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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Advance Native Political Leadership
Brady & Peavey
Center for Technology & Civic Life
Colleen Loper
Councilwoman (film)
Dr. Paru Shah research grant
European Women’s Lobby
FairVote
Michigan United
National Legislators Conference
Oakland Rising

Pathway Project
Public Leadership Institute
Purcell Public Affairs
Restaurant Opportunities Center United
TargetSmart
Texas Organizing Project “Growing the Cadre of Women to Serve & Organize”
Trio Strategies
Women Organizing Women Network

Movement for Black Lives Leadership and Infrastructure

Black Youth Project 100
Black Futures Lab
BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity)
National Domestic Workers Alliance: We Dream in Black Initiative

Movement for Black Lives District Attorney Accountability and Power Building Strategy

BLMHTX (Black Lives Matter Houston Texas)
Electoral Justice Project
Springboard Partners/James Rucker: Police Union Accountability Pilot Project

In Honor of Jean Hardisty

Political Research Associates

International Peace and Democracy

Fostering peace and justice through culture change work and women’s leadership.
Just Vision / Naila And The Uprising
Just Vision / Local Call
New Israel Fund
3P Human Security
Mina’s List
Peace and Security Funders Group
Women’s Regional Network

Progressive Political Infrastructure

Strengthening our democracy through key investments in civic engagement and public policy development.
Brennan Center For Justice
Common Cause
Gamechanger Labs

Reproductive Health

Reshaping the national conversation on reproductive justice. 
Groundswell Fund
Take Root / University of Oklahoma Foundation
Trapped (film)
UltraViolet

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