>> Monique Hoeflinger

Executive Director, Just Beginnings Collaborative

Monique Hoeflinger has been active in social justice movements for the past 20 years, serving as a lawyer, organizer, strategist and funder.  Monique currently serves as the founding director of the Just Beginnings Collaborative, a movement building platform designed to inititiate, cultivate and fund stratetgic efforts to end child sexual abuse.  Prior to launching the Collaborative, she served as senior program officer at the Ms. Foundation for Women where she managed grantmaking and movement-building initiatives focused on ending gender-based violence. 


Before working in philanthropy, Monique’s work focused on campaign development, leadership and capacity building in the LGBT movement.  She served in senior positions at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Equality Maine, and the LGBT Mentoring Project.  Monique’s career also includes positions at Obama for America, the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, and the ACLU National Prison Project.  In 2000 she was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Foundations based on her work with women in the criminal justice system.


In her next life Monique wants to produce documentary films.  Until then she lives it up with her partner, daughter, and two dogs in Brooklyn, New York.


Just Beginnings Collaborative

The Just Beginnings Collaborative is a movement building platform designed to initiate, cultivate and fund strategic efforts to end child sexual abuse.  Our work is grounded in the practice of leaders, organizations and funders working together to build a vibrant, sustainable movement.