For Applicants

JustFocus on the work.

Each year, organizations in the United States collectively spend millions of hours applying for funding. The process is often cumbersome, time consuming, and lacking transparency. JustFund was created by funders and organizers of color to remove traditional barriers in philanthropy and to simplify the grants application process for organizations working at the forefront of social change. With JustFund, you can save time, increase your reach, and amplify your impact.

Not an applicant? Check out how JustFund works for grantmakers.

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The JustFund Common Application™

JustFund is the nation’s first—and only—platform that offers a common grant application.

Rather than requiring organizations to complete dozens of separate and time-consuming applications, JustFund offers our flagship common application platform designed to save applicants time and give them access to multiple funding opportunities. We make applying for funding simple and easy by providing funders with the information they need to make grants, while reducing the burden on applicants.

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Apply to Multiple Opportunities

Once an organization completes our common application, they can submit that application to other funding opportunities on JustFund. New funds are posted on JustFund in real time, allowing organizations to discover and easily apply for additional grants from over 100 funders.

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Increased Visibility

When an organization submits an application to a fund on JustFund, that application is also available to the thousands of values-aligned individual donors, program officers, and philanthropic advisors that utilize JustFund to find and fund new grantees. This increases the visibility of the work and creates new opportunities to receive additional funding - without additional work.

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Who is JustFund Built For?

JustFund was built in 2017 to support frontline social justice organizations. At this time, JustFund is only approving organizations that are applying to a specific funding opportunity. Our team reviews all registrations to verify eligibility. Grantmakers on JustFund are generally focused on supporting:

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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 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?

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