Groundswell’s Rapid Response Fund:
fills a critical gap in the philanthropic landscape, fast funding to grassroots organizations in unexpected fights to protect and advance RJ. Attacks on reproductive justice have risen dramatically over the last decade and the lack of rapid response funding, particularly to community-rooted organizations led by people of color, has resulted in major policy defeats and missed opportunities to build and energize a pro-RJ base. Groundswell Fund supports more RJ organizations than any other funder in the country, making it uniquely equipped to deploy rapid response funds to organizers on the ground. The open lines of communication we have built across the movement enable us to assess quickly emerging threats and make strategic decisions about specific requests for funding.
An organization may apply for a Rapid Response Grant if it:
- Is facing a strategic new opportunity that is immediate, has a specific timeframe, and is aligned with Groundswell Fund’s approach and priorities;
- Is situated to respond effectively based on experience and existing conditions; and
- Has not received Rapid Response Fund resources within the previous 12 months.
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