The Meyer Foundation board and staff are thrilled to announce our newest addition to the team: Stephanie Sneed will join Meyer in the newly created role of Director for the Fund for Black-led Change, effective June 1.
Announced in 2020, the Fund for Black-led Change is a $20-million commitment over five years of core support to organizations with Black leadership that center Black communities in the Greater Washington region. In her new role, Stephanie will use her community experience and racial equity analysis to work with these organizations over the next five years to develop programming that builds their infrastructure and the power of their movements. Today, we also announced the inaugural cohort of partner organizations awarded resources through the Fund.
Stephanie comes to the Meyer Foundation from Fair Budget Coalition, an organization that advocates for budget and public policy initiatives that address poverty and human needs in the District of Columbia, where she served as co-director since 2017 and executive director since 2019. Prior to joining Fair Budget Coalition, Stephanie worked in youth development and with regional nonprofits as a staff member and volunteer.
“Stephanie’s experience as a fierce advocate for racial equity and long-time commitment to building power in Black communities make her the perfect fit for this role,” says Aisha Alexander-Young, vice president for strategy and equity at the Meyer Foundation. “With Stephanie directing the Fund, our partner organizations will be well supported with her expertise in capacity building and coalition building.”
We look forward to working with Stephanie as we seek to expand the cohort of partner organizations resourced through the Fund for Black-led Change throughout 2021 and 2022!