Faith Bynoe – Consultant

Faith Bynoe is a faith leader and philanthropist whose life mission is supporting the development of people as they strengthen their communities. She focuses on the intersectionality of integrative health and spiritual formation through a womanist and racial equity lens. It’s at this intersect, Faith believes people will optimize their health and focus on cultivating a just society. An integrative therapist, she created the yoga program and Healthy Living/Weight Loss Challenge at the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church, and is a founder of Bending Towards Justice, a company creating more inclusive yoga classrooms.

For the past 15 years, Faith has worked within the philanthropic sector, working for and with grant making institutions, concentrating on the responsible redevelopment of communities through a racialized lens.  Faith specializes in providing strategic analysis, advisement, and planning; to donors, community residents, and philanthropic and non-profit entities.  During her tenure at the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Ms. Bynoe managed over $80 million in grants; advised partners on effective strategies for philanthropic investment; facilitated community meetings; and worked with non-profit organizations and foundations to authentically and effectively work together.  

In addition, Faith practices her own philanthropy while being active within her community. She is a founding member of the Black Benefactors, a giving circle focused on grant making in the Washington DC metro area.  Faith is also a member of the Association of Black Executives (ABFE), a Masters Series of Distinguished Leaders fellow. In her spare time, Faith loves to deepen her own yoga practice, skydive and commune with family and friends.