Lilly Weinberg

Community and National Initiatives Program


Lilly Weinberg joined Knight Foundation in August 2012. She is the program director for community foundations, managing Knight’s $140 million investment in 18 small to midsize Knight communities.

Weinberg graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School and the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she concurrently earned master’s degrees in public administration and business administration. While attending graduate school, she worked with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the New York City Economic Development Corp., in both cases creating strategies to promote economic development, entrepreneurship and business growth.

Prior to entering graduate school, Weinberg worked with the Connected by 25 Institute, where she specialized in simplifying complicated foster care policies and implementing them.

Weinberg earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and environmental studies from Emory University, which allowed her to study and research sustainable development in Botswana, Namibia, Peru, and Turks and Caicos.

A resident of Coconut Grove, Weinberg is active in Miami civic life. She graduated as a member of the 2012-2013 Leadership Miami class and was a fellow of the 2013 New Leaders Council. She then served as the executive director and on the advisory committee for the New Leaders Council Miami Chapter until 2016.