked for Chief Judge B. Avant Edenfield in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

A native of Athens, GA, Kelly currently resides in Atlanta with her husband and two children.