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Registering and Setting Up an Account

Submitting a Proposal to a Funding Opportunity

Registering and Setting Up an Account

How do I register for an account?

Click here to register for a new JustFund account. Generally, it takes 24-48 business hours for an account to be approved. JustFund staff confirm that all registrations meet the necessary qualifications, including validating that the organization is a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) organization, or a fiscally sponsored project.

Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email with your login credentials.

If you have an existing JustFund account, but you cannot remember your password. Click here to reset your password.

If you have any questions about whether you are a good fit for JustFund, please reach out to us at [email protected].

 

How long does it take for my registration to be approved?  

Generally, it takes 24-48 business hours for an account to be approved. JustFund staff confirm that all registrations meet the necessary qualifications, including validating that the organization is a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) organization, or a fiscally sponsored project.

We encourage you to register for an account well in advance of any deadlines to ensure there is enough time for JustFund staff to review and validate your registration information. Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email with your login credentials.

 

Does it cost money for a grantseeker to create an account?

We’re pleased to offer JustFund as a free service to grantseekers. Grantseekers can submit as many proposals as they would like for free. 

 

What if I am not incorporated as a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organization, or I have not yet received my incorporation status?

If you have not received 501(c)(3) incorporation status yet, please email [email protected] with proof of 501(c)(3) registration and/or your EIN Letter. If you have not received 501(c)(4) incorporation status yet, email either: 1) a Letter from an Attorney on a letterhead or 2) a 501(c)(4) Intent to Operate form.

If your entity is not a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4), or if you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]

 

What if I am a fiscally sponsored project, where do I note my fiscal sponsor information?

When you register, you can indicate if you are fiscally sponsored, as well as the name of your fiscal sponsor and their EIN. Once your account is approved, you can update this information in your Organization Profile at any time.

 

How do I reset my password?

If you need to reset the password to your JustFund account, click here, enter the email address that your account is associated with. You will be sent an email with a link that allows you to reset your password.

 

How do I update My Profile?

Click the profile icon in the top right of the menu bar and select My Profile from the dropdown. There, you can update your user information, upload your profile picture, and reset your password.

Watch Video on How to Update Your Profile

 

How do I update my Organization's Profile?

Click on your organization’s name in the top menu bar and you will be brought to your Organization Profile where you can update the Details tab with the most up to date information about your organization.

Watch Video on How to Update your Organization's Profile

 

How do I add or remove users from my Organization’s Account?  

Login to your account, click your Organization’s Profile. Go to the Users tab, and you will be able to see a list of associated users with your account. You can add or remove users. There is no limit for the number of staff that can have access to your account.

 

How can I use JustFund in Spanish?

View JustFund in Spanish by using Google Chrome as your browser, and adding the Google Translate extension. 

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Download the Google Translate extension here.
  3. Click the blue icon labeled “G” on the right side of the search bar.
  4. Click “TRANSLATE THIS PAGE.” 
  5. A bar will appear at the top of the screen indicating the page is currently in English.  
  6. Click “English” to view other language options, and choose “Spanish” from the dropdown menu.  

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email [email protected]. We are seeking additional feedback on how to best meet the needs of Spanish speakers, so we encourage you to let us know how we can improve this feature.

 

I am part of several different organizations. How do I toggle between the different accounts that I have?

If you are part of more than one organization, you can switch account views by clicking the dropdown arrow in the top menu bar next to the “Viewing as: ___”. From here you can toggle between your different accounts.

 

Submitting a Proposal to a Funding Opportunity

What are the current funding opportunities that I can apply to on JustFund? 

Login to your account and click Funding Opportunities on the menu bar at the top of your screen. From this page, you can click on any funding opportunity to read the eligibility requirements, details, and deadlines. When you are ready to apply, click the Apply button at the bottom of the page.

Watch Video on How to Find and Review Funding Opportunities

 

How do I submit a proposal?

Begin by clicking Funding Opportunities on the top menu bar. Select who you would like to apply to. Once you read the directions, eligibility, and details, click the Apply button at the bottom of the page. A pop up will appear offering you three options:

 

Option 1: Create a New Proposal

Start from scratch to draft a new proposal.

 

Option 2: Use an Active Proposal to Apply to Another Funding Opportunity

To save you time, use an active proposal to apply to as many funding opportunities as you'd like.

 

Option 3: Copy Existing Proposal Content

To use content from an active proposal as the basis of a new draft, copy the proposal and edit content as needed.

 

After you select your preferred option you will be able to complete the Narrative, Details, and Additional Info sections. If the funding opportunity you are applying to requires responses to supplemental questions or has required attachments, you can answer the questions and attach documents on the Additional Info tab.

If you select Option 2: Use an Active Proposal to Apply to Another Funding Opportunity, you will only be able to answer any supplemental questions, add attachments, and update funding information. All other content will not be editable. 

 

To proceed with this option, select the name of the proposal you would like to use. To confirm what the proposal content includes, click View and the proposal you selected will open up in a new browser window. Once you have confirmed the proposal you want to use, click Continue. You will see that the content for the Narrative and Details tab will be grayed out and not editable. However, you will be able to update and include information in the Additional Info tab.

 

If you have successfully submitted your proposal, a Submission Complete window will pop up. You will also be able to see that your proposal has an Active label and will include the date that it was submitted. Once your proposal is submitted, it will be viewable to the funder you applied to, along with all JustFunders on the portal. This will increase the visibility of your work and the opportunity for you to receive additional funding.

Watch Video on How to Submit a Proposal


How do I answer supplemental questions?  

If the funding opportunity you are applying to has supplemental questions, you can answer these on the Additional Info tab. 

 

How do I add attachments to my proposal?

If the funding opportunity you are applying to has required attachments, these will be listed on the Additional Info tab. You can upload attachments by clicking the Add Attachments button and dragging and dropping files and/or documents from your computer.

If you would like to include other attachments to supplement your submission, you can also add additional files and/or documents beyond what may be required.

 

Can I submit my proposal in Spanish?

Yes, you can submit proposals in Spanish, however, JustFund does not translate proposals to English. After submission, the funder will receive the proposal in Spanish and they may have staff who can read the proposal in Spanish or translate it to English.

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]

 

How do I know if my proposal has been submitted?

If you have successfully submitted your proposal, a Submission Complete window will pop up. You will also be able to see that your proposal has an Active label and will include the date that it was submitted.

Once your proposal is submitted, it will be viewable to the funder you applied to, along with all JustFunders on the portal. This will increase the visibility of your work and the opportunity for you to receive additional funding.

Watch Video on How to View How JustFunders View your Proposal

 

Can I edit or update information in my proposal after submission?

Once your proposal is submitted, you will not be able to edit any content. The only change you will be able to do after submission is to upload new attachments by clicking the Attachment button on your submitted proposal. 

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

 

Can grantmakers continue to fund my proposal even after my funding goal has been met?

Yes, grantmakers can continue to view and fund your proposal even if your initial funding goal has been met. 

 

Can other grantseekers see my proposal?

No, grantseekers do not have access to view other grantseekers’ proposals on the portal. 

 

How do I archive a proposal? 

If you would like to archive a draft or a proposal that you are no longer seeking funding for, click the Archive button on the proposal. All archived drafts and proposals will be visible on the Archived tab. You will still be able to download a PDF copy even after it is archived. The funder you applied to will still be able to view any archived proposals that were submitted to them, but it will no longer be searchable by other JustFunders.