Economic Resilience Director
Brittany Morgan (she/ella) joined The Miami Foundation as Economic Stability Director, where she will lead the Foundation’s efforts to strengthen historically disadvantaged small businesses with asset ownership and resilience coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. A seasoned non-profit and economic development professional, she brings a decade of experience working in diverse program management and research roles, spanning the small business, health, education, and workforce sectors.
Most recently, Brittany served as a program officer on The Rockefeller Foundation’s Equity and Economic Opportunity team, where she led a national grantmaking effort to support Black and Latinx small businesses with capital access and TA in 12 major U.S. cities, including Miami-Dade. Prior to entering philanthropy, Brittany worked at the University of Chicago Inclusive Economy Lab and built a research-practice partnership with the local community college district to deepen data-driven investments in first-generation student success. Before then, Brittany spent 6 years at Feeding America, managing place-based food insecurity initiatives across 60 food banks and 100 local pantries, kitchens, and shelters throughout the U.S.
Brittany is ardently passionate about economic parity, social equality, and racial justice. Brittany holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in international studies with a minor in human rights, and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. While she lived in Chicago for 14 years, she beyond overjoyed to return home to the 305.