Ray Foxworth

Vice President of Grantmaking,
Development and Communications First Nations Development Institute

Raymond Foxworth serves as vice president for First Nations Development Institute, a 39-year-old Native American nonprofit that supports Native-led community and economic development efforts in Native communities. Previously, Raymond served as deputy director and senior program officer for First Nations and led a range of program and research efforts focused on Native food sovereignty, family economic security and strengthening the nonprofit sector in Native American communities. Prior to joining First Nations, Raymond served as a project officer for the American Indian College Fund, where he managed more than $19 million in projects that supported tribal colleges and universities across the U.S.

Raymond holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His academic research has focused on issues or representation, civil society and democracy in the United States and Latin America. He is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and his family is from Tuba City, Arizona.

Session: Creating Resource Equity and Building Partnerships with Indigenous Communities

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