Stephanie Greenwood - Senior Strategy Officer for Economic Justice

Stephanie Greenwood - Senior Strategy Officer for Economic Justice

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. 

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