Groundswell Fund supports supports over 100 organizations across the United States in 47 states as well as Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. Our grantmaking focuses on bolstering and scaling organizations that are building a strong grassroots base to win policy and systems change as well as organizations that are reducing poor birthing outcomes by expanding access to community-based midwifery and doula care. We acknowledge that systems change takes time. Thus, the vast majority of our grants are for general support, and we commit to funding efficient and effective organizations over many years.* We award grants through four funds (below), and through our capacity building programs. Click icons below for more information on each fund.


CatalystThe Catalyst Fund 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 RJ.


Rapid-ResponseThe Rapid Response Fund provides the philanthropic community with a vehicle for deploying resources quickly and strategically to RJ organizations during unexpected and critical campaign fights and key opportunities.



The Birth Justice 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: a key strategy in addressing alarming rates of poor infant and maternal health outcomes in communities of color.


The Liberation Fund supports the strongest grassroots organizing efforts led by women of color and transgender people of color across social justice sectors.

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*Groundswell funds may not be used to cover indirect research costs