Tracie Powell

Founder and CEO, The Pivot Fund

Tracie Powell is founder and CEO of The Pivot Fund, which is focused on supporting independent BIPOC community news. Previously, she was founding fund manager of the Racial Equity in Journalism (REJ) Fund at Borealis Philanthropy. Powell is immediate past chair of LION Publishers, an association for independent news publishers. She is also the founder of, focused on the media and its impact on diverse communities, and is a former senior fellow with the Democracy Fund. Powell is a former Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center Research Fellow and was a 2016 JSK (Knight) Fellow at Stanford.


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