Rodney Foxworth

Executive Director

Oakland, CA

Executive Director

Provides vision and inspires greater participation and investment in building healthy, equitable local economies.

Rodney’s career has focused on social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, impact investing, and economic development. Most recently, he founded Invested Impact, a consulting firm and intermediary, to help individuals and institutions better invest in promising ideas and social change leaders and enterprises. The firm has advised and partnered with numerous organizations, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Aspen Institute, Greater Washington Community Foundation, and T. Rowe Price. The firm’s most visible project has been Ours To Own Baltimore, in partnership with Calvert Foundation and Humanim, which has raised more than $5-million in social impact investment from Baltimore investors. Foxworth also cofounded Impact Hub Baltimore, a coworking space for social entrepreneurs. Previously, Foxworth worked at BMe, a national leadership network of African-American men developed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in partnership with Open Society Foundations, and at Job Opportunities Task Force, an advocacy organization and think tank focused on workforce development issues affecting low-wealth communities.

A 2016 BALLE Local Economy Fellow, Rodney is an established thought leader on impact investing, philanthropy, equity, and entrepreneurship and has appeared on main-stages including SOCAP, TEDx, Council on Foundations, and Brookings Institution, and is widely published, including a chapter in the New York Times bestseller Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding, edited by Ben Jealous.