Adela Ruiz

Adela Ruiz is a professor, activist scholar, and program and grants manager based in New York City. Throughout her time in philanthropy (most recently at the NBA Foundation and Ford Foundation), she has worked with hundreds of grantees, co-founded the Latinx/Blatinx, Disability, and Healing for Justice staff groups, and led institutional/philanthropy-wide efforts to advance disability inclusion, diversity, and equity. Adela is a 2018 Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) LĂ­deres Fellow and a 2021 Wellspring and Rockwood Equity in Philanthropy Fellow.