About Us

Marni Rosen

Director

Marni Rosen

Marni Rosen is a philanthropic and non-profit consultant with nearly 30 years of experience in philanthropy, non-profit and inter-governmental work.  Marni served for over 16 years as the Executive Director of the Jenifer Altman Foundation (JAF), a private foundation supporting creative work in health, education, the environment and justice.  Under Marni’s leadership, JAF provided advisory services to foundations and donors on environmental health and justice grants totaling over $50 million.  While at JAF, Marni partnered with NGOs and other funders to create innovative funding vehicles that empower community leaders to participate in philanthropic decision-making.  In 2005, in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Marni co-founded the Gulf Coast Fund, to support the sustainable and just recovery of the region.  In partnership with the Global Greengrants Fund and four international NGO networks, she initiated the Global South + Program to support environmental health and justice work globally. Marni has co-founded numerous initiatives at the intersection of health, environment and justice, and continues to play a leadership role in the field.

Marni is co-founder of the Health and Environmental Funders Network (and a past co-chair) and of the Funders Network on Trade and Globalization (now EDGE Funders Alliance). In addition to the CPA Board, Marni serves on the Board of the Center for Environmental Health (former Board Chair) and on the National Advisory Board of Healthy Babies Bright Futures.  She has served on the Board of the Environmental Grantmakers Association, and as Environment Section Council member for the American Public Health Association.  Marni also worked for the United Nations as an NGO Liaison for the City Summit, a global conference on urban development issues.  Marni holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MPA in Policy Analysis from New York University.