A passionate believer in philanthropy’s potential to promote equity and social justice, Ashley Clark (she/her) brings strategy, grantmaking, finance, and operations experience to her work with The Libra Foundation. As Director of Knowledge and Grants Management, Ashley is delighted to engage in the important “how” of Libra’s grantmaking; she directs Libra’s grantmaking systems and processes to ensure that they are trust-based, efficient, clear, and respectful of grantees’ time. In addition, Ashley distills and analyzes Libra’s organizational data to facilitate strategic conversations that further its vision and deepen its programmatic work. She also co-leads Libra’s Investment Committee, ensuring that the public and private endowment investments are continuously moving in closer alignment with its organizational values.
Ashley formerly served Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) as Director of Grantee Impact & Strategic Initiatives, where she co-led SV2’s strategic planning process, revised the organization’s capacity building strategy, and led several strategic initiatives. Prior to joining SV2’s team, Ashley consulted with a range of nonprofits, including Kiva.org, Faces SF, and BUILD.
Ashley is a graduate of economics from Spelman College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a 2017-2018 Harmony Initiative Fellow with the Justice Funders Network and a 2021-2022 Just Economy Institute Fellow. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, son, and wheaten terrier.