Jennifer Near

Jennifer Near

Public Member
Jennifer has a diverse background in philanthropy and grantmaking, donor and community organizing, strategic planning and facilitation, program and event management, and resource development. Her areas of expertise include developing strategies to shift power in the field of philanthropy; working with nonprofit partners to increase their organizational capacity; and working in the Just Transition framework to shift from the extractive, fossil-fuel-based economy to the local, living, and regenerative economy. She currently works as a Program Director for Justice Funders and the Coordinator of the Shake the Foundations project, which is an emergent collaborative project of philanthropic and economic justice organizations working to effectively invest in a Just Transition and build regenerative economies in ways that increase economic and political power for frontline workers and communities.