Bruce Boyd is the senior managing director of Arabella Advisors, and he oversees the company’s strategic planning, program implementation, and social impact evaluations. Boyd’s investment portfolio largely focuses on environmentalist issues including climate change and water and land conservation.
Boyd is also involved with a number of related organizations. He is a senior advisor to the left-leaning grantmaking organization New Venture Fund and serves on the board of the Hopewell Fund  and the Windward Fund. 
Previously, Boyd worked for 14 years as a senior manager and the Illinois program director of the Nature Conservancy where he shepherded millions of dollars contributed to support environmentalist land purchases  and the creation of burdensome environmentalist regulatory schemes. Bruce is an advocate of “local” organic farming subsidies.  Boyd has served on the boards of a number of left-leaning organizations that in turn donated money to Boyd’s favored organizations.
Bruce inherited a nearly $5 million-dollar fortune, and in 2015 he gave the entirety of his family foundation’s remaining assets to a number of left-leaning organizations including the Nature Conservancy and the Chicago Community Trust.
Boyd graduated from Middlebury College in 1975, earned his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1984, and studied business at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1992 and 1993. Bruce is married to Beth Boyd.
Bruce Boyd has served a principal and senior managing director at Arabella Advisors since 2007. Boyd runs Arabella’s Chicago office and oversees the company’s strategic planning, due diligence, program implementation, and social impact evaluations.
Boyd’s portfolio touches on community development, human rights, education, and environmental issues. A “substantial portion” of Bruce’s recent investment and programming portfolio focuses on environmentalist “planetary health” issues including climate change and water and land conservation.”
In 2015, Boyd was a speaker at Loyola University Chicago’s “Divestment Action Workshop” discussing the risks and operations of environmentalist-led divestment programs designed to target the traditional energy industries.
Arabella-Related Fund Advisory
New Venture Fund
Bruce Boyd is a senior advisor to the New Venture Fund, is a 501(c)(3) grant-making intermediary often used by Arabella clients. NVF retains Arabella to provide “management services” for the organization; in 2015, NVF paid Arabella over $13 million.
New Venture Fund provides project hosting and fiscal sponsorship for programs across numerous left-leaning issue areas including government funded healthcare, environmentalist conservation, and increased government funding for education and the arts.
Windward and Hopewell Funds
Boyd also serves on the board of directors of the Windward Fund and is a senior advisor to the Hopewell Fund.  Both funds serve as fiscal sponsorship conduits for Arabella Advisors clients and are operated by Arabella’s upper management.   These funds work together in support of Arabella’s left-leaning prerogatives.
From 1993 to 2007 Boyd served as a senior manager at the Nature Conservancy. While at the Conservancy, he launched numerous local, regional and global environmentalist land grabs and grew the size and scope of his chapter by 1500%.
At the Nature Conservancy, Boyd led the Illinois Program, the Upper Mississippi River Project, and the four-continent Great Rivers Partnership.
In 2005, Boyd used a $2.5 million grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to burden an additional 1,000 acres in Northwest Illinois with anti-development environmentalist controls.
Boyd “played a central role in creating” the Great Rivers Partnership, which sought to impose environmentalist water regulations on freshwater systems across the world including in America.
Left-Leaning Food Advocacy
Boyd was an advisory board member of the Sustain USA Project, which ran campaigns that encouraged policymakers to take action in support of organic local farming in the Chicago area. In 2008, he wrote an op-ed to criticize the food production and distribution system and to call for “widespread systemic change” toward localized food manufacturing. He tenuously linked out of state food production, even organic food production, to higher obesity rates. 
Boyd concluded that the government needed to provide financial subsidies for locally grown organic food production and should create environmentalist regulations that prevent the future development of farmland located specifically near urban centers.
Boyd Family Foundation
In 2014 and 2015 the Boyd Family Foundation, under Bruce’s direction, depleted its assets and gave over $145,000 to six schools or charities including the Nature Conservancy, the NSCAA Foundation, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, and $136,790 to the Chicago Community Trust. 
Boyd previously served on the board of directors of the Environmental Grantmakers Association, a membership organization that seeks to connect environmental organizations with grant funders. He also previously served on the board of governors for Opportunity International, an organization that provides micro-finance loans to individuals living in developing countries. 
Boyd has also served on the board at the David K. Hardin Generativity Trust,  the Morrison Family Foundation, and the Donors Forum of Illinois. In 2002 the Hardin Trust gave thousands of dollars to left-leaning nonprofits with ties to Boyd including the Nature Conservancy, the Merit Music Program, and the Chicago Community Foundation.  Boyd was also the Vice Chairman of Chicago Wilderness, which is a coalition of conservation organizations.
Bruce has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business,  where he taught wealthy individuals how to safeguard their money using a variety of nonprofit tax shelters and other tax avoidance schemes for high-net-worth people.