LaTosha Brown is the founding director of Black Voters Matter, an organization that distributes resources and technical assistance to boost Black electoral power across the country, particularly in rural areas and in the south. She was a prominent leader and funder supporting Black political infrastructure in Alabama during the Moore vs. Jones election. Prior to this LaTosha led Grantmakers for Southern Progress.
Grantmakers for Southern Progress, a funder working group of NFG, comprised of Southern and national funders who are committed to advancing progress in the outcomes, conditions, and opportunities for those who are least well off socially, economically, and politically in the South. Ms. Brown is a native of the south and currently resides in Atlanta, GA.
She brings deep experience in philanthropy and her life-long dedication to advancing structural change and empowering marginalized communities in her native South. Throughout her career, Ms. Brown has distinguished herself as a trusted expert and resource and expert in community organizing, rural development, and special programming for a number of national and regional philanthropies.
Previously, Ms. Brown helped to found and served as the first Executive Director of the Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors’ Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health, where she oversaw the distribution of more than $2.5 million in re-granting funds for the Gulf Coast community and coastal organizations.