Curt Ellis


Curt Ellis is a parent and a leader in the movement to ensure all children experience food justice and education equity. He pursues this vision as co-founder and CEO of FoodCorps, a national nonprofit that partners with schools and communities to use food as a tool for student health, education, and belonging. Racial justice is an imperative of FoodCorps’ work, and as a white man working in the white-dominant social enterprise and nonprofit space, Curt is committed to the ongoing personal, organizational, and societal work of anti-racism. Prior to starting FoodCorps, Curt helped reframe public debate around the Farm Bill as a “food bill” when he co-created the Peabody-winning documentary King Corn. A graduate of Yale, Curt has been recognized as a Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow, a Claneil Foundation Emerging Leader, a Kellogg Food and Community Fellow, a New Profit Social Entrepreneur, and an Emerson Collective Dial Fellow, and is a recipient of the Heinz Award, Pearl Award, and GQ Leader Award. He serves on the steering committee of Voices for National Service and the Board of Directors for Springboard Collaborative and GreenWave.