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Hilda H. Polanco

Founder & CEO, FMA

Full Member




440 Park Avenue South
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10016


A nationally recognized and sought after leader in the field, Hilda serves the sector in many ways. Hilda was a founding member of the selection committee of the New York Nonprofit Excellence Awards, established by the New York Times and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee. When not speaking publicly or leading FMA’s team, she provides direct capacity building, training and coaching services to foundations and nonprofits throughout the country.

Professional Expertise

  • Executive Coaching
  • Foundation Management
  • Leadership Transition, Succession Planning and Leadership Development
  • Technology, IT

Types of Grantmakers Served

  • Family Foundations
  • Funder Collaboratives
  • Giving Circles
  • Government Grantmakers
  • Grantmaker Associations, Affinity Groups, Funder Networks
  • Independent/Private Foundations
  • Operating Foundations

Programmatic Expertise

  • Technical Assistance, Nonprofit Capacity Building

Geographic Focus

United States
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • National
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • North America