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

Join us for Justice Funders’ annual convening and be the first to receive the updated guide for philanthropy, Resonance.

With the Just Transition principles and framework as our guide, it is up to each of us to find our paths towards building the regenerative economy. We invite you to find the way together.

We will convene courageous leaders in philanthropy to share how their foundations are redistributing resources for the regenerative economy. Grounding 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.

Captions and ASL interpretation will be available. A recording of the webinar will also be sent to registrants after the event.


Deseree Fonetenot, Co-director/ Collective Member, Movement Generation

Deseree grew up between Southwest Louisiana and the Los Angeles area where she began her movement building journey as a student organizer working on queer and trans liberation struggles in 2008. After almost a decade of working within the LGBTQ movement, Deseree shifted her focus towards land-based work as a scholar, activist and farmer. In 2015 she became a co-organizer of the People of Color Sustainable Housing Network and in 2016 she co-founded the Queer Eco-Justice Project, organizing at the intersection of ecological justice and queer liberation. Deseree loves queering ecological education. She is also on the board of Shelterwood Collective and Sustainable Economies Law Center. Deseree holds an interdisciplinary MA in Social Transformation focused on African-diasporic spiritual traditions, ecology and land-based movements. Deseree is also an alumna of the ecological farming apprenticeship at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. She enjoys growing food and medicine, eating spicy foods, and nerding out about cats, movies and books. As a descendant of three generations of rural Louisiana sharecroppers, Deseree is committed to strengthening movements for black land, healing and liberation.

Jo Ram, Resourcing Social Movements Lead, Lankelly Chase Foundation

Currently Jo co-leads the Resourcing Social Movements grant making work at Lankelly Chase Foundation and is one half of Lankelly’s investments team, along with the Investment Director, developing thinking around how UK philanthropy can support community wealth building and asset transfer to communities and social movements. Outside of Lankelly, Jo is completing a 5yr training in herbalism, as surely health autonomy and plant medicine has a place in the just transition.

Jasmine Gomez, Co-Director of Radical Philanthropy, Resist Foundation

Jasmine is a queer, Puerto Rican attorney and activist in the Boston community currently serving as the Co-Director of Radical Philanthropy at Resist, Inc. Jasmine advocates for equity with a critical race analysis through fundraising efforts, programmatic support, direct action, popular education, legal aid, healing justice, and empowering frontline communities. Within Resist, Jasmine has been collaborating with the community on building a community and birthing center after fully divesting from the stock market, as well as supporting fundraising efforts, and working to shift the power dynamics in the field of philanthropy.

Nwamaka Agbo, CEO and Managing Director of the Restorative Economies Fund, Kataly Foundation

In her roles, Nwamaka collaborates with the Kataly team to lead the foundation’s day to day operations, while holding the community-centered strategy and vision for the Fund. With a background in community organizing, electoral campaigns, policy and advocacy work on racial, social and environmental justice issues, Nwamaka is deeply committed to supporting projects that build resilient, healthy and self-determined communities rooted in shared Prosperity.

Please join us as a sponsor!

We invite you to join us as a sponsor at State of the Movement 2024 at the $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 level to help us develop more free resources like Resonance, and to amplify a vision of transforming our economy to build a world that works for all of us. To confirm your support, please be in touch with Rosita at rosita[@]

Date: February 1, 2024
Address: Virtual Convening
Time: 10 AM PT | 11 AM MT | 12 PM CT | 1 PM ET