Financial activists leverage capital as a tool for positive change.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2023-24 cohort in early 2023. Please check back for more information.
The Just Economy Institute supports a growing movement of diverse financial activists who are shifting the flow of capital to support leaders who are solving pressing social and environmental problems, inspired by the conviction that money should be used as a positive force for change.
JEI fellows learn how to activate the positive potential of capital from a group of experts in the field. The nine-month fellowship consists of three 5-day immersions, online sessions, one-on-one advising, peer coaching, online resources, and creative capital projects.
What Fellows Will Gain
We focus on three core areas of learning:
- the inner work that equips leaders to do their best work in the world
- the practical work of activating financial and social capital effectively
- the collective work to create and support resilient, equitable systems
The curriculum is grounded in the understanding of an extractive economic system and the ways financial and social capital can be used to effect systemic change. Fellows will explore their relationship with money, integrate inner work with external work, and learn new ways to create community wealth. Joining an active community of change agents, fellows will become part of an influential and innovative network of financial activists.
Overview and Dates
The Just Economy Institute fellowship dates are October through June.
In-person gatherings (for the 2022-23 cohort):
- Immersion 1: October 24-28, 2022
- Immersion 2: March 13-17, 2023
- Immersion 3: June 26-30, 2023
All three immersions will be hosted at Paicines Ranch in Paicines, CA.
Ten will be offered between the immersions, featuring leading practitioners in the field.
Sliding scale, from $10,000 to $40,000.
The true cost of the program is $25,000 per fellow, which covers tuition, faculty, advisors, materials, webinars, resources, and on-site lodging and meals. For those who can afford to pay more, we ask you to consider this, as it will ensure that we continue to make JEI available to as many financial activists as possible.
Our decision to use a sliding scale fee structure is linked to the purpose of the Institute: to catalyze the flow of money to support healthy, regenerative economies in all communities. The suggested sliding scale is:
|$10k fee:||Assets of up to $2M|
|$15k fee:||Assets over $2M and up to $20M|
|$20K fee:||Assets over $20M and up to $50M|
|$30K fee:||Assets over $50M and up to $100M|
|$40K fee:||Assets over $100M|
The work of capital activation requires creative, intelligent, and passionate leaders. JEI fellows possess self-knowledge as well as the skills needed to navigate power, conflict, and possibility.
The Just Economy Institute educates, supports, and connects fellows who have:
- a deep commitment to effect positive change and create a just economy
- a clear desire to learn and grow, both personally and professionally
- the ability to influence the flow of capital
- strong emotional intelligence
A growing community of financial activists, donors and investors is following a calling for connection and justice. They want to help end the extractive practices that have caused immense human suffering and severely damaged the natural world. And they’re working to advance a new form of activism, one in which financial and social capital are used as powerful tools to effect positive change.
A new clarity is emerging, one that recognizes that the stewardship of great sums of money includes a duty to the greater whole. This clarity has engendered an entirely new form of activism, one in which financial and social capital are used as powerful tools to create a just and resilient economy.
Positive change happens when groups with innovative solutions have the resources and connections to make those solutions happen. We’ve seen visionary wealth holders pioneer better models inspired by this conviction. These models need to be shared and adopted. When they are, we will see hundreds of billions of dollars shift to regenerative uses.
The application process for the 2023-24 cohort will open in early 2023. Please check back for more information.