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About


About JUST

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About


About JUST

JUST Core Values

  • Community: Be and do more together
  • Action: Learn by doing, do to learn more
  • Trust: Start with a fundamental belief in people
  • Respect: Embrace our differences
  • Accountability: Value and be responsible to opportunity
  • Inclusive: Create products, services and experiences adapted to the local community
  • Sustainability: Create and quantify value for all stakeholders

JUST invests in hard-working, low-income entrepreneurs to create a more financially resilient America. Our mission is to create entrepreneur leaders to build stronger businesses and more connected communities.  JUST is developing a trust network that continues to evolve with the needs of our Members to offer new, more and better products and services.  

Formed in January of 2016, JUST is led by Steve Wanta the former Global Program Director for Whole Planet Foundation. Steve spent over a decade overseeing a global portfolio of microfinance programs. Joining Steve as founding board members are Bill Wood and Andy White. Bill has over thirty years of experience in venture capital as co-founder of Austin Ventures and the founder of Silverton Partners. Both venture capital firms have focused on funding and building new businesses. An attorney by training, Andy has considerable experience in the structuring of non-profits and their operations.

 

Team


Our Team

Team


Our Team

Staff

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Steve Wanta

Cofounder and CEO

Former head of programs for Whole Planet Foundation and Peace Corps Volunteer, Steve believes firmly in bottom-up development. 

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ivonne salinas

Community Director

A gifted facilitator, Ivonne loves working with and serving the community. As a former client of Compartamos, she knows the JUST Member well.

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Erika Ortiz

Program Manager

As a former banker and financial coach, Erika's previous experiences provide key insights into the design of the JUST program.

Board Members

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Bill Wood

Cofounder and Board Member

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Andy white

Cofounder and Board Member

STEVE WANTA

Cofounder and Board Member

Community Partners


Community Partners

Community Partners


Community Partners

Complete list coming soon!

 

Foundation Communities

Foundation Communities has been a collaborator since JUST was first formed. The partnership connects at all levels of both organizations and has found a number of mutually beneficial ways to work together. 

 
 

Contact us about becoming a community partner.