The Afiya Center
For over 14 years, our annual evaluation of the Reproductive Justice (RJ) Movement has provided funders, grantmaking partners, donors, and the field with an overarching analysis of trends, challenges, and emerging issues. On June 23, 2022, the day before SCOTUS overturned Roe, Groundswell presented the 2021 findings along with an incredible panel of Groundswell grantees.
With Roe v. Wade overturned, philanthropy cannot be complacent or operate as if this is business as usual. Our models cannot prioritize incremental change. Our highest purpose is to unlock resources for the grassroots RJ leaders and organizations doing the most liberatory work, moving money quickly and flexibly to the field.
We are a channel into which individual donors and foundations can pour resources to reach vital work at the grassroots.
Uses donor outreach and matching grants to leverage and direct new resources to organizations that are led by women of color, low-income women, and transgender people and building an organized grassroots base of support for reproductive justice
Supports midwives, doulas, and birthworkers of color leading innovative direct service delivery, advocacy, and organizing efforts to make high-quality midwifery and doula care and training accessible to communities of color and low-income communities.
Provides the philanthropic community with a vehicle for deploying resources quickly and strategically to Reproductive Justice and social justice organizations during unexpected and critical campaign fights and key opportunities.
A joint project of Groundswell Fund and Groundswell Action Fund, the Liberation Fund supports the strongest grassroots organizing efforts led by women of color and transgender people of color across social justice sectors.
Groundswell Fund Builds Beyond with Adaptive Design Groundswell Fund invests in capacity-building across the movement and throughout the whole organization.
The Black Trans Fund is the first national fund in the country dedicated to uplifting, resourcing, and building the capacity of Black trans social justice leaders.