We’re a national network of funders increasing resources to grassroots organizations addressing the intersection of racial justice, gender justice, community safety, and policing.


FFJ Advisor Discussion Series: Charlene Carruthers

We interview Charlene Carruthers (BYP100) where we learn more about BYP100's work on nationalizing the invest/divest demand, Black queer feminist (BQF) lens as an organizing framework, and the importance of leadership training and political education below.

March 20th, 2018|

FFJ Advisor Discussion Series: Mary Hooks

Funders for Justice interviews Mary Hooks,  Co-Director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and a leader of the National Bail Out. We asked Mary to tell us about a recent win on bail reform with the Atlanta city council, what visionary organizing looks like, and what funders can do in this moment. 

February 21st, 2018|

FFJ Advisor Blog Series: Zachary Norris

FFJ interviewed Zachary Norris, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Here he provides insight on the current political climate, Ella Baker Center's work and connection national movements, and ways funders can support social change and transformation.

November 9th, 2017|
Learn about opportunities for funders to support organizing at the intersection of police accountability and racial justice.


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No more fake budgets?! Exploring Equity-Based Approaches to Financial Review

April 1st, 2017|Philanthropy Takes a Stand, Reports and Case Studies|

By Iris Garcia, Grants Manager at Akonadi Foundation

Over the past 17 years, Akonadi Foundation has been seeking out ways to align their internal systems and practices with their racial justice values. Adopting Financial Health Indicators as a tool helped Akonadi Foundation be in conversation with grantees about their financial goals and reduce grantee burden in the grantmaking process. This article explains how this transition embodies Akonadi Foundation's values.

HIV is not a crime! (except in 32 states and 72 countries)

March 30th, 2017|Criminalization of Communities of Color, Philanthropy Takes a Stand|

By John Barnes, Executive Director, Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA)

HIV is a crime in 32 US states and 72 countries around the world. Ironically, the only defense against many of these laws is not knowing your HIV status. Most people with HIV are unaware of their level of vulnerability to criminal charges, and, due to a lack of funding to address these challenges, combatting HIV criminalization is not high on many advocates agendas. A key theme in recent HIV-related philanthropy addressing criminalization includes advocacy and capacity building for impacted populations.

Funders: Let’s Stop Fixating on Our Issues and Start Supporting Our Values

March 13th, 2017|Analysis, Philanthropy Takes a Stand|

In this moment, we need all of our leaders across so many movements that are building power for marginalized communities to be supported in ways that allow them to show up and be whole in their work. We can approach our grantmaking from a broader perspective of the values that guide us, to show up together and in solidarity.