Rachel EB-Walton is a senior director on Arabella’s Managed Organizations team, which manages several nonprofits, including the New Venture Fund and Windward Fund, both 501(c)(3) public charities, and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a separate 501(c)(4). Rachel leads the Managed Organizations team in San Francisco, helping donors and social entrepreneurs turn their philanthropic visions into reality by incubating nonprofits and implementing innovative donor collaboratives, advocacy campaigns, and grant-making initiatives. Rachel also leads the technology strategy on the Managed Organizations team.
Prior to working at Arabella, Rachel worked in strategy and operations in the educational and social justice space. At the Education Trust-West, Rachel managed a budget and supporting grant portfolio as it increased from $2 million to more than $4 million over two years, including the design and implementation of subgrant programs. As the organization doubled in size, Rachel led system and process improvements within strategic planning, human resources, and general administration with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Rachel also worked at Teach For America for over eight years, in team leadership, knowledge management, process improvements and innovation, finance, compliance, communications, and stakeholder management.
Rachel started her career in college admissions and financial aid. The inequities she observed, some of which reflected her lived experience, fueled her passion to devote her professional life to fighting for educational equity and social change at large. Rachel has a BA from Bennington College.