For Her: A Black Women Giving Movement for Black Girls is a giving circle committed to providing grant funding to support nonprofit organizations that are providing supports, opportunities, and services to Black girls who are survivors of and vulnerable to sex trafficking and abuse.
NATASHA A. HARRISON, FOUNDER
An Atlanta native, Natasha A. Harrison is a wife, mother, philanthropist, community advocate, and entrepreneur. From Washington, DC to Atlanta, she shares her personal story of endurance and resilience to motivate others to give their time, talent, and treasure.
By the time Natasha was 8 years old, a family friend had sexually abused her. She witnessed her mother being physically abused by her alcoholic stepfather, and on occasion was a victim of the same abuse. By the time she was 18, she moved 14 times in 12 years; and, assumed legal guardianship of her 9-year-old brother after her mother died of heart valve failure three days after her high school graduation.
In 2011, she founded CommunityBuild Ventures, a strategic solutions firm committed to providing coaching, training, and consultation to nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies to assist them with defining strategic solutions that address issues in African American communities. Her firm has provided services, most notably, to Gas South, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Capital One Foundation, DC Trust for Youth, and DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.
In addition to her role as President and CEO at CommunityBuild Ventures, Natasha is an adjunct professor at Georgia State University’s Andrew Youth School of Policy Studies and a frequent facilitator and lecturer at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.
Natasha is a member of HouseProud Atlanta Board of Directors, member of Circle of Joy Giving Circle, founder of For Her: A Black Women Giving Movement for Black Girls, member of the Ryan Cameron Foundation Anti-Violence Taskforce, co-chair of the 12th Annual Community Investment Network Conference, cabinet member of United Way Women of Cole and a member of Junior League of Atlanta. She was selected The EnVest Foundation 40 under 40 honoree due to her outstanding service to her community.
She is a devoted wife to Ayodele Harrison and mother to Ajani and Ifetayo.