Treye Johnson, program manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Program on Economic Inclusion, will join The George Gund Foundation in October as program director for Vibrant Neighborhoods and Inclusive Economy. In this role, Johnson will lead the Foundation’s grantmaking in economic and community development and neighborhood revitalization. He will help to advance the Foundation’s grantmaking priorities, community initiatives, and public policy agenda, as well as shape the community and economic landscape of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
In his current role, Johnson is responsible for identifying partnership opportunities within and beyond the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to advance economic inclusion. Previously, as a regional outreach manager on the community development team, he worked on current and emerging economic and community development issues. Johnson also completed a nine-month assignment with the Federal Reserve Bank’s Board of Governors.
Before joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Johnson served as a program officer at the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. His primary responsibilities were to facilitate grants to support entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education throughout Northeast Ohio. Additionally, he helped facilitate the execution of the Scalerator NEO program and served as a committee member on the Forward Cities national learning collaborative. Previously, Johnson served as a fellow with The George Gund Foundation from 2013–2015.
“Treye’s background in economic and community development—coupled with his previous experience working in organized philanthropy—makes him an excellent choice for this role,” said Gund president Anthony Richardson. “His commitment to advancing racial justice and equity will help inform the Foundation’s strategic priorities as we continue to work with our partners to strengthen Cleveland neighborhoods and create a just economy.”
Johnson’s civic engagements include serving as a board member for the Center for Community Solutions and a community board member for the Fund for Our Economic Future. He also serves as an advisory committee member for Cleveland Black Futures Fund (at the Cleveland Foundation), and the Welsh Academy at St. Ignatius High School.
Johnson holds a BA in communications from John Carroll University and an MS in sport administration from the University of Louisville.