LaTosha R. Brown
LaTosha R. Brown is the visionary founder of the Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium. This consortium of which TruthSpeaks Innovation Foundation is a founding member, was established to create a new philanthropic model and framework that will increase investments for Black girls and women in the south. It is a 10-year and $100 Million initiative. After a one-year planning phase, LaTosha has already raised the first $10 Million commitment. Currently less than 1% of philanthropic dollars support women and girls in the south. This will be a game changer and will be the first fund of its kind in the country dedicated solely to Black girls and women. Thus far, the consortium has already had major impact even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have already allocated close to $500,000 in resources that will directly fund Black girls and women organizations in the south.
Most people know Ms. Brown because she is an award-winning strategic planner, philanthropic consultant, facilitator, and project manager with thirty years of experience working in the non-profit and philanthropy sectors on a wide variety of issues related to social justice, economic development, leadership development, rural development and civic engagement. Although the world is beginning to know LaTosha R. Brown for her work as the Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute; however, she has always been a powerhouse.
As a native of Alabama, Ms. Brown has dedicated her life’s work towards organizing resources, training and assisting the development and capacity building of community-based institutions in the global south. Over the past thirty years she has served both domestically and internationally as a master facilitator, political operative, strategic communications expert, fundraiser, and strategic investment advisor moving millions to communities doing frontline work.