Julius E. Kimbrough Jr. works with the Foundation’s investment committee, board and staff colleagues to reimagine, develop and drive innovative strategies to use capital and markets to build power within systems and advance racial justice across the South. Julius sources new investment opportunities, coordinates due diligence, manages relationships with advisors, and monitors the impact and financial returns of the Foundation’s program-related and market-rate investment portfolios. In partnership with the chief finance and operations officer, Julius serves as staff liaison to the investment committee. He also represents the Foundation at convenings to share insights regarding American capitalism and learn with other philanthropic organizations seeking to advance racial equity through their investments.
Julius comes to MRBF from Stonehenge Capital, where he managed the federal New Markets Tax Credit program and helped source other economic development finance opportunities. Before joining Stonehenge, Julius served as executive director of a community land trust, pioneering affordable residential and commercial real estate solutions across New Orleans. He also headed Liberty Bank and Trust Company’s community development unit, which helped families finance affordable homes, and provided capital to small businesses and agencies nationally. Julius also has served as a foundation program officer, urban planner, economic analyst and investment banker.
Julius earned a degree in history from Hampton University and master’s degrees in public policy and business administration from the University of Chicago.
When he is not thinking about work, Julius can be found binge-watching history documentaries or traveling within the Americas to learn more about indigenous cultures.