We Just Directed $2.4M to 27 Movement Organizations

In our most recent round of grants, we sent $2.4M to 27 organizations dedicated to creating safer, healthier, and more just communities for all. This latest round of support maintains our commitment to existing partnerships, explores new catalytic opportunities, and meaningfully backs a wide ecosystem of change-builders.  $600k to Black-Led Movements and Community Safety Jean […]

As Reproductive Justice Organizations Chart Stormy Waters, ABC Sends $320K to the Field

April 11, 2023 /

Today, patients who need an abortion must face a rapidly changing and complex legal landscape and potentially juggle high costs and extensive travel just to obtain basic health care. Providers must operate amidst constantly shifting laws, and states with access are overwhelmed with patients in need of care. This moment requires creativity, flexibility, and fast […]

Texas Ruling & What You Can Do

April 10, 2023 /

Since Roe v. Wade ended, much of the battle over legal abortion has focused on access to medication abortion pills. Opponents of abortion have long wanted to block the use of mifepristone not only in states with abortion bans but also nationwide. Today they got their wish. The result is a current legal quagmire, with […]

Grassroots Organizations Activate Their Communities in Advance of Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

March 30, 2023 /

We are almost to election day for the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. Tomorrow, April 4, voters will decide who will fill the seventh supreme court seat vacated by conservative Justice Patience Roggensack. Because it currently stands 4-3 conservatives to progressives, whoever is elected will determine the court’s ideological leaning. The Wisconsin Supreme Court has been […]

ABC Funds the First Women of Color-Led, Employee-Owned Abortion Clinic in the U.S.

March 10, 2023 /

Valley Abortion Group (VAG) is a women of color-led group of local providers opening a clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico that will focus on providing patient-centered abortion care later in pregnancy.  Providing Abortion Care in Late Stage Alaska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Colorado, Vermont, and Oregon are the six states where abortion is technically legal […]

“We Can’t Go Away” Alabama Clinic Continues to Provide Critical Care Post-Roe

March 3, 2023 /

There haven’t been any active abortion clinics in Alabama since June 24, 2022. Alabama is a trigger state so a near-total abortion ban went into effect hours after the reversal of Roe v. Wade, forcing Alabama’s three independent abortion providers to close their doors or reinvent themselves. Reproductive health clinic West Alabama Women’s Center is […]

The Movement-Member-Staff Partnership That Sparked WDN’s First Series on Reparations

March 3, 2023 /

In 2022 WDN’s Jean Hardisty Initiative hosted its first-ever series on reparations in partnership with Liberation Ventures, Groundswell Fund, and the Fund for Nonviolence. How this dynamic, informative, and inspiring learning series came to be is a story unto itself. Our Programs & Initiatives Manager Summer Migliori Soto (she/they) joined us to share the journey […]

Small Towns, Big Promise: Organizing Local Arizona

February 10, 2023 /

The gaps in local political infrastructure in her home county of Pinal, Arizona became apparent to Natali Fierros-Bock when she joined her first legislative district meeting. She quickly stepped up as their Chair and a couple of years down the line went on to run for office together with her future co-founder Pablo Correa. Balancing their […]

Supporting Black-Led Movements: An Alternative to Inequitable Funding

February 6, 2023 /

Dr. Jean Hardisty was a writer, scholar, public speaker, activist, and member of WDN for 21 years. Self-described as a “baby boomer who grew up in a genteel, white, upper-middle-class Southern family, went to the right boarding school, and attended the right cotillions,” Jean radically departed from her conservative roots and dedicated herself to fighting […]

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Funding Where Democracy-Building, Grassroots Power, and Reproductive Rights Intersect

How do we continue sustaining long-term strategies and capacity-building while meeting the needs of the moment? In our final funding round for 2022, we granted $300,000 to three organizations at the intersection of civic empowerment, grassroots base-building, and reproductive rights (either because they have a reproductive justice strategy or because they’re building progressive power within […]

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