President Emerita, Heron Foundation
Clara Miller is President Emerita of the Heron Foundation, which she led from 2011-2017. Prior, Miller founded and was CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund. She is advisor/board member to Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, Song Cave, Family Independence Initiative, the Impact Management Project, and Open Road Alliance. Honours include Nonprofit Times “Power and Influence Top 50,” Inside Philanthropy’s “50 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Philanthropy, and University of New Hampshire’s Social Innovator of the Year, 2017. Awards include the Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy, P.S. 122’s Shining Star Award, Institutional Investor’s “Investor of the Year” and a Rockefeller Bellagio Residency. Miller was a Clinton appointee to the U.S. Treasury’s inaugural Community Development Advisory Board where she became Chair, and she served on the Community Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She has written for Alliance, Financial Times, The Atlantic Blog, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Nonprofit Quarterly and Chronicle of Philanthropy. She has spoken recently at Yale, Dartmouth, Stanford, Columbia, Duke, Sciences Po, Oxford, and Aspen Ideas Festival.