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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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Divest | Invest

Pre-Trial Detention

Healing Justice

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‘me too’

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Eroding Power of Police Unions


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


Funding Opportunities

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We encourage you to sign up on, 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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Resources, Toolkits & Reports

A Place to Train Up Leaders and Organizers in Philanthropy

A Place to Train Up Leaders and Organizers in Philanthropy.   Funders for Justice is a place for trouble-makers and visionary leaders in philanthropy. A place for problem-solvers and catalytic change-makers in philanthropy. A place for the curious committed to manifesting tangible change. A place to learn, support each other, and tell the whole truth about this political moment: what communities and organizations are facing, what they’re doing to fight and build new ways, [...]

December 10, 2020|Analysis, Featured, Resources|

Big News from Funders for Justice!

Dear Funders for Justice community,  Rejoice! Today, Funders for Justice launches as an independent organization.  FFJ is a national network and organizing platform for grant makers, donor networks, and funder affinity groups to mobilize resources to grassroots organizing led by and for folks of color at the intersections of racial justice, gender justice, ending criminalization, and building models for community safety & justice. We are a space for visioning a new world that [...]

December 8, 2020|Featured, News|

Divest from Police, Invest in Communities

Divest from Police, Invest in Communities Over the past year, the murders of Nina Pop, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Walter Wallace, and countless others have made increasingly clear what we already know, and what organizations such as M4BL and others continue to demand across the country: we must defund police, divest from carceral systems, and invest in safety for our communities. As funders and resource organizers, we must get up to [...]

November 7, 2020|Analysis, Featured, Opportunities for Funders|
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