Funders for Justice2021-10-21T14:49:57-04:00

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

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Healing Justice

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Eroding Power of Police Unions

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In Support of M4BL

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Movement Advisors

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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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“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 –  Andrus Family Fund and Co-Chair of Funders for Justice

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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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We partner with JustFund.us to offer funding recommendations to our members.

We encourage you to sign up on JustFund.us, to access their database of current funding needs from grassroots organizations.


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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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Solidarity In Our Mourning and Action

Dear FFJ Community, Our staff and leadership continue to be deeply saddened by the recent murders of eight people in the metro Atlanta area on March 16th. For those who knew them, they were parents, partners, aunts, uncles, siblings, neighbors, coworkers, and friends. Amidst ongoing waves of death and loss, we grieve with and for their families and communities. In alignment with a request from victims’ families shared through Asian Americans Advancing Justice [...]

March 31, 2021|Featured, News, Philanthropy Takes a Stand|

Cultivating an Accountability Practice for Philanthropy

Funders for Justice cultivates a culture of accountability in philanthropy, in which we hold ourselves, each other, and our institutions to a high standard. We fortify our members to stand strong when they are confronted for their bold and necessary grant-making. Philanthropy must step up to share in the risk that movements and communities bear. FFJ urges our members to take responsibility to spend it all. We also hold space for funders to [...]

December 15, 2020|Analysis, Featured|
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