Aixa Beauchamp is a philanthropic leader, independent consultant, and mission-driven industry executive. She is known as a bold and committed leader, persistent in working to strengthen Latino and underserved communities in various sectors, from philanthropic and organizational development to education and economic mobility. In 2018, Boston Magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston, and the Women of the Harvard Club Committee honored her with Boston’s Most Influential Woman Award in 2015. She has been featured in Financial Times Wealth, the Boston Globe, and Inside Philanthropy. Deeply invested in the Latino community, Aixa and her husband Thomas have established the Melendez Beauchamp Family Fund at the Boston Foundation, which supports education and health initiatives.
Latino Equity Fund
Building a future of shared prosperity for Greater Boston.
Aixa is the co-founder of the Latino Equity Fund (LEF - formerly the Latino Legacy Fund), a unique partnership between local Latino leaders and the Boston Foundation (TBF), and the first Latino-focused fund in the Greater Boston area. The LEF uses its influence and platform to amplify diverse voices and perspectives within the Latino community in Greater Boston, with a focus on achieving greater and more equitable access to economic prosperity and wellbeing. We partner closely with nonprofits, funders, government leaders, and the private sector, leveraging the strengths of the Latino community to educate stakeholders about issues and surface the most effective solutions to achieve systemic change. Since it was established in 2013, the LEF has raised more than $1 million, established an endowment to support the Latino community in Greater Boston in perpetuity, made more than $570,000 in grants to community-based organizations, and created a dynamic platform to increase and galvanize Latino philanthropy.
Demonstrated impact in helping organizations build, grow, and manage programs and resources.
Independent consultant with 27 years of experience collaborating with a range of philanthropic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and stakeholders to improve programmatic structures and resources that strengthen their work with communities.
Industry Executive with program expertise extending from philanthropic and organizational development to economic mobility and education and public health initiatives focusing specifically on underserved communities.
Speciality Services: Project Management, Research and Project Design, Resource Development, Executive Coaching, Board Development and Governance.