Denver, CO 80202
Melinda Pollack is vice president of National Initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. She oversees Enterprise’s national programs including SPARCC (Strong, Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge) and efforts focused on economic mobility.
Melinda joined Enterprise in 2007 to focus on affordable transit oriented development (TOD) financing solutions and policy efforts for the Denver region. Through this effort, she guided the creation of the Denver Regional TOD Fund, which has grown to be a $24 million tool for preservation and land acquisition for affordable housing. She also co-founded Mile High Connects, a collaboration of more than 20 philanthropies and nonprofits dedicated to ensuring that all people benefit from the Denver region’s transportation expansion, with an agenda focused on transportation, housing, jobs, education and health. In addition, Melinda led Enterprise’s work on the Denver Social Impact Bond (SIB), one of the first city-level SIBs in the United States to address chronic homelessness.
Nationally, Melinda guides the implementation of SPARCC, a $90 million initiative seeking to develop communities that are racially equitable, climate resilient and healthy. In addition, she’s Enterprise’s lead on developing partnerships to understand barriers to and realize greater economic mobility for low-income communities.
Melinda holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and human services from The George Washington University and a master's in public administration from the University of Colorado.