Edgar Villanueva

Edgar Villanueva

Indigenous author, activist, philanthropist

Joined December 2019 · New York, NY

Edgar Villanueva is a globally-recognized expert on social justice philanthropy and known to many as the founder of the movement for philanthropic justice.

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, a national foundation that works to improve outcomes for vulnerable youth.


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Giving Circle Membership

Liberated Capital: A Decolonizing Wealth Project Fund

Liberated Capital supports Indigenous and other people-of-color-led initiatives working for transformative social change. This fund—directed by the Decolonizing Wealth Project —aims to move untethered resources to help shape a future in which we can...

351 members

Indigenous Circle of Giving: A Decolonizing Wealth Project Fund

This fund—directed by the Decolonizing Wealth Project —aims to move untethered resources that can help shape a future in which we can all heal from generations of colonial trauma and truly thrive in our cultures. The group aims to support Indigenous-...

Edgar Villanueva
Jaime Gloshay
Eva Blake
Hester Dillon
Noelani Lee
15 members

Nonprofits Supported

The Schott Foundation

The Schott Foundation
Quincy, MA

Our mission is to develop and strengthen a broad-based and representative movement to achieve fully-resourced, quality PreK-12 public education.

CCUIH

CCUIH
San Francisco, CA

CCUIH is the statewide organization serving Urban Indian communities across California. We support health, wellness, and access to culturally centered services and programming by providing advocacy, expertise, and resources.

Sacred Pipe Resource Center

Sacred Pipe Resource Center
Mandan, ND

Addressing the social/cultural, emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical needs of Native people of all Tribes living in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Fostering strong, self-sufficient individuals and families. Providing a bridge between Native and non-Native people to foster a cohesive community.

American Indian Association of Illinois

American Indian Association of Illinois
Chicago, IL

The American Indian Association of Illinois revolutionizes Indian education through the design and delivery of unique programs and culturally grounded community-based services, offering students of all ages access to knowledge, skills and cultural values for their individual development and the advancement of all tribal communities.

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
Oakland, CA

CURYJ unlocks the leadership of young people to dream beyond bars. We look to young people to lead the way by transforming their community and investing in their healing, activism, and aspirations.

Native Health Initiative

Native Health Initiative
Albuquerque, NM

The Native Health Initiative (NHI) was created in 2005 as a partnership between health profession students and Indigenous communities to address health inequities, using the framework of health equity and loving service to guide our work. The partnership began in North Carolina, now primarily in New Mexico.

Indigenous Environmental Network

Indigenous Environmental Network
Bemidji, MN

IEN is an alliance of Indigenous peoples whose mission it is to protect the sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining and respecting Indigenous teachings and natural laws.

Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition

Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition
Oklahoma City, OK

The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC) is a nonprofit Native asset building coalition that works with tribes and partners interested in establishing asset-building initiatives and programs in Native communities, for the purpose of creating greater opportunities for economic self-sufficiency of tribal citizens. Our profile is available here.

Native American Development Center

Native American Development Center
Bismarck, ND

Our mission is to provide affordable lending services and financial education to Native Americans throughout North Dakota, on or off tribal lands.

Boston Impact Initiative Fund

Boston Impact Initiative Fund
Jamaica Plain, MA

The Boston Impact Initiative Fund has a unique role in the field of impact investing. Our fund is focused on economic justice, which means that we invest in opportunity for all people—especially those most oppressed or abandoned by our current economic system—to lead a dignified and productive life.

NDN Collective

NDN Collective
Rapid City, SD

Build the collective power of Indigenous Peoples, communities, and Nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination, while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet.

Tonatierra

Tonatierra
Phoenix, AZ

To create and sustain a Cultural Embassy of the Indigenous Peoples that will support local-global and holistic indigenous community development initiatives in education, culture, and economic development in accord with the principles of Community Ecology and Self Determination.

Sicangu CDC

Sicangu CDC
Mission, SD

As Lakota, we believe we are all related and it is our duty to create a better world for future generations. Here at Sicangu CDC, we work to empowering people, strengthening families, and building community - Lakota style.

Sogorea Te' Land Trust

Sogorea Te' Land Trust
Oakland, CA

The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led community organization that returns Indigenous land to Indigenous hands.

Lakota Wellness Society

Lakota Wellness Society
Parmelee, SD

We provide educational sessions about the medicinal uses of local plants, along with life paths to follow for total wellness.

Biiluukè Strong

Biiluukè Strong
Crow Agency, MT

Biiluukè Strong is a nonprofit serving the Crow Indian Reservation youth and young adults in Montana. Traditional mentoring program designed after Crow Cultural Clanship System. Social Services for youth, adults and elders. Food Sovereignty resources.

Protect the Sacred

Protect the Sacred
Los Angeles, CA

Protect the Sacred is a grassroots initiative to educate and empower Navajo youth and young people throughout Indian Country to rise up as the next generation of leaders in protecting our elders, our languages, our medicine ways, and our cultures. Right now our communities are being endangered by the COVID-19 virus and we must work together to slow and stop the spread of the virus to the most vulnerable.

Genesis Healing Institute

Genesis Healing Institute
Oakland, CA

Cultivating the Next Generation of Decolonized Mental Health Professionals of Color + Offering Community Healing Clinics in Rural Central Valley & Inland California + Providing Healing Support to Social Justice Advocates + Helping People Reconnect with their own Inner Healer + Seeding More Healing Opportunities for Women of Color & the Sacred Feminine + Facilitating Workshops & Trainings for Organizations Interested in Aligning Toward Sustainability & Regeneration + Nourishing an Innovation Lab for Transformative Healing of People & The Planet

California Native Vote Project

California Native Vote Project
Los Angeles, CA

Our mission is to achieve equity and justice for Native American children, families and communities by increasing Native civic participation and power.

New Georgia Project

New Georgia Project
Atlanta, GA

The New Georgia Project (NGP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on voter registration, engagement, and power building for the large and growing population of African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans in Georgia. NGP is part of a movement – not a moment – to meet the changing demographics of Georgia, to harness the unheard voices of the New American Majority and to position Georgia for leadership in the South and across the country, identify local policy priorities, demystify the political process, and move their families and neighbors to action.