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Foundation for a Just Society Grant

Grantor: Foundation for a Just Society

Amount: $50,000 to $500,000

FJS supports efforts that advance long-term, structural change and meet immediate needs that enable the women, girls, and LGBTQI people most affected by injustice to be leaders, strategists, and agents of change. We do not fund organizations that provide direct services without a vision for transformation.

FJS grantmaking seeks to build power and common cause among women, girls, and LGBTQI people and promote gender and racial justice. The decisions are guided by the leadership, values, strategies, and approaches within movements rather than a narrow understanding of single issues or quantifiable impact. FJS believes that solutions must be as sophisticated as the complex challenges they seek to address, and that deep and enduring transformation takes time.

FJS prioritizes multi-year, general operating support and avoid restrictions because organizations are able to work more strategically when they have the flexibility to recover from setbacks, seize opportunities, or shift tactics as needed. FJS avoids grant requirements that are needlessly complex or can exclude groups that are led by the women, girls, and LGBTQI people most affected by injustice. Our grants are made for up to three years and range in size from $50,000-$500,000 per year.

In addition to grants, FJS provides our partners with an array of grantee-driven accompaniment that fosters organizational and movement strengthening to complement general operating grants. Particular emphasis is placed on accompaniment for strategic communications and holistic safety and collective care.

Grants are typically made to organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in the United States or the equivalent in the country where the organization is based.

FJS generally does not fund:


-Educational scholarships

-Endowments or capital campaigns

-Partisan organizations or political parties

-Institutions that discriminate in policy or practice

Deadline: March, June, September, November

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