Ingrid Benedict has a demonstrated commitment to leadership development, capacity building and field building for social justice and movement building. Ingrid brings her perspective and experiences to working with leaders, community-based organizations, and philanthropic institutions. She was previously a program officer for both the Fulfilling the Dream Fund and Communities for Public Education Reform, and the director of the California Fund for Youth Organizing, which fostered collaboration between practitioners and funders to promote youth organizing as an effective strategy for developing a new generation of social-change leaders. Ingrid has also worked as co-director of the School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL), and as a school-site organizer with Youth Together in Oakland, California.
Ingrid currently works as an independent consultant and is the director of the Daphne Foundation in New York City. She is the co-founder and co-chair of New York Blacks in Philanthropy and is a board member of United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.