Anita Khashu is a senior program officer with the foundation’s Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice team, who oversees the foundation’s immigrant rights portfolio.
Anita has worked as a nonprofit lawyer, manager, and philanthropic advisor in the United States, Latin America, and Africa, managing a national funder collaborative and large and complex nonprofit programs, providing direct legal services, conducting research, and providing strategic consulting services to nonprofits and philanthropies.
Prior to joining Ford, Anita was the director of the Four Freedoms Fund (FFF), the largest funder collaborative in the US supporting the immigration field. FFF strengthens the capacity of the immigrant justice movement to ensure that all immigrants, regardless of immigration status, have dignity, power to shape change, and agency to determine the quality of their life, community and future. Prior to joining FFF, Anita was the founding director of the Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Immigration, a Fulbright Scholar and scholar-in-residence at the Center for Inter-American Studies and Programs at Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico, and a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York in its criminal practice. Anita serves on the board of the Mexico City-based Institute for Women in Migration (Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración, A.C.), the Envision Freedom Fund, and The Management Center.