Director, Social Investments
As director of social investments, Tracy Kartye is responsible for developing, coordinating and managing the Foundation’s $125 million social investment allocation. Her work encompasses all aspects of social investing, including program design, developing investment strategies, underwriting and structuring investments and portfolio management. In addition, Kartye works closely with Foundation program staff to educate them on social investments and to identify potential investment opportunities. She joined the Foundation in 2005 as a social investment analyst.
Kartye has a strong background in community and economic development, working for the Local Initiatives Support Corp. in Houston, Texas, and the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. in Brooklyn, New York, before joining the Foundation. She was also a Peace Corps volunteer serving in rural Morocco working on maternal and child health issues. Kartye is a co-chair of the Mission Investors Exchange steering committee and sits on the board of the Episcopal Housing Corp. in Baltimore. Kartye has a bachelor's degree in sociology from Hendrix College and a master's degree in urban planning from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.