For nearly 20 years, Groundswell Fund has put intersectional grassroots organizing led by women of color, including transgender and gender expansive people of color, at the center of our giving. We have provided an essential irrigation system for social
justice movements – a channel into which individual donors and foundations can pour resources to reach vital work at the grassroots. In the process, we have modeled and manifested a remarkable kind of philanthropy.
With over a thousand individual donors and 40 national foundations giving into Groundswell; women of color and transgender and gender-expansive people of color who come out of grassroots organizing deciding where those resources go; and over 250 grantees led mostly by WOC and transgender and gender-expansive people of color receiving our support; Groundswell is proof that solidarity and beloved community across lines of race, class, and gender is indeed possible.
Building on our 17-year track record of success ($100M in grants and capacity-building moved to the field thus far), in December 2020, Groundswell launched our new 2020-2025 Blueprint to move $100M to the field (through our c3 and c4 entities) by 2025. The Blueprint offers a pathway for Groundswell to stay the course in our successful strategic direction and innovate in response to new learnings and the unique needs of this historic moment.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Reproductive Justice (RJ) Program Director is responsible for advancing Groundswell’s reproductive justice grantmaking strategy through our Catalyst Fund and for supporting key staff who lead our Birth Justice Fund and other grantmaking strategies.
Working closely with the Senior Director of Grantmaking, Program Officers, Program Associates, Senior Grants Manager, key consultants, grantmaking advisors, and other staff members, the RJ Program Director contributes to the design and implementation of Catalyst Fund grantmaking strategy, capacity building, evaluation, communications, and funder organizing. This includes taking a leadership role in being a spokesperson and fundraising for the Catalyst Fund and Groundswell’s other reproductive justice work.
HOW TO APPLY