When completing an ADVANCED SEARCH of proposals and organizations, what filters are available and what do they mean?

The following are available filters to search: 

  • Proposal Name
  • Organization Based In
  • Dedicated Focus Areas
  • Whether the organization is BIPOC-Led
  • Has been previously Funded on JustFund (Funders)
  • Urgent Need
  • Strategy
  • Communities Engaged
  • States Engaged
  • Metro Areas Engaged
  • Proposal Scope
  • Fiscally Sponsored
  • Regions Engages
  • Tax Status
  • Tax-ID
  • Funding Goal Range
  • Organization Budget Range 

Definitions* (Source NCFP Impact Vehicle and Structures - attached)

  • Public Charities (501c3): A public charity is designed to operate programs for the public benefit. The 1.4 million public charities in the United States are the organizations that most often come to your mind for gifts and grants. They range from local congregations to United Way Worldwide and from a large urban university to a rural wildlife sanctuary or domestic violence shelter. Donations to 501c3 organizations are tax-deductible and can be funded by Donor Advised Fund resources.
  • 501(c)(4)s: These are social welfare organizations such as local civic leagues and service clubs and national nonprofits such as the AARP and American Civil Liberties Union. Their primary purpose cannot be political campaigning on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. But, they can lobby without limitation. They rely on ongoing fundraising, primarily from individuals, businesses, and other nonprofits. Donations to 501c4's are not tax-deductible and cannot be funded by Donor Advised Funds.
  • Fiscal Sponsor*: A fiscal sponsor is a nonprofit organization that provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services to help build the capacity of charitable projects. Fiscal sponsors play a critical role for many small grassroots/movement organizatio

*JustFund uses NCFP’s definitions of tax statuses

*JustFund uses Council on Nonprofits definitions of fiscal sponsors

Funding Goal Minimum + Maximum: When setting up proposals, organizations identify the minimum and maximum goal for their project. Donors can use this filter to refine giving opportunities by considering their intended impact and funding.

Example: A donor wants to make one $25,000 donation to a values-aligned organization, and wants  to fully cover the cost. They would set the minimum to $0 and the max to $25,000 to ensure that their search results provided opportunities in alignment with that goal.

Budget Minimum + Maximum: Nonprofit organization budgets range substantially –  from $0 and all volunteer-run community entities into the millions. Donors interested in discovering certain-sized organizations can use this filter to surface relevant opportunities.