Decolonizing Wealth’ Addresses Philanthropy’s White Supremacy Problem, Offers Solutions


October 23, 2018  


In his new book, “Decolonizing Wealth,” Native author and philanthropist Edgar Villanueva confronts the colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and builds a framework centered on communities of color.  Read More

The Chronicle of Philanthropy


Foundation Official Wants Philanthropy to Use Money to Heal, Not Divide


October 23, 2018  


Philanthropy is in the midst of a moment of contemplation and reflection. Many donors and foundation officials recognize that the beliefs, structures, and practices they’ve held are no longer serving their missions, especially if they don’t put people of color and others who have been marginalized at the center of their missions.  Read More

BRIGHT Magazine


Philanthropy Needs To Take A Hard Look At Its Colonial Roots


October 17, 2018  


There is a lot of spirited debate these days about philanthropy’s failures and opportunities. Author and muckraker Anand Giridharadas is walking off sets, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ announcement about his new philanthropic efforts were met with a heap of criticism about his labor practices (from both inside and outside the company), and the Charity Defense Council continues trying to convince funders that “inadequate resources are not the path to global transformation.”  Read More


Bob Salter PSA Program

Edgar Villanueva Interview


October 14, 2018


About This Program

Author Edgar Villanueva discussed what he views as dysfunctional dynamics in philanthropy and finance and his work with Schott Foundation for Public Education.

Listen Now


“Conversations LIVE!” with Cyrus Webb

Author Edgar Villanueva talks #DecolonizingWealth on #ConversationsLIVE


October 12, 2018


About This Program

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Edgar Villanueva to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his new book DECOLONIZING WEALTH

Listen Now

Inside Philanthropy


“It’s Time for an Intervention.” Edgar Villanueva Has a Message for Philanthropy


October 11, 2018  


We give money its power and create the worldview it functions within, so we also have the power to use it more equitably—as a kind of cultural medicine.That’s the central message in a new book by Edgar Villanueva, who has spent 15 years in a variety of roles in philanthropy, which he viewed through the lens of his background as a Native American who grew up poor.  Read More

The Whitman Institute


Interview with Edgar Villanueva: Decolonizing Wealth


October 10, 2018  


In Decolonizing Wealth, Edgar Villanueva provides a refreshing perspective on the future of philanthropy and finance, pointing to Native wisdom as a way to dismantle the oppressive systems that permeate the sector today. With Edgar’s book launch just around the corner, we sat down with him to hear more about his vision and how it connects to Trust-Based Philanthropy.  Read More

Decolonizing Wealth        

& Schott Foundation #PhilanthropySoWhite Web Event

September 18, 2018

(Click Image to watch Video)


The Washington Post


More To The Story Of The Lumbee – By Edgar Villanueva


September 7, 2018  


The Aug. 26 Washington Post Magazine article on the Lumbee Indians eloquently explained what I have had to articulate for more than 40 years [“The trials of the Lumbee”]. Growing up as a Lumbee Indian in North Carolina inherently involves an identity crisis: Native Americans are the sole race or ethnicity that is acknowledged only if the government says we exist. We exist, yet we still have to prove it. Alcoholism, substance abuse and suicide are linked to this fundamental questioning of our identity.  Read More


JMPRO TV       

Interview with Edgar Villanueva – Money For Our Movements 2018

August 26, 2018

(Click Image to watch Video)

North Star Fund                              Decolonizing Wealth: Four Questions with Edgar Villanueva

August 13, 2018



Edgar Villanueva is the author of the book, “Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance” to be published October, 2018. (Pre-order here.) Edgar is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the Chair of the Board of Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Vice President of Programs and Advocacy at the Schott Foundation for Public Education. We asked him four questions to share this perspective with the North Star Fund community.  Read More




Social Entrepreneur w/ Nathan A Brewster                                        Decolonizing Wealth with Edgar Villanueva

August 5, 2018

Listen Here



The Laura Flanders Show        Decolonizing Wealth Through Indigenous Leadership

July 24, 2018

(Click Image to watch Video)

Touch Yo Neighbor - Edgar Villanueva

On this episode of Touch Yo' Neighbor, Pastor Michael McBride sits down with the Schott Foundation's Vice President of Programs and Advocacy Edgar Villanueva. Season 2 of the Touch Yo' Neighbor podcast launches soon.

Posted by Live Free on Thursday, June 21, 2018



Touch Yo’ Neighbor w/ Pastor Michael Mcbride


June 2018

(Click Image to watch Video)

Stanford Social Innovation Review


Money as Medicine – By Edgar Villanueva


May 21, 2018  Summer 2018 Volume 16, Number 3


Forbes just released its annual list of the wealthiest folks on Earth, who have an average net worth of $4.1 billion. Every time one of these lists comes out, the first thing I do is scan for names that are not white men, and every time, I’m disappointed. You could hardly find a more striking visual to demonstrate that colonial dynamics are alive and kicking here in the 21st century, dividing the world into haves and have-nots.  Read More


Podcast – The Social Change Diaries

With Vanessa Wakeman


April 27, 2018


About This Episode

Through a fascinating look at the history of our country, Edgar Villanueva provides a powerful, insightful argument for us to evaluate institutional philanthropy today. He believes that the way forward is to “heal the pain of the past and restore balance to the land.” Tune in to hear his powerful call-to-action to decolonize wealth in America. Listen Now