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.
The JustFund Common Application™
JustFund is the nation’s first—and only—giving portal that offers one common proposal.
Rather than requiring organizations to complete dozens of separate and time-consuming grant proposals, JustFund offers our common application model designed to save grantseekers time with only four core narrative questions. We make applying for funding simple and straightforward by providing grantmakers 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 our common application, 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 funds.
When an organization submits a proposal to a fund on JustFund, the proposal is also available to the hundreds of other grantmakers on the platform. This increases the reach of proposals to new grantmakers and networks, and provides an opportunity to receive additional funding - without additional work.
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:
Organizations that have 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) status or are able to demonstrate that they are fiscally sponsored
Organizations that 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.