Groundswell Fund

  • December 31, 2020

Groundswell Fund supports a stronger, more effective U.S. movement for reproductive justice by mobilizing new funding and capacity-building resources to grassroots organizing and policy change efforts led by low-income women, women of color, and transgender people.

Groundswell provides grants through the following funds:

The Rapid Response Fund
This Fund seeks to meet unforeseen needs and opportunities in the struggle to advance and defend social and reproductive justice organizing by women of color and trans people of color.

Grants of up to $5,000 are provided to organizations on the front lines, with emphasis on funding in states and communities where women of color, transgender people of color, and low-income women and trans people-led organizing is under-resourced.  

The Catalyst Fund
This Fund uses donor outreach and matching grants to support organizations that are led by women of color, low-income women, and transgender people and are building an organized grassroots base of support for reproductive justice.

Particular attention is paid to organizations building cross-movement alliances between reproductive justice efforts and other social justice organizations, including labor, environmental, and economic justice.

Types of support include general operating support, capacity building, and project support. Grants range from $20,000 to $200,000.

The Birth Justice Fund
This Fund supports organizing, advocacy, and direct service delivery efforts to make high-quality midwifery and doula care and training accessible to women of color and low-income women.

Types of support include general operating support, capacity building, and project support. Grants range from $5,000 to $40,000.


Application guidelines for the Rapid Response Fund are available on the Groundswell website. Note: Proposals for the Catalyst Fund and the Birth Justice Fund are by invitation only. However, interested organizations are encouraged to contact Groundswell by email with a brief summary of their work and, when appropriate, staff will schedule a call to discuss.

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