Jill Cartwright is a program officer with the Human Rights program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2024, Jill served as a Program Officer for the Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice, collaborating with frontline leaders to build power in communities in the U.S. South that are historically denied access to philanthropic and federal investment. They are based in Atlanta and will lead the program’s grantmaking in Georgia and North Carolina. Jill brings experience spanning economic, racial, and climate justice as a former regional and national campaigner with organizations like Southerners On New Ground and Black Youth Project 100. They have been recognized for their work as a Women Engaged WE Love awardee, a recipient of the Outstanding Achievements in Philanthropy award from the Center for Civic Innovation, and an appointment by former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to the Reimagine ACDC TaskForce. She has also been spotlighted in TIME Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and by celebrities Kerry Washington and Ne-Yo. Jill is an alumna of Spelman College (B.A. in Comparative Women’s Studies) and Harvard Business School’s Online CORe program.