What We Fund

Together, WDN members make catalytic investments in innovative approaches to social change, while also investing bedrock money to lift the field and support movements. We help fill gaps in traditional philanthropy by seeking out opportunities and investments that can make a transformative difference. We use an intersectional lens — including race, class, gender, and sexual orientation — in everything we do.

We view our grantees as partners who we are constantly learning from and with. Our rapid-response grantmaking happens via The Emergent Fund, which has an open application process. Other than the Emergent Fund, we do not accept unsolicited proposals.

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Movement for Black Lives Leadership and Infrastructure

Movement for Black Lives District Attorney Accountability and Power Building Strategy

In Honor of Jean Hardisty

International Peace and Democracy

Fostering peace and justice through culture change work and women’s leadership.

Progressive Political Infrastructure

Strengthening our democracy through key investments in civic engagement and public policy development.

Reproductive Health

Reshaping the national conversation on reproductive justice. 

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