Annika Little serves as Managing Director for Asset Funders Network (AFN). In her role, she is responsible for developing and guiding AFN’s programming strategy, partnerships, research, and special projects aimed at engaging philanthropy to connect, collaborate, and advance change.
Annika is a strong advocate for asset building and financial security with more than 25 years of experience working in the philanthropic, corporate, and nonprofit sectors. She joined AFN as a consultant, launching the North Texas Regional network that became a blueprint for AFN’s place-based initiatives as well as conceptualizing and building the organization’s programming strategy, now encompassing seven issues areas and over 40 original research publications.
Before joining AFN, Annika supported a variety of clients as a strategic philanthropy consultant as well as working in the fields of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. Annika served as a Senior Vice President and National Program Manager for Bank of America supporting the company’s lending, investing, and giving activities to strengthen the economic health of communities. Prior to joining Bank of America, Annika held a number of positions with Fannie Mae and the Fannie Mae Foundation with a focus on housing and community development issues, affordable housing policy, as well as government and industry relations.
Annika holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from American University and a Master’s in Business/Corporate Communications from Northwestern University. She serves on the Board of RAISE Texas, a statewide coalition of diverse organizations and individuals, united around the common goal of building financial security for low and moderate income Texans. Annika resides in Plano, Texas with her husband and two daughters.