Network Events

Upcoming Events

Intro to Somatics of Money Workshop

June 13, 2024 | 4-5:30pm PT/ 7-8:30pm ET 

Justice Funders if proud to host an Intro to Somatics of Money workshop with Gerald Mitchell.

This offering is for all funders, investors, and resource mobilizers interested in reimagining and embodying a transformative relationship to money—one that is heart-centered, grounded in spirit, and allows us to collectively live in right relationship with ourselves, other beings, and the earth.

Together, through guided meditation, discussions, and somatic practices, we will explore our feelings, emotions, and definitions related to money. We will better understand where they originate for us individually and collectively, how they impact us personally and professionally, and begin to tap our imagination to see beyond restrictive notions and extractive cycles, so that we may center people and planet over money, and move towards a Just Transition.

Justice Funders Fundamentals Trainings

Spring 2024

Justice Funders is proud to launch a new series of trainings that will cover the fundamentals of philanthropic transformation using various movement principles and tools. We encourage participants to attend the entire series; however, registration for individual trainings is also available. Participants who successfully complete all four fundamental trainings will receive a certificate recognizing their commitment to activating movement principles in philanthropy.

Archive of Past Events

Accountability Begins with Joy

March 25, 2024

Join us for a conversation on the contradictions (and possibilities) between the future our hearts envision, and the present our behaviors create. Drawing from two decades of friendship, Vini and Lorenzo will share the hard-earned lessons of leadership and hairstyle faux pas, stories of how heartbreak begot resilience, and candid reflections on how they bounce back, what keeps them coming back, and why joy is a leadership imperative.

State of the Movement 2024: Navigating towards Redistribution & Regenerative Economies

February 1, 2024

For our annual convening, courageous leaders in philanthropy will share how their foundations are radically redistributing resources for the regenerative economy. Grounded in movement visions, speakers will dig into how they stay in alignment with movement goals. Attendees will also get first access to the updated Resonance resource, an updated guide for philanthropy’s role in the Just Transition.

Reimagining the IPS: A Conversation with Movement Partners on the JTIC Fund Investment Policy Statement

November 2, 2023

Members of the JTIC Fund governing body along with Justice Funders and Just Futures will discuss the newly released JTIC Fund Investment Policy Statement (IPS). Participants will learn more about the reframing of risk and return, dig deep on the process of reimagining investment policies, learn more about the progression of the JTIC Fund, and have an opportunity to ask questions.

State of the Movement 2023: Shifting Capital and Power to Build the Regenerative Economy

February 8, 2023

Justice Funders’ annual convening returns. This year movement and philanthropic partners come together to present an investment practice and tool that was strategically developed to advance Just Transition movements in frontline BIPOC communities.

Giving Shuumi Part 2: Exploring the Extractive Origins of Philanthropic Wealth and Moving Towards Repair

September 29, 2022

RSVP to this webinar to learn how philanthropy could move into a critical role in redistributing wealth and supporting the return of Indigenous land.

Just Transition in Richmond: Resist, Rethink, Restructure
October 7, November 9 & December 8, 2021

In this 3-part webinar series, leaders of the Richmond Our Power Coalition will describe how they are building a just transition to a regenerative, living economy in Richmond, CA and encourage donors, funders, and supporters to contribute to the Richmond Just Transition Fund.

Activating Grants and Investments to Fund Solidarity Economies
September 30, 2021

Learn about BIPOC-led efforts to nourish local, regenerative solidarity economies that transition us away from the extractive economy, and reimagine how a combination of grants and investments can be activated to fund a wide breadth of projects that are critical for building economic power in BIPOC communities.

Giving Shuumi: Philanthropy’s Role in Redistributing Wealth and Supporting and Return of Indigenous Land
June 3, 2021

In this webinar, we will hear about the work of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust to facilitate the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people and how philanthropy can support this work by paying the institutional Shuumi Land Tax,an inspiring new model for redistributing wealth to Indigenous communities.

Resourcing Strategies to Dismantle White Supremacy and Invest in the Regenerative Economy: Learnings from the Maestra cohort
July 29, August 19 & September 9, 2020

This is a 3-part series of online workshops to support the philanthropic community in building resourcing strategies to dismantle white supremacy and anti-blackness, pushing the edges of philanthropy to be as bold and relentless as our movements need us to be in these turbulent times.

Philanthropy’s Visionary Response to COVID-19: Accelerating a Just Transition in a Moment of Crisis
April 28, 2020

A conversation with movement and philanthropic leaders about how we can use this moment of crisis as a turning point for leveraging significant change toward building a regenerative economy rooted in cooperation, collectivity and deep democracy.

State of the Movement 2020: Visionary strategies to build a regenerative economy
January 29, 2020

Our third annual State of the Movement event features movement and philanthropic leaders who will inspire us with their visionary strategies of simultaneously “fighting the bad” and “building the new” to usher a Just Transition toward a regenerative economy.

Foundation Endowments…Activate!: Aligning Investment Strategy with Social Justice Values
October 3, 2019

Co-sponsored by Northern California Grantmakers and Justice Funders, this conversation with foundation, investment and movement leaders inspires us to re-imagine how philanthropic wealth can be managed and stewarded to respond to the urgency that our communities and our planet are experiencing.

A Just Transition for Philanthropy: Regenerative relationships between grantees & funders
May 22, 2019

In this gathering co-sponsored by Solidaire Network, Thousand Currents and Justice Funders, we explore how foundations can recognize extractive practices, overcome power dynamics, and build trusting & authentic relationships that support community self-determination and honor community expertise.

State of the Movement 2019: Deepening our shared practice towards a Just Transition
January 31, 2019

On the one-year anniversary of our expansion to becoming Justice Funders, we host a series of paired conversations between philanthropic and movement leaders who are doing the work of ushering a Just Transition from an economy based in extraction, exploitation and domination to one rooted in resilience, regeneration and interdependence. We also debut our newest resource, Resonance: A Framework for Philanthropic Transformation.

State of the Movement: Funders and Frontlines Building Community Power
January 31, 2018

In this multi-dimensional conversation on the state of the movement between members of the Bay Area Justice Funders Network (BAJFN) and movement leaders, we explore intersectional and multi-issue strategies developed by grassroots leaders at the local, state, national, and international levels, and hear from rallied funders providing key philanthropic support at each of those levels about the role for funders in this moment.