Edgar Villanueva

Founder and Principal 

Decolonizing Wealth Project 

Brooklyn, NY  


Edgar Villanueva is an award-winning author, racial justice activist, and philanthropist. He is the founder of Decolonizing Wealth Project, a philanthropic and social impact organization that works to create a world where racial equity has become a societal norm, and new systems and ways of being ensure everyone can live their best lives, thrive in their cultures, and bring about healing from generations of colonial trauma.  Edgar is also the senior vice president of programs and advocacy for the Schott Foundation for Public Education and consults with numerous nationial and global philanthropies on advancing racial equity in their investment strategies. Edgar is a Fellow of the second class of the Civil Society Fellowship, a Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.