Senior Foundations and Grants Lead
Obi joined the Institute in 2019 as the Senior Foundations and Grants Lead. Working out of Washington, D.C., he brings over 15 years of experience in fundraising and organizational development. He is responsible for proposal writing, grant reporting, and the general administration of foundation, government, and corporate grants. Having held positions as a Grants Specialist, Development Officer and Grants Manager for several progressive environmental organizations, Obi has actively raised funds for the remediation of two superfund sites and U.S. government grants covering lead remediation, indoor/outdoor air pollution, and local toxins following Hurricane Katrina. Working most recently with Greenpeace, his international environmental grant writing includes proposals for work in the U.S., E.U., East Asia, Southeast Asia, Canada, Brazil, and Central Africa.
Obi holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Morehouse College and continued his graduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley and the New School for Social Research.