Stephanie Greenwood serves as the Senior Strategy Officer for Victoria Foundation’s Economic Justice portfolio in Newark, NJ. She combines over twenty years of experience in public policy, advocacy, coalition-building, project management, and grants administration in the nonprofit, public, and philanthropic sectors with a deep personal commitment to place-based, intersectional equity and justice. At Victoria Foundation, she mobilizes resources in support of groups working to advance economic justice in Newark with a particular focus on housing, environmental and climate justice, and accountable neighborhood development. She also serves as the co-chair of the Environmental Funders Affinity Group for the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and coordinates the Healthy Homes impact team for Believe in a Healthy Newark. Her work emphasizes close collaboration with and accountability to community partners toward the vision of a healthy, just, regenerative local economy.
Prior to joining the Victoria Foundation in 2014, she worked in the City of Newark’s Economic and Housing Development Department. From 2007 to 2011, she coordinated a multi-municipality taskforce responding to the foreclosure crisis, helped secure and deploy over $20 million in federal funds to reclaim abandoned housing, and supported a range of community development initiatives. From 2011 to 2014, she served as the City of Newark’s Sustainability Director, coordinating and drafting Newark’s first Sustainability Action Plan, securing and deploying over $13 million in public and private grant funds, and growing and institutionalizing Newark’s municipal commitment to sustainability.
Stephanie holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a Masters of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.