"What if this political opening were a reminder that we are not supposed to be investing so much on the few who openly oppose us . . . What if this were a moment to focus less on their power, their privilege, and their resources, and, instead, an opportunity to double down on our own?" -Mario Lugay, Sr. Innovation Director, Justice Funders, from "The Glorious Pull of Political Openings"

A Just Transition calls on us all to participate in collective action, both within and between communities–of people, organizations, and movements and philanthropy–to reimagine and remake the world. Justice Funders’ Community and Funder Collaborations, as well as our Movement Commons Culture and Collective Action Lab, are two ways we participate in and facilitate collective action.

Community and Funder Collaborations

Justice Funders works to shift power and resources by supporting hosts Community and Funder Collaborations between frontline movement organizations and funders that center movement strategies and democratic control of resources.

Movement Commons Innovation & Collective Action Lab

Justice Funders puts our values into practice through our Culture & Collective Action Lab. We partner with philanthropic and movement leaders to design, pilot, and scale both innovation and collective action that advance social movements.

Indigenous Honor & Land Taxes for Foundations

The Justice Funders office was originally located on the unceded land of the Lisjan Ohlone people. We have since become a national organization where staff reside on the lands of the: Lisjan Ohlone, Tamien Ohlone, Amah Mutsin, Ramaytush Ohlone, Tongva, Tiwa and Tewa, Paiute, Shoshone, Washoe, Jumanos, Coahuiltecan, Lipan Apache, Tonkawa, Shawnee, Cherokee, Catawba, Sugaree, Waxhaw, Anishinaabe, Ottowa, Potawatomi, Lenape, and Chumash peoples.

To move towards being in right relationship with Indigenous peoples, we encourage our philanthropies across the U.S. to learn whose land you are on, support your local Indigenous communities and pay land taxes where your staff, board of directors, and grantees, live and work. Paying Indigenous Honor & Land Taxes is one step in a long-term process of healing, action, and repair. Learn more about the Indigenous land you occupy at native-land.ca.

This year, Justice Funders is committed to paying the: