I think that part of what prevents donors from trusting and being in real relationship with the people that we ‘want to help’ is that fear of connection or anxiety about it. And if I can communicate what a gift it is to work through that fear and connect anyway… that would be the most valuable legacy, because from there ... the world is open.KAREN GROVE The Grove Foundation, Groundswell Fund Board Member
Meet the Vanguard of the Movement
Groundswell Fund supports over 200 organizations across the U.S. in 49 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, and through our capacity-building programs.
Learn more about the funds and the organizations in our most recent dockets below.
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.
Black Trans Fund
Supports Black transgender, gender non-conforming (TGNC), and non-binary communities to build power towards collective liberation.
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.
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 Response Fund
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.