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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Organizations that have 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) status or are able to demonstrate that they are fiscally sponsored
Organizations that are progressive and demonstrate a commitment to social justice work
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].
Alexis Buchanan Thomas Development Manager, Black Voters Matter
Luis Gonzalez Funder Relations Associate, Climate Justice Alliance
Blake Strode Executive Director, ArchCity Defenders
Mayra Hidalgo Salazar Director of Development, United We Dream
Monica Beemer Development Director, Rural Organizing Project
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Who is a JustFunder?
JustFund offers features and services for a variety of grantmakers. Our portal includes funders of all types, including:
National & Local Foundations
Collaborative & Pooled Funds
Defending the Dream Fund
Arch Community Fund
Ready to become a JustFunder?
Schedule a demo with our team to learn about the best option for your grantmaking.