Marni supports the Kataly Foundation’s environmental justice movement leaders group, as they develop and lead the Environmental Justice program for the foundation.
Marni Rosen is a philanthropy advisor who brings over 25 years of experience in non-profits, philanthropy, and the inter-governmental arena, and strives for a heart-centered approach in her work. For more than 16 years, she served as the Executive Director of the Jenifer Altman Foundation (JAF), where she focused on environmental health and justice. First at JAF and now in her consulting practice, Marni has co-created funding projects at the intersection of racial and social justice, health, and environment, with a focus on movement-led grantmaking. Marni’s passion for shifting power and decision-making in philanthropy led her to partner with community leaders and global organizers to build multiple innovative funding models that take their lead from frontline communities and the coalitions and alliances of these communities.
Marni is a co-founder of the Health and Environmental Funders Network (and a past co-chair) and the Funders Network on Trade and Globalization (now EDGE Funders Alliance). She has served on the boards of numerous funder groups and NGOs, and currently serves on the Boards of Kitchen Table Advisors and the Center for Environmental Health. Marni cut her teeth organizing for community access and power in the early 1990’s, as part of the NGO Liaison teams for two United Nations global summits: The Earth Summit and The City Summit.
Marni is a proud twin mama who lives in the Castro district of San Francisco, CA with her family, and feels happiest with a full house and a busy kitchen.