Just Health Fund

The Just Health Fund is a Tides Foundation grantmaking initiative that delivers critical resources to community leaders on the front lines of protecting, providing, and ensuring health equity for marginalized groups.  

Catalyze a Future of Health Equity and Opportunity

BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities still face discriminatory medical, financial, legal, and environmental barriers to health. Yet the health equity efforts they lead routinely lose out to national legacy organizations on funding. The erosion of healthcare access has only exacerbated existing inequities, posing a serious threat to the health of communities of color and LGBTQ+ people and putting countless lives at risk.

In partnership with legal experts, the Just Health Fund makes bold, well-informed grants toward community-led solutions. Just Health Fund grants advance many facets of health equity, from reproductive justice and LGBTQ+ rights to racial justice and mental health.

Help Fight for Health Equity

Tides strengthens the work of grassroots organizations to correct the historical healthcare inequities that harm BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.  

Our Goals

The bold support of mission-aligned funders will propel our fund by centering the leadership of marginalized communities to build communities where everyone has the opportunity to lead a healthy life. You can help us reach these goals: 

$2M in grants in 2024
$25K grants to support health equity work
20 grants to grassroots organizations that support reproductive justice
Read Our Fund Overview

Funding Priorities

We are committed to shifting power and resources to proximate leaders with the subject matter expertise, lived experience, and grassroots connections to create localized solutions to generational healthcare challenges.

  • Advancing Health Equity

    The health of marginalized people is in peril. Policies nationwide are increasingly criminalizing healthcare providers who serve them. The Just Health Fund works alongside legal experts to award bold, risk-aware, and responsive grants supporting culturally affirming care. Our current funding cycle focuses on reproductive justice. Our ultimate vision is to establish long-term support that breaks barriers to health equity by resourcing community leaders who work across health issues, including mental health, LGBTQ+ healthcare, and more.

  • Centering Community-Based Solutions

    Grassroots leaders have both deep knowledge about the healthcare system and intimate experience with the harmful discrimination that has deeply affected marginalized people for generations. The Just Health Fund partners with these changemakers to ensure they have the resources to continue critical community-based work.  

  • Strengthening Grantmaking That Centers Proximate Leaders

    Equipping more organizations to push for reproductive justice will help us make progress faster. The Just Health Fund strives to strengthen the work of reproductive justice and LGBTQ+ organizations that are actively grantmaking in this space.