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Tynesha McHarris

Founder and Principal, Black Harvest Co-founder, Black Feminist Fund

Tynesha is a Black Feminist that engages her work fueled by the desire to see the ideals of truth and justice actualized in the lives and conditions of every person she encounters. She brings over fifteen years of experience advocating for racial, gender and youth justice in movements, organizations, and private foundations.

She most recently designed NoVo Foundation’s portfolio for girls of color in the United States, a $90 million investment, and the first of its kind in the sector. Before joining NoVo, Tynesha served as Director of Programs at the Brooklyn Community Foundation, where she led community engagement efforts and helped the foundation design and implement its new core program strategy. She also served as director of programs at the Newark Trust for Education, a pooled fund focused on education justice and school innovation.

Tynesha’s roots are in her early work leading programs for young people. As a practitioner, she has worked closely with young people who’ve experienced criminalization & incarceration and has also led work for survivors of gender-based violence. Tynesha is now the founder and principal of Black Harvest, a consulting firm working with movement leaders and philanthropy to bolster work living at the intersections of state and gender based violence. She is also a co-founder of the Black Feminist Feminist Fund, a vehicle to move resources to Black Feminist movements around the world.