This region is special because of the local individuals and groups that put in the time, energy, and passion to make a difference. We created the JUSTIN Community Grants program to support this great work. Since its launch in 2013, the JUSTIN Community Grants program has funded over 232 projects and supported over 151 teachers and 39 schools, totaling over $1.2 million dollars. Our focus is supporting local organizations that strive to make this community a better place to live, work, and raise families. This year we will be committing $250,000 to local schools and non-profits. 

For our 2022 school and community grant period, JUSTIN will award up to $250,000 to local schools and non-profits in our community.

The 2022-2023 JUSTIN Community Grant application opens January 1st, 2023 at 12am PST and closes February 17th, 2023 at 12am PST.


Successful applicants MUST

  • Demonstrate a commitment to making the rural communities of North County a more equitable place to live, work, and play

  • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, hospital, local government agency, or school (for individual classroom grants see below).

  • For individual teacher/classroom grants, click here to apply through DonorsChoose for a grant up to $2,000

Geographic Focus

JUSTIN Community Grants are going to support schools and non-profits who are improving North County communities.

Click on the map below to view the North
County boundaries marked by the green

Organizations based outside of this area
may apply as long as proposed projects
directly and exclusively benefit North
County communities.

Grant Criteria

JUSTIN Community Grants will support organizations working across all program areas, but we especially encourage initiatives that support:

  • Health and wellness
  • Recreation
  • Environmental education
  • Art
  • Social Services
  • COVID-19 recovery

Successful applicants will demonstrate community need and yield tangible and visible results. Funds are available for program development/expansion, innovation, small scale capital improvements,technology and equipment (please see FAQs for further details). We prefer to not fund general support through Community Grants.

Grant Amount

JUSTIN School and Community Grants will award a total of $250,000.

Grants can range from $1,000 to $50,000.


The 2022-2023 grant application is now closed.

Awards announced in April 2023

How to Apply

The 2022-2023 grant application is now closed.

Have Questions?

We invite you to check out our FAQs or email us at [email protected].