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Brett Mons

Senior Associate, Place-Based Investments, U.S. Equity and Economic Opportunity Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Brett Mons joined The Rockefeller Foundation in the summer of 2019. As a member of the Equity & Economic Opportunity Initiative, he works with partners in several cities throughout the United States to create an environment that provides low-wage adult workers the stability needed to meet their basic needs and a path to a better future.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Brett consulted cities in the Americas and Africa on urban planning, public engagement, solid waste management, and resilience as part of the Strategy Delivery Unit for 100 Resilient Cities, an initiative created by the Foundation. Passionate about urbanism, Brett has also held positions with the New York City Department of Sanitation as the Senior Manager of Commercial Recycling Programs and worked on the pilot Curbside Organics Collection Program before joining 100 Resilient Cities.

Brett served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania from 2009-2011. As a Community and Organization Development Volunteer, he assisted the town of Rubik in governance, capacity building, and solid waste management initiatives. He holds a B.S. in Regional Development from The University of Arizona and a Master of Urban Planning from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.

Authored Content

  • Aug 26 2020
    Blog Post Breaking Barriers to Credit and Capital Access for Black, Latinx, and Women-Owned Businesses The Covid-19 pandemic did not cause the inequities in the U.S. financial system, but it has highlighted and further exacerbated the stark inequities of the U.S. economy. Institutional racism has been rampant since…well, always. Minority entrepreneurs – defined by the Minority Business Development Agency at the U.S. Department of Commerce as “businesses owned by African […] Amanda Ballantyn, Brett Mons
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