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Neesha Modi

Senior Program Officer


Neesha B. Modi is a senior program officer with The Kresge Foundation’s Programs department.

She joined the foundation in 2015 and has led grant strategies and portfolios in early childhood, civic capacity, leadership development and community activation. She is also chair of Kresge’s Leadership and Infrastructure Funding Team, which invests in talent and leadership development for grantees across the country.

Before joining Kresge, Neesha worked at Deloitte Consulting in Detroit, where she led talent strategy and culture transformation work, in addition to helping lead that office’s Deloitte Center for Leadership and Community, which focused on capacity building for local nonprofit executives.

Neesha also held positions with Accenture Consulting and the Civic Consulting Alliance in Chicago, where she designed and implemented transformational change efforts for public, private and nonprofit organizations.

Neesha earned a dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and the Environment. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management from Michigan State University.

Photo: Douglas Schaible

Areas of Specialty

Collective Action


Education systems building

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