Ingrid Benedict has demonstrated commitment to leadership development, capacity building and field building for effective and lasting social change. Ingrid brings her experience to working with social change leaders, community-based organizations and philanthropic entities.
As a first generation immigrant from Nicaragua, Ingrid's family moved to California in the early 1980's and she began her work in social justice as a regional organizer against an anti-affirmative action ballot initiative Ð California's Proposition 209.
Ingrid currently works as an independent consultant as well as the Director of the Daphne Foundation in New York City. She is the co-founder and chair of New York Blacks in Philanthropy.
Some clients include: Dignity in Schools (NY), Resource Generation, Social Justice Leadership, The After School Corporation, Cricket Island Foundation, Donor Education Collaborative, Ford Foundation Ð Educational Scholarship Program, Funders Collaborative for Youth Organizing, New York State Grantmakers for Community Engagement, Neighborhood Funders Group, NoVo Foundation, Responsible Endowments Coalition.