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 245 projects and supported over 150 teachers and 39 schools, totaling over $1.4 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 2023-2024 school and community grant period, JUSTIN will award up to $250,000 to local schools and non-profits in our community.

The 2023-2024 JUSTIN Community Grant application opens January 1st, 2024 at midnight PST and closes February 29th, 2024 at midnight 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
  • Youth Enrichment

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 2023-2024 grant application opens January 1, 2024 at midnight PST.

Please click here to register for an information session on Jan 9, 2024 11:00 AM PST.

Awards announced in April 2024.

How to Apply

Please click here to apply.

Have Questions?

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