What We Fund
At Women Donors Network, we believe in a world where all people enjoy basic human rights and freedom from discrimination, violence, and oppression; where we are able to use environmental resources sustainably; and where all communities have equal access to economic opportunity.
United by a shared vision of justice and equity for all, our members invest their wealth, time, and talents together. We listen deeply to leaders and movements fighting injustice, move funds quickly, and foster creative strategies that advance systemic change. Through our collective giving initiatives, we’re changing the face of American politics, resourcing Black-led movements across the country, incubating new ideas, investing in women’s leadership, and mobilizing resources to support work that builds power. We prioritize funding for Black, Indigenous, and people of color-led and centered work, with a particular focus on women of color-led work. Read more about our initiatives and our funding below (2018 – present).
The Emergent Fund was founded by Women Donors Network, Solidaire, and other donor networks in the wake of the 2016 election. The Fund has provided more than $6.6 million to over 400 groups and activists since 2017, and WDN remains a core funder of this critical work. Visit the Emergent Fund website for more information or to apply for a grant.
Since 2015, the Jean Hardisty Initiative has been moving resources to Black-led movements that are making change in a huge array of issues in our country, with a long-term goal of eradicating structural inequality and eliminating the racialization of systems that uphold it.
Black Futures Lab
Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)
Black LGBTQIA + Migrant Project (BLMP)
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation
Black Lives Matter Support Fund
Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity (BOLD)
Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute
Black Youth Project 100 Education Fund (BYP100)
Black-Led Movement Fund (BLMF)
Center for Working Families, Bet On Us program
Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation (CCLT)
Dream Defenders Education Fund
Electoral Justice Project
Electoral Justice Voter Education Fund
Faith in Texas
Higher Heights Leadership Fund
Highlander Research and Education Center
Leaders Igniting Transformation Education Fund (LIT)
Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)
Movement for Black Lives Resource Table, Vision 2021 Plan
North Carolina BLOC (Black Leadership and Organizing Collective)
Political Research Associates Inc.
Southern Black Girls & Women’s Consortium
Springboard Education Fund
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund
United Front Campaign
We Dream in Black
Workers Center for Racial Justice
The Opportunity & Equality For All Impact Collective believes in a just economy where all people enjoy basic human rights and freedom from discrimination, violence, and oppression. Our goal is to ensure that all women workers – particularly those who are most vulnerable – are free from violence, and inequality in the workplace and have opportunities to succeed and thrive.
9 to 5 Colorado
9 to 5 Georgia
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
All* Above All
Collaborative Fund for Women’s Safety and Dignity
Equal Rights Advocates
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline
The Participation & Representation For All Impact Collective focuses on voter justice, a long-term vision to support communities that have been marginalized, expand the electorate, and remove barriers to participation so that everyone has a voice in our democracy.
ACLU Fund of Michigan
Arizona Advocacy Foundation
Arizona Coalition for Change (AZC4C)
Arizona Election Protection Coalition
CASA in Pennsylvania
Common Cause Education Fund
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Education Fund
Make the Road PA
The Reflective Democracy Campaign investigates and disrupts the demographics of power in the US. We fund and spearhead groundbreaking research and innovative efforts to achieve a democracy where women and people of color hold a fair share of power, and all Americans are represented in government.
The Safe & Sustainable Future For All Impact Collective is focused on building a healthy and sustainable planet, where all people and communities are equally protected from harm, including all forms of violence. Recognizing the centrality and intersection of women’s rights and environmental justice, we share a commitment to supporting women’s powerful leadership in this realm.
Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD)
Associação Indígena IWIPURÃGA
Climate Justice Alliance
Gender and Climate Justice Fund
Grassroots Global Justice
Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP)