JustFund works differently for funders and organizations. First, let’s learn who you are:

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JustFocus on the work.

Created by funders and organizers of color: JustFund was built to remove traditional barriers in philanthropy and simplify the grants application process for organizations working on the frontlines of social change.

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One Common Proposal

JustFund is the nation’s first -- and only -- giving portal that offers one common proposal.

Rather than requiring organizations to complete dozens of distinct and lengthy grant proposals, JustFund offers a common proposal model designed to save organizations time with only four core narrative questions. We make applying for funding simple and straightforward by providing funders with the information they need to make thoughtful funding decisions, while reducing the application burden for organizations.

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Apply with One Click

Once an organization completes the common proposal, they can submit that proposal to other funding opportunities on JustFund. New funds are posted on JustFund in real time, allowing organizations to discover and easily apply to new progressive funds.

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Increased Reach

When an organization submits a proposal to a fund on JustFund, the proposal is also available to the hundreds of other funders on the platform. This increases the reach of proposals to new funders and networks, and provides an opportunity to receive additional funding - without additional work.

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Who is JustFund Built For?

JustFund was built in 2018 to support progressive, social justice organizations. It is free for organizations to join. Our team reviews all registrations to verify eligibility and determine whether an organization is a good fit for JustFund. Organizations that are a good fit include:

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501(c)(3), 501(c)(4)

Organizations that have 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) status or are able to demonstrate that they are fiscally sponsored

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Social Justice

Organizations that are progressive and demonstrate a commitment to social justice work

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Organizing & Advocacy

Organizations predominantly engaged in grassroots organizing and advocacy efforts

Who Is It Not For?

We are not currently equipped to support grantmaking for individuals, scholarships, international work, religious institutions, or direct service work. However, if you have any questions around if you are a good fit for JustFund, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].

JustFund Spotlight:

Alexis Buchanan Thomas Development Manager, Black Voters Matter

JustFund has been a great resource for us to be seen by funders who may not know about our work. The common application form makes it easy for funders to learn about our mission and impact quickly.

Luis Gonzalez Funder Relations Associate, Climate Justice Alliance

JustFund keeps the proposal writing process concise while amplifying our work to a plethora of funders in an era of too much 'by invitation only.'

Blake Strode Executive Director, ArchCity Defenders

JustFund helped us tell our story - directly, honestly, and briefly. This approach recognizes our limited time and resources and increases our ability to do the work.

Mayra Hidalgo Salazar Director of Development, United We Dream

JustFund has been a crucial partner in helping us reach our communities during one of the most challenging years we have yet to face as an organization. JustFund helped fuel and strengthen United We Dream's civic engagement infrastructure, allowing us to expand the electorate and deliver on our vision for liberation and permanent protections for our communities through our field, digital, and narrative strategies. We are grateful for the support!

Blueprint NC

JustFund has connected us to donors we wouldn't have connected to otherwise, especially for Black and brown-led and rural-based projects that rarely get the attention of other donors. This is especially important for experiments in joint practice that often become the foundation of Blueprint and our partners' most important and innovative work. The platform and process are also incredibly accessible for our team.

Monica Beemer Development Director, Rural Organizing Project

Rural Organizing Project is so grateful JustFund is there as a hub for justice funders to find and support good organizing in the community, so that we can stay focused on the work of building community-based power for justice, democracy, and dignity across Oregon.

Ready to get JustFunded?

Designed to save you time, we make applying for funding simple.

Put your money where the movement is.

Created by funders and organizers of color: JustFund removes traditional barriers in philanthropy in order to move resources efficiently to organizations on the frontlines.

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Grants Management Simplified

JustFund serves as your one-stop shop for seamless grantmaking. We make it easy for you and your team to issue RFPs, collect and review proposals, customize additional questions,  request reports, simplify scoring and vetting, share funding decisions, track your grantmaking, and more.

JustFund also offers a range of administrative services, including sending invitations, reminders, and follow up to your grantees. Let us take care of the transactional so you can be in transformational relationships with your grantees. To learn more about the various service options, see our Pricing.

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One Common Proposal

JustFund is the nation’s first -- and only -- giving portal that offers one common proposal.

Rather than requiring organizations to complete dozens of distinct and lengthy grant proposals, JustFund offers a common proposal model designed to save organizations time with only four core questions. The common proposal provides funders with the information they need to make thoughtful funding decisions, while reducing the application burden for organizations.

Any proposal submitted on JustFund is also visible to all funders, increasing exposure to new funders and networks and expanding opportunities for organizations to receive additional funding.

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Find, Follow, and Fund

JustFund allows funders access to thousands of organizations and proposals on the portal. Every funder can use JustFund’s robust discovery tool to filter across different categories (i.e. focus areas, geographic regions, strategies) to find and fund progressive grassroots organizations working at the forefront of social justice movements.

Funders can run field scans to better understand the current landscape of work, or follow and track funding activity around their grantees.

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Values Aligned Community

JustFund is building a community of values-aligned funders. Our portal facilitates greater trust and transparency in grantmaking by creating opportunities for collaboration and coordination as funders make their funding decisions.

On JustFund, funders can connect with other progressive funders and networks, see what organizations they are funding,  and learn more about their funding priorities. This model helps highlight grantees and leverage additional funding for their work.

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Unique Features

JustFund offers additional features to help support the specific needs of teams, networks, and giving circles, including:

  • A private workspace to review, score, save notes, and finalize funding decisions;
  • Ability to manage and view funding decisions across your entire network in real time;
  • A member directory with contact information;
  • A learning space for documents shared among members of your network;
  • And more!

See our Pricing to learn about additional features or reach out to Request a Demo.

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Amalgamated Partnership

JustFund and Amalgamated Charitable Foundation’s (ACF) innovative partnership offers a seamless solution for managing grantmaking from soup to nuts.

In addition to managing your entire grant cycle, once you mark funding in JustFund, we take care of the rest:

  • JustFund sends award notifications;
  • ACF conducts all due diligence and takes on liability for grants;
  • ACF issues grant checks within 5 business days;
  • JustFund confirms all grantees have received grants.
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Who is a JustFunder?

JustFund offers features and services for a variety of grantmakers. Our portal includes funders of all types, including:

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Individual Donors

Donor Advisors

Donor Networks

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National & Local Foundations

Community Foundations

Family Foundations

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Collaborative & Pooled Funds

Giving Circles

Regranting Organizations

Our JustFunders:

Ready to become a JustFunder?

Schedule a demo with our team to learn about the best option for your grantmaking.

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