$380,000 to 6 Organizations Advancing Reproductive Justice

Photo: Puerto Rico Transgender Wellness Center

WDN’s Abortion Bridge Collaborative (ABC) Fund supports organizations that center reproductive justice in their mission, values, and work as they navigate this new rapidly changing landscape. Using an open, grantee-centered nominations network our Grantmaking Advisory Council seeks out organizations that:

  • Respond to the moment by meeting immediate needs or critical gaps in the existing abortion access ecosystem or by building needed foundational structures.
  • Serve and are informed by communities made more vulnerable by Roe’s reversal. 
  • Include BIPOC women, LGBTQIA+ folks, or youth in key leadership positions.
  • Prioritize community determination.
  • Implement elements that might disqualify them from institutional funding.
  • Are established and trusted within their region.

With our recent grants, we’re incredibly proud to support 6 new grantees engaging in the most critical work delivering abortion care, defending abortion access, and advancing reproductive justice.

$380,000 to 6 Organizations in the Field

  • Puerto Rico Transgender Wellness Center – $20,000
    • The Transgender Wellness Center is the only wellness center in Puerto Rico by and for transgender and nonbinary people. They provide a range of services for trans and nonbinary community members including financial and medical support for safe and just abortion. ABC’s grant will help fund this work and additional capacity-building training for staff. The Wellness Center is also a grantee of WDN’s Emergent Fund.
  • Amplify Georgia – $30,000
    • All but two of Georgia’s reproductive justice organizations operate within Atlanta metro boundaries, creating a gap in Georgia’s reproductive justice infrastructure. In order to seed a movement for reproductive justice throughout Georgia, Amplify Georgia is piloting a fellowship program that will organize Georgians outside of Atlanta who are directly impacted by reproductive oppression. ABC’s grant will support Amplify Georgia in providing stipends, supplies, and training for 10 of their organizing fellows.
  • Apiary for Practical Support – $100,000
    • Apiary for Practical Support was created out of a need to make space for practical support organizations to collaborate amidst the abortion access crisis. Practical support (assistance for transportation, lodging, childcare, and other logistics) has long been a cornerstone of abortion access. Apiary exists to bridge the gap between organizations that provide this support and other essential structures like healthcare providers and abortion funds. Apiary continues to grow, and ABC funding will help sustain its team and programs through the fiscal year.
  • Desert Star Institute for Family Planning – $70,000
    • Desert Star Institute for Family Planning trains abortion providers within a reproductive justice framework and organizes educational resources and programs that help people from marginalized communities exercise bodily autonomy. Programs are administered in partnership with the only solo Black woman-owned independent abortion clinic in the United States, Desert Star Family Planning in Phoenix. ABC funding will support Desert Star Institute’s capacity to continue delivering programs that create equitable access to reproductive care. Desert Star is also a grantee of WDN’s Emergent Fund.
  • Utah Abortion Fund – $30,000 
    • The Utah Abortion Fund is a team of three volunteers who provide financial and practical support to people seeking abortion-related healthcare in Utah and the intermountain west. Since Dobbs, the Fund has experienced unexpected demand, and new legislative threats in Utah could cause this demand to spike further. ABC’s grant will support them in deepening their work to ensure ongoing abortion access in Utah.
  • Anonymous Grantee – $130,000
    • For security reasons, this grantee has asked to remain anonymous. This women of color and LGBTQIA-led network provides hard-to-access, inclusive, and multi-lingual reproductive education and healthcare to birthing people in the Southeastern United States. ABC funding will help them maintain their two staff members and assist with operational costs. 

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Join us in closing gaps, building critical infrastructure, and laying the groundwork to ensure abortion is accessible now and always.

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