Narcos
Narcos

Naa Hammond

Naa Hammond

Program Officer

Naa Hammond is a Black, immigrant, queer, femme and a Program Officer with Groundswell Fund – a foundation that strengthens U.S. movements for reproductive and social justice by resourcing intersectional grassroots organizing that is led by women of color— particularly those who are Black, Indigenous, and Transgender. At Groundswell Fund, Naa leads the Catalyst Fund, which is focused on women of color who are organizing for reproductive justice, and the Birth Justice Fund, which is focused on eliminating pregnancy and birth outcome disparities faced by people of color through providing access to culturally relevant birthing options, advocacy, and support for midwives, doulas and other birthworkers of color. Prior to joining Groundswell, Naa worked in research and communications for Funders for LGBTQ Issues, an organization that works side-by-side with funders and movement organizations to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Naa was an advisory board member of Third Wave Fund for several years, where she helped to catalyze resources for youth-led gender justice movements. Naa currently serves on the board of Funders for Reproductive Equity, a network committed to bold and effective philanthropy for sexual liberation and reproductive health, rights and justice. Over the last decade, Naa has worked in development and grassroots fundraising with several organizations committed to gender, racial and economic justice, including FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice, Urban Justice Center, and Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Naa holds two B.As in ‘Social and Cultural Analysis’ and ‘Urban Design and Architecture Studies’ from New York University. She manifests her passion for transformative healing practices through work as a community herbalist and a doula-in-training. Naa was born and raised in Zimbabwe, as the child of proud Ghanaian immigrants. She now lives in New York City with her partner.