Birth Justice

Our Birth Justice Fund addresses alarming rates of poor infant and maternal health outcomes in communities of color by mobilizing donors and supporting strategies to make midwifery, doula care, and training accessible. Photo courtesy of Ancient Song.

2023 Impact

Groundswell’s giving looks different.

  • $183M in grants and capacity-building support have been moved to the grassroots since our inception in 2003
  • 90% of the money we move goes to women of color-led organizing
  • 258 organizations across 49 states and territories received funding in 2023

Grant Seekers

We are a channel into which individual donors and foundations can pour resources to reach vital work at the grassroots.

Donors and funders must continue supporting racial and social justice organizations. They must provide resources that build capacity, encourage risk, forgive mistakes, and celebrate small wins and milestones. Janette Robinson Flint, Executive Director
Black Women for Wellness, Groundswell grantee for over a decade