About Esra Khalil

Esra Khalil

Esra joined the Community Foundation in 2018 after working in the nonprofit sector for more than 15 years. During that time, she worked at the intersection of development, program and policy, with direct experience in culturally-specific service delivery, program development, grant writing and front-line fundraising for major and special gifts.

Esra holds a Bachelors of Arts from Columbia College and a Masters’ in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

In her spare time Esra is an avid reader, loves a good film, travels when she can and relishes the moments of calm with her husband between all the joyful chaos created by her two kids.

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Recent Posts by Esra Khalil

7 Asset Building Efforts in Southwest Washington

February 7th, 2019

Most financially vulnerable households in southwest Washington are unable to focus on asset building, because—even after working long hours—they have to make tradeoffs to meet the most basic of needs. 

Policy discussions aimed at addressing these inequities often focus on increasing low minimum wages, which are one part of the problem. However, Pew Trusts’ Pathways to …

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