The Just Economy Institute (JEI), formerly the Integrated Capital Institute (ICI), will soon spin off from RSF. This move will allow the Institute to broaden its scope and provide more support to fellows. RSF is very proud of ICI’s achievements and will continue to be a strong partner for JEI.
We are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Just Economy Institute.
October 2021 – June 2022
Application deadline: May 15, 2021
The Just Economy Institute will support 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 will 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, webinars, one-on-one advisor sessions, peer coaching, and creative capital projects.
If you are interested in learning more about the Just Economy Institute, we will host an informational webinar on Wednesday, April 21, with JEI faculty and alumni. Register here.
Immersion 1: Monday, November 15 through Friday, November 19, 2021
Immersion 2: Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18, 2022
Immersion 3: Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24, 2022
All three immersions will be hosted at Paicines Ranch in Paicines, CA.
Online classes & webinars: Twelve will be offered between the immersions, featuring leading practitioners in the field.
Cost: 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 called to leverage capital as a powerful tool for long-term change. Fellows will possess self-knowledge as well as the skills needed to navigate power, conflict and possibility.
The Just Economy Institute will educate, support and connect fellows who have:
Financial activists, investors and donors are following a calling for healing and justice, and charting new paths aimed at creating long-term resilience for all. They want capital to help correct the injustices of the past, which have built extraordinary privilege for the few, caused great suffering for communities of color, and severely damaged the natural world.
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.
You will receive an update on the status of your application in late May. Thank you for your interest!