OVERVIEW: The Foundation for a Just Society advances the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQ people.
IP TAKE: This funder’s grantmaking invests in relationship building, transparency, and accountability. The foundation places less importance on measurable results and meeting “narrow grant mandates.”
PROFILE: In 2011, Audrey Simons and a group of like-minded women gathered to “achieve a simple yet ambitious vision: a world without discrimination.” The result of that meeting was the formation of the Foundation for a Just Society, which supports “the ecosystem of transformative movement.” Key grantmaking priorities include advancing the rights of marginalized women, girls, and LGBTQ people around the world. It also funds organizations that address racial justice, worker’s rights, reproductive justice, and immigrant rights.
Just Society awards grants to organizations that advance the rights of LGBTQ people. It provides both single and multi-year grants, which typically range from $10,000 to $250,000. LGBTQ grants are restricted to groups working in local communities across the U.S. Southeast. Just Society prioritizes organizations in Atlanta, Georgia, and New Orleans, Louisiana. The foundation also supports national organizations that work directly with southern-led establishments. Explore the foundation’s grants directory to learn more about its current and past grantees.
The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.
- Audrey Simons, Founder and President
- Jessica Hawrys Postrozny, Vice President
- Deidre Lee, Grants Manager