Tawanna Black

Executive director
Northside Funders Group

Tawanna Black leads Northside Funders Group, which is trying to bring a new collaborative philosophy to neighborhood philanthropy. North Minneapolis has been grappling with economic disparities for decades. Collectively, the foundations and corporations that are members of Northside Funders invest $12 million to $17 million annually in local programs, but were seeing mixed results. Northside Funders looks to bring focus to funding through targeted, coordinated investments. As an engaged and involved leader, Black is bringing a higher profile to Northside Funders and its work.