Edgar Villanueva

VP Of Programs & Advocacy
Decolonizing Wealth Project

Edgar Villanueva is a globally-recognized author and social justice activist. His award-winning book, Decolonizing Wealth, fueled a movement for philanthropic justice, resulting in the launch of The Decolonizing Wealth Project. The Project provides resources, tools, and giving vehicles to support philanthropist moving money to communities of color with a lens of racial healing.

Edgar serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Native Americans in Philanthropy, NDN Collective, and is a Board Member of the Andrus Family Fund, and currently serves as Senior Vice President at the Schott Foundation for Public Education.

In addition to working in philanthropy for many years, he has consulted with numerous nonprofit organizations and national and global philanthropies on advancing racial equity inside of their institutions and through their investment strategies.

Edgar holds two degrees from the Gillings Global School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Edgar is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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