Funders for Justice2022-04-24T22:28:59-04:00

We’re a national network and organizing platform of funders increasing resources to BIPOC grassroots organizations working at the intersections of racial justice, gender justice, ending criminalization, and building models for community safety & justice.


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Healing Justice

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‘me too’

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Eroding Power of Police Unions


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Movement Advisors

FFJ Leadership in Action

Mary Hooks, FFJ Movement Advisor

Movement Advisor Discussion Series Highlight: Mary Hooks

Next up in FFJ’s series of interviews with our Advisors: Mary Hooks, former Co-Director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and a leader of the National Bail Out. Make sure to check out the new Until Freedom Comes Bail Out Toolkit, from 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.

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“In this moment of unprecedented division and violence, it is now more necessary than ever to build authentic and long-lasting relationships between funders and organizers.”

Jennie Agmi – Libra Foundation & Co-lead of FFJ’s “me too.” in Philanthropy Strategy Group

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“FFJ has created a space for me to not only connect with colleagues with a vast array of experiences from all parts of the country, but it also became a safe space for me to process and talk out loud some of the things that I struggle with.”

Sandy Chiang – The California Endowment, and Co-lead of FFJ’s Police Unions Strategy Group

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“As funders we can do more together, and only when we follow the lead of movements. We have a moral imperative to collaborate and robustly support frontline organizations advancing racial justice.”

Manuela Arciniegas –  Former Andrus Family Fund and Former Co-Chair of Funders for Justice

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FFJ lifts up funding needs and opportunities directly from grassroots organizations, and helps connect its members to partnership opportunities with peer funders. We host a number of program areas for our members to get involved in.

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Resources, Toolkits & Reports

Safety & Security Institute Report

Published March 2022 FFJ offers this summary report on the strategies and approaches that various movement actors are taking as they respond to safety and security concerns. It is our hope that this summary serves as a building block and resource to advance our collective learning and work on safety and security. Table of Contents Part I. Introduction & Goals Part II. Session Briefs with Recommendations [...]

March 4, 2022|Featured, Report, Reports and Case Studies, Resources|

Eradicating Gender-Based Violence Report

In September 2020, Funders for Justice hosted the three-day institute, “Eradicating Gender-Based Violence Outside of the Carceral System.” This institute, which featured some of the field’s most prominent experts, focused on elevating the dynamics and solutions for how we combat gender-based violence without reliance on policing in all its forms. The speakers also addressed, specifically, the role that funders and philanthropy have to play in supporting the organizations and leaders working [...]

February 16, 2022|Featured, Report, Reports and Case Studies, Resources|

Healing Justice Guidance to Philanthropy During COVID-19, the Uprisings, and Beyond

By Maisha Quint, Libra Foundation; Cindy Alvarado, The Simmons Foundation; Claribel Vidal, Ford Foundation, members of FFJ's Healing Justice Strategy Group July 16, 2020 As we witness the ongoing health and economic crisis of the pandemic of COVID-19, and the simultaneous murders and violence by the state and White nationalists, and the glaring role of ableism in our nation, we must [...]

July 20, 2020|Analysis, Featured, Resources|
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