Innovators of Color

Tulaine Montgomery


New Profit

Tulaine Montgomery is an entrepreneur, educator, writer and organizer. She has played leadership roles in the launch and expansion of social enterprises across the U.S., the Caribbean, East Africa, Indonesia and South Africa. She is also a trusted advisor to nonprofit organizations and socially responsible companies providing strategic and financial support to many of our nation’s most powerful and promising social innovations. Tulaine leads New Profit’s Inclusive Impact, a $100 million social impact fund providing growth capital and capacity support for Black, Latino/a/x and Indigenous social impact leaders.

Tulaine serves on several boards including GirlTrek, YouthBuild and College for Social Innovation. She has a master’s in public policy from Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree from Smith College.

Tulaine’s writing has been featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Root, Worth Media, and more. She is featured in “Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership” – a visual chronicle and historic narrative of community leaders. In 2020, Tulaine co-authored a research report on equity in philanthropy in partnership with Next Street, Transforming the Social Sector: The Opportunity and Need for Action.

Tulaine is the Host and Executive Producer of “Say More: Live conversations with Tulaine”, an Instagram Live virtual ‘salon’ where people of different identities and experiences explore what it would take to build a world that works for everyone.  

Tulaine is a cellist and has written and produced several original plays.