Funders for a Just Economy - Network Meeting & Florida Tour Review

Funders for a Just Economy logo with photos of co-chairs

The Funders for a Just Economy invites you to a meeting featuring Brittney Frazier (Alleghany Franciscan Ministries) and José García (Ford Foundation) who will share a recap and review of the recent FJE and Florida Philanthropic Network Learning Tour. They will provide an overview of the tour and their experience, and then we’ll open it up for other participants to share and answer questions. Check out this recap of the learning tour on the NFG blog.

In addition, we are excited to hear how network members are developing their strategies toward workers’ rights and racial, gender, and economic justice. What campaigns, advocacy efforts, and policies are you tracking in your work? Let’s learn from each other about the upcoming opportunities to move this work.

Lastly, FJE will share more information about upcoming events and webinars that you may be interested in. We are looking forward to seeing you all there! If you are comfortable, we encourage you to enable your video feed during the meeting so that we can all see each other.


Alejandra Ibañez, Woods Fund Chicago, FJE Co-Chair

Marjona Jones, Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock, FJE Co-Chair

Manisha Vaze, Senior Program Manager, FJE, Neighborhood Funders Group



Brittney FrazierBrittney Frazier previously served as a Public Health Fellow with Trinity Health based at Allegany Franciscan Ministries. Brittney is responsible for managing the Tau Grant program, supporting Common Good Initiative projects and helping lead social media communications.

Brittney has an undergraduate degree in Health Science from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a Public Health Generalist graduate certificate from the University of South Florida and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Central Florida.

As an emerging leader, Brittney has served with AmeriCorps for three years as a City Year Miami Corps member, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Public Allies of Central Florida Apprentice. Brittney has a passion for serving poverty-stricken communities with a personal mission to improve the health literacy among underserved populations particularly minorities. Prior to working as Public Health Fellow, she was the Community Engagement Coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County. Brittney considers herself to be a “Wanderluster” and enjoys spending time with family & friends.

Jose GarciaJosé García is a program officer on the Future of Work(ers) team. Prior to joining Ford, he served as program officer for Strong Local Economies at the Surdna Foundation, where he led the design and implementation of a $4 million grant-making portfolio to spur business development and acceleration while focusing on quality job and wealth creation. His portfolio focused on double and triple bottom line local businesses and organizations assisting the growth of people of color, women, and immigrant-owned businesses. Additionally, he sourced and monitored program-related investment (PRI) deals that fit the foundation’s program strategy. Before his time at Surdna, he was a policy fellow at the National Council of La Raza’s Wealth Building Policy Project. During his tenure, he coauthored the book Foreclosure to Fair Lending: Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit and the policy report Making the Mortgage Market Work for America’s Families. Shortly before that, he deviated from his career path to assist his family's small business during a period of transition—and was able to see firsthand how economic policies affect mom and pop shops. Earlier in his career, José served as associate director for the Economic Opportunity Program at Demos, where he authored dozens of reports on household debt and coauthored the book Up to Our Eyeballs: How Shady Lenders and Failed Economic Policies are Drowning Americans in Debt.