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Our People.

COURAGEOUS & TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP   BUILDING COLLECTIVE POWER   PAY IT FORWARD

ABOUT THE FOUNDER.

Lillian D. Singh

Lillian was raised by an exceptional working-class single mother in South Central, Los Angeles, and her life goal of tackling racial economic inequality is rooted in her experience of living in and surviving poverty. Her life outcomes are a direct byproduct of a public-private partnership between the University of Southern California and her high school. This strategic venture proved that low-income, low-wealth students with adequate preparation, access to equitable educational services, and the ability to reimagine their futures could defy generational cycles of poverty.

Image of Lillian D. Singh, Founder and CEO with her favorite Angela Davis quote: I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I'm changing the things I cannot accept.

Lillian has dedicated her career to challenging systemic inequality with the north star of racial wealth equity. Lillian has advanced racial economic analysis, program design solutions, grassroots capacity-building models, and power-building approaches to bridge the racial wealth divide for nearly two decades.


Launching Enterprising Ventures of Color is Lillian's Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellowship Venture — a

continuation of her commitment to building power through partnership and constructing resource bridges for organizations led by and serving people of color. Lillian is also the Senior Vice President of Family Economic Mobility at Share Our Strength. In this role, she leads the organization’s initiative to address structural inequities that create, sustain, and perpetuate food insecurity and persistent poverty for families.  Before joining Share Our Strength, Lillian worked at Prosperity Now as Vice President for Programs and Racial Wealth Equity. She co-launched the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative in 2015 and is the Chief Architect of the Building High Impact Nonprofits of Color Project, leading its scale across 8 cities. Her other experience includes spearheading financial inclusion campaigns during her tenure at the NAACP as the National Director of Economic Strategic Partnerships and Development, supporting state and local affiliates across the country. Lillian earned her undergraduate degree in Urban Planning and Master of Arts in Sociology, both from Stanford University. She has received numerous fellowships and honors, including the Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellowship and the Independent Sector American Express NGen Fellow.

THE TEAM.

THE ADVISORY BOARD.

ENTERPRISING PARTNERS.

Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth - EVC Partner
The Community Foundation Greater Flint
Charles Steward Mott Foundation
Ruth Mott Foundation
Civil Society Fellowship: A Partnership of Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and The Aspen Institute
United Way of Genesee County

Funding Partners and Collaborators.

Support our work to Empower Nonprofits, and Catalyze Change. Partner with us to leverage social, financial, and economic resources leaders of color need for long-term sustainable impact.  For more information click here.

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