Mae Watson Grote

Mae Watson Grote

Founder & CEO

The Financial Clinic

Mae Watson Grote is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Financial Clinic. In establishing the Clinic, Mae built one of the nation’s first nonprofits dedicated to building financial security through an integrated approach.

Understanding the power of utilizing technology to scale the mission of the Clinic, Mae pioneered the development of Change Machine: A B2B2C software as a service (SaaS) product used by more than 1,500 practitioners across 500 nonprofits in 42 states, collectively putting $90 million in the pockets of participants.

Mae is an inaugural member of the New York Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Group, and co-founder of Nonprofit Leaders in Financial Technology (nLIFT), a leadership group dedicated to advancing the field through technology and financial inclusion. Mae received her B.A. from Rutgers University and J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law who recognized her work in their 25th anniversary alumni review.