Stronger organizations through smarter grantmaking.
As REDF’s VP, Investments & Advisory Services, Nicole Simoneaux manages relationships with grantees, leveraging resources to help social enterprise organizations scale their activities to best meet community needs. Nicole also helps our portfolio team articulate what we are learning from our role as engaged grantmaker that would benefit the broader field of social enterprise. After serving as Director of Advisory Services for the Nonprofit Finance Fund where she worked with a variety of organizations to build financial management capacity and improve capitalization, Nicole is now refining REDF’s approach to sustainability planning to ensure that grantees are stronger over the long-term. Nicole came to REDF ready to apply her experience to a single target population and build deeper relationships with portfolio organizations. Nicole has a BFA from NYU and MBA from the University of Wisconsin and is the Board Treasurer for Young Audiences of Northern California. In her free time, she enjoys watching football, snowboarding, and listening to live music around the Bay Area.