Team Member

Neeta Boddapati

Neeta Boddapati

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Neeta leads the Foundation’s financial and business functions, providing oversight and strategic leadership. She previously spent five years working on Grand Victoria Foundation’s program team where she  supported a diverse group of grantees working towards a more just, worker-centered economy. She also piloted several initiatives focused on elevating grassroots leadership in the community. 

Neeta has a broad range of experiences supporting community leaders, coalitions, and organizations to achieve their goals for equity. At the Charter Growth Fund, she designed grant and loan investments that support charter school leaders around the country to build strong, financially sustainable school models that offer families expanded choices. Prior to that she worked with a coalition of special education leaders in New Orleans to design and finance student centered  programming and to redesign the city’s special education funding formula.  Her work led to the launch of a new therapeutic school model in New Orleans that plays a key role in the education fabric of the community. She started her career working on cause marketing campaigns at General Mills.

Neeta holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University Business School and a BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is an alum of Education Pioneers and the Broad Residency in  Urban Education through which she earned a Master’s in Education Leadership.