Tené Traylor

Fund Advisor, Kendeda Fund

Tené Traylor

Tené Traylor joined the Kendeda Fund as a Fund Advisor in March 2016. She oversees the Atlanta program with a focus on equitable access to high-quality K12 education and economic opportunity (emphasis on long-term affordability, community wealth building, and accessible quality transit) for historically marginalized populations and communities of color in metro Atlanta. Prior to joining the Kendeda Fund, Tené was senior program officer at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. For ten years, she led the Community Foundation’s community development and neighborhood transformation grantmaking including the Neighborhood Fund and launched several related programs and initiatives. Tené worked to identify, develop and steward collaborative relationships and resources to amplify the importance of place-based philanthropy, equity and civic leadership. Tené has spent her career in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector with United Way for Greater Atlanta and The Zeist Foundation, Inc. Most recently, she was honored as a Georgia Forward Young Gamechanger and Who’s Who in Black Atlanta. Tené has a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in public policy and nonprofit administration from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Georgia State University. Tené is on the board of Center for Community Progress the current board chair for the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative. She also sits on several local committees, task forces, and advisory boards. Tené is a proud Atlanta native and loves spending time with her family.

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