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Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey is the Program Officer for the Racial Equity to Accelerate Change (REACH) Fund at Borealis Philanthropy where she invests in supporting racial equity practitioners as they advance racial justice organizational development processes within nonprofits across the nation. Prior to joining Borealis, Ain was the inaugural Policy Fund Initiative Officer for the San Francisco Foundation’s Partnership for the Bay’s Future, where she designed and implemented an initiative to support local governments in implementing progressive housing policy through diverse leadership and community engagement. While at SFF she also created and implemented a grantee inclusive narrative shift project centered around shifting housing messaging from a commodity to a community frame. Ain has almost a decade of experience in governmental philanthropy as well, running two infrastructure grant programs for small businesses as part of the City of Oakland Community and Economic Development Agency. While at the City of Oakland, she was a member of the inaugural Northern California cohort of the Government Alliance for Racial Equity team where she was instrumental in kicking off racial equity teams while helping to design and facilitate a series of racial equity trainings for City of Oakland employees. Ain was part of the inaugural Fulcrum Fellows cohort and is a graduate of the Justice Funders Harmony Initiative for Social Justice Grantmaking. She is currently the Board Vice President for the African-American Arts and Culture Complex where she invests in Black Joy. In her spare time, Ain is committed to healing, restoration and visioning space for women of color social justice leaders and being in nature as much as possible.