Sierra Judy

Sierra is one of HFJ’s specialists in program design and evaluation, grantmaking and resource mobilization, and facilitation and coaching. She is also a practitioner of radical hospitality and takes pride in the curation of generative spaces. As the Giving Project Program Officer, she collaboratively stewards multi-racial, multi-generational cross-class cohorts of community members to mobilize resources to support local BIPOC-led movements for justice in Minnesota.  

Sierra believes deeply in the power of community and is grateful to be part of an ecosystem that honors and trusts the decision-making of those most impacted by injustice. She values a relational approach to her work and believes partnership and solidarity are core to collective liberation. Sierra was selected as a 2023 Equity in Philanthropy Fellow by the Rockwood Leadership Institute and holds a degree in Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. With varied professional experience in regional government, higher education, and her current practice in social justice philanthropy, her passions lie at the nexus of empowering communities and abolishing oppressive systems. Sierra is a proud resident of Minneapolis, a big-time foodie, and a lover of funky earrings.  

Connect with Sierra if you are interested in learning more about the Giving Project or how to show up to support local movements for justice. 

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