Director, Four Freedoms Fund
Anita Khashu is the Director of NEO Philanthropy’s Four Freedoms Fund. Founded in 2003, the Four Freedoms Fund (FFF) is a national donor collaborative working toward full integration of immigrants as active participants in our democracy. FFF seeks to ensure this outcome by building and supporting a robust local, state, and national infrastructure of immigrants’ rights organizations and leaders. Prior to joining FFF, Anita worked as a nonprofit lawyer, manager, and philanthropic advisor in the United States, Latin America, and Africa, managing large and complex nonprofit programs, providing direct legal services, conducting research, and providing strategic consulting services to nonprofits and philanthropies. Anita was the founding director of the Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Immigration, a scholar in residence at the Center for Inter-American Studies and Programs at Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), and a a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York in its criminal practice. Anita serves as a founding board member for the Mexico City-based Institute for Women in Migration (Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración, A.C.) and the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund.