Law and Justice Funders Network

The Law and Justice Funders Network (LJFN) is a collective of philanthropic trusts, foundations and private donors with a shared interest in informed, strategic funding in law and justice issues. It began meeting in late 2013, co-convened by the Reichstein Foundation and the Victoria Law Foundation.

In early 2017, LJFN reviewed its first 4 years of activities and affirmed its commitment to continue meeting and to explore the potential for some Network members to coordinate their funding to support significant community initiatives. From this, a number of funders within LJFN contributed to a 0.2EFT position to guide and support the network to develop informed, coordinated and strategic funding collaborations. Rachael Hambleton is the inaugural LJFN Project Manager.

As of 2020 there are 42 individual members from 24 organisations (trusts, foundations, law firms, corporates and individual donors).

If you are a funder looking to get involved in the LJFN please email Rachael on

Photo: Supreme Court in Melbourne in 2017

Photo: Supreme Court in Melbourne in 2017