See us.Lift us.Fund us.2021 Impact Report

Our Liberation isBound Together.Groundswell Fund strengthens U.S. movements for reproductiveand social justice by resourcing intersectional grassrootsorganizing and centering the leadership of women of color –particularly those who are Black, Indigenous, and transgender.Revolutionizing PhilanthropyGroundswell models a remarkable kind of philanthropy – proving thatbuilding solidarity and beloved community across all lines of race, class,and gender is possible. We support U.S. movements for reproductiveand social justice in three ways:1. GrantmakingOur funding centers intersectional organizing and grassroots power building acrossa wide range of movements and the leadership of women of color (especially thosewho are Black, Indigenous and transgender). Our funding is almost always generalsupport, and is renewed over many years.2. Capacity BuildingFrom the Movement, for the MovementFor nearly 20 years, Groundswell has put intersectional grassroots organizing ledby women of color, including transgender and gender expansive people of color, atthe center of our giving. Today, we are one of the largest funders of women of colorled organizing in the U.S, and of the Reproductive Justice Movement. Our givinglooks different because of who we are: women of color and transgender and genderexpansive people of color who directly come out of community, labor, and electoralorganizing, and whose lived experience mirrors those of our grantees.We are one of the largest funders of women of color-led organizing in theUnited States and of the Reproductive Justice Movement.Investing in Social Justice MovementsFor groups who want to increase the impact of their organizing and voterengagement work, as well as strengthen themselves through Healing Justice andinfrastructure support, we offer an array of programs and resources, including ourIntegrated Voter Engagement Program and Grassroots Organizing Institute.3. Funder OrganizingWe work to transform philanthropy itself by organizing donors and funders. Throughthis work, we have inspired thousands of individual donors and scores of foundationsto increase their giving to racial and gender justice and to grassroots organizing. Ourhighest purpose is to unlock these resources and flank our movements, whether ornot those resources come through our Groundswell’s doors.Intersectional OrganizingSince 2003, Groundswell Fund and our sibling 501(c)(4) organization, GroundswellAction Fund, have partnered with thousands of individual donors and foundations tomove over 100 million to the field.Over the last two decades, we’ve built an irrigation system for social justicemovements – an essential channel into which donors and funders can pour resourcesto reach vital work at the grassroots.raceclassgenderdecolonizationThe Path Forward2021 was the second year of our Blueprint – a bold plan to move another 100 million( 80 million via Groundswell Fund and 20 million via Groundswell Action Fund) tothe field between 2020-2025. Our Blueprint is an invitation to donors and funders toteam with us in supporting movements on a larger scale.Intersectional organizing that uses a race, class, gender, and decolonization lens isthe most effective approach for both energizing a broad grassroots base of supportand blocking the use of wedge issues – such as abortion, transgender, and votingrights – to erode the rights of all people.

Positioned to Resource theBoldest and Most InnovativeAs needs and opportunities emerge in the field, and as more donors and funders look to Groundswellfor leadership, we are positioned to redirect significant resources to the boldest, most innovative,intersectional organizing led by women of color – particularly those who are Black, Indigenous,transgender, and gender-expansive.In 2021, after one of the most critical years in history for our country’s promise of democracy, theorganizing and advocacy work of women of color generally and Black women, in particular,was essential to protecting hard-won progressive victories amidst massive backlash to this progress.2020-2025 Blueprint Benchmarks:Strengthening the field and building power42%13%5%17%of funds moved toBlack women-ledorganizations in 2021of funds moved toIndigenous-ledorganizations in 2021of funds moved totransgender womenof color-led organizationsin 2021of funds moved totransgender andgender-expansivepeople of color-ledorganizations in 2021By 2025 investmentgoal is 40-45%By 2025 investmentgoal is 15%By 2025 investmentgoal is 12%By 2025 investmentgoal is 20%In 2021, Groundswell moved 13.4 million to 229 organizations across 49 states and territories.This includes 9 million in grants via our five Funds, and 4.4 million in capacity building support(including 2.9 million in capacity building grants) to organizations seeking to boost theirgrassroots organizing and integrated voter engagement impact.Groundswell’s 2021 Giving 13.1Mmoved to grassroots22949organizations receivedfundingstates and territorieshouse grantees“In this political moment, many of us don’t fully understandthe energy that is happening on the ground. ButGroundswell does because it has a long-term relationshipwith base organizations. A partnership with Groundswellcan help any funder to be more impactful.”– Guillermo QuinterosSenior Fellow and Director of the IRG Hub at Amalgamated Foundation

Groundswell’s FundsReproductive Justice Resistance to Abortion BansIn every major U.S. social justice movement, there are movementluminaries, bold enough to tackle the toughest fights of our timesimultaneously. Like bright flashlights, their leadership illuminatesthe path movements must take to win freedom for all people.Resources help them shine their lights brighter so more people cansee the way. Groundswell’s mission is to put resources into theirhands. We do this via our five Funds.After the passage of SB8, which bans abortion after six weeks and places a 10,000 bounty onanyone helping someone access abortion care, several Catalyst grantees sprang into action.Resourcing the Nation’s Strongest Reproductive Justice OrganizingThe Catalyst FundThe following grantees organized to protect access to abortion, which includes running abortionfunds in an increasingly anti-abortion climate: ARC-Southeast (Southeast region) National Network of Abortion Funds The West Fund (El Paso, TX), ACCESS Reproductive Justice (California) The Afiya Center (Dallas, TX)As we prepare for a post-Roe reality, abortion funding will remain a core strategy of RJ organizationsas they work to eliminate the policies and systemic barriers that make abortion funds necessary.Similarly, we saw mutual aid and healing justice become a core part of strengthening other RJorganizations’ base-building and leadership development programs.Established 2013Groundswell’s Catalyst Fund resources thestrongest reproductive justice (RJ) organizingled by women of color, low-income women, andtransgender people of color across the U.S.Supporting efforts that use grassrootsorganizing to advance RJ policy and systemschange, particular attention is paid toorganizations building cross-movementalliances between RJ efforts and other socialjustice organizations, such as labor unions,environmental, and economic justice groups.Centering efforts led by women of color, theCatalyst Fund also supports work led by lowincome white women and transgender people,who together make up the constituenciesthat experience the greatest reproductivehealth disparities and the largest barriers toreproductive freedom in the U.S.Preparation for a Post-Roe v Wade RealityBlack and Brown communities will be mostimpacted if abortion clinics close and if Roe vWade is overturned.In addition to advancing state-based andnational policy and litigation strategies, Catalystgrantees are identifying key solutions in thismoment that recognize that Roe is never trulysecured access to abortion care for womenof color, low-income, queer, transgender, andgender-expansive people.Photo Credit: Western States CenterSupporting What Is Just AsIsn’tAlwaysontheSameAutonomyAs SupportingWhat Is LegalAttacksBodilyIncreaseRJ organizations and Reproductive Healthcare providers risk legal jeopardy and costs thanks tobounty provisions like Texas’ SB8. We must create a world where we provide abortion care forourselves. Grantees are educating folks on self-managed abortion training, building practicalsupport networks to get people to neighboring states for abortion care, and training people to beabortion doulas. This is the exact type of work that could be deemed illegal in a post-Roe reality,and the same work essential to securing bodily autonomy.

Featured GranteesCatalyst FundThe Afiya CenterTrans Queer PuebloOrganizing For Abortion Access, VotingRights, and Birth JusticeMaking Mutual Aid and Healing JusticeCentral to RJ OrganizingLocated in Dallas, The Afiya Center unapologeticallyadvocates for reproductive justice, HIV issues, voting rights,and Black maternal health. The Afiya Center is one of the loudestvoices in Texas drawing connections between attacks on reproductivefreedom and attacks on voting rights by a legislature more interested insilencing the political voices of Black and Brown communities than in expanding Medicaid oraddressing Texas’ shameful ranking as one of the ten worst states for maternal mortality.An autonomous LGBTQ migrant organization, Trans Queer Pueblo, has increased its direct serviceand mutual aid work to support the self-determination, autonomy, wellbeing, and liberation of transand queer undocumented and documented migrants in Phoenix, AZ. In 2021, the organizationprovided mutual aid support to its members that went beyond monetary aid or services. Throughmutual aid programs and leadership development opportunities, the organization turns folks whocome to Trans Queer Pueblo for help today, into tomorrow’s empowered community warriors.The Afiya Center is opening a birth center for Black mamas and birthing people seeking culturallymatched doula and midwifery care. As a Black women-led organization, they are raising the issues ofabortion access, voting rights, and birth justice within multiple movements. These issues are critical forBlack communities and must not be seen as separate or used as wedges to divideand conquer.Each of Trans Queer Pueblo’s projects is framed around a cycle of power building, in which half ofthe goals are focused on mutual aid (including providing money, health clinic services, support fordetained immigrants, etc.) and the other half are focused on building community power. Duringthe pandemic, Trans Queer Pueblo’s self-governed healthcare clinic, Clínica Liberación, has been aself-sustaining outreach and base-building vehicle, helping the organization bring new communitymembers to bring into its reproductive justice organizing efforts.2021 Catalyst Fund Grantee ListA list of Catalyst Fund granteescan be found by visiting ourwebsite. You can filter a granteelist by fund, geography, issue,and strategy.2022 GoalWe will fund at least 60reproductive justice granteepartners. Join us in resourcing thestrongest Reproductive Justiceorganizing in the country.Photo Credits: The Afiya Center“Partnership with Groundswell has helped us facilitate the next stage of ourorganizational development and movement-building efforts as we scale up the networkwith paid staff, robust funding budgets, and the needed support to sustain this growth.In turn, abortion funds remain resilient, creative, vital community-based organizationsthat are also long-time practitioners of resource redistribution and mutual aid, havingbuilt together for nearly three decades.”– National Network of Abortion FundsCatalyst Fund 2021 Giving58organizations across thecountry and territoriesfunded in 2021 4.5MTotal amount fundedin 2021Photo Credit: Trans Queer Pueblo

Equity, Bodily Autonomy, and Self-DeterminationBirth Justice FundEstablished 2011“We understand that supporting the birthing parent and offeringloving, safe, culturally-matched care can improve the birthingexperience, a sense of belonging and connection to community,access to resources, and can have long-lasting effects on thewellness and wellbeing of the parent and the child.”– Alaska Native Birthworkers CommunityBy increasing access to culturally-matched birthing options,resourcing innovative models led by midwives, doulas, andbirth works of color, and supporting changes in policy aimedat improving perinatal health outcomes, our Birth JusticeFund works to eliminate disparities in pregnancy, birth, andpostpartum outcomes experienced by women of color, lowincome women, young women, and queer and transgender people.We celebrated the Birth Justice Fund’s 10-year anniversary by expanding its geographic reachto Arizona (Cihuapactli Collective) and Puerto Rico (Mujeres Ayudando Madres) in 2021. We’realso deepening investment in the Midwest with two new Black-led doula organizations (BirthingBeautiful Communities in Ohio and Jamaa Birth Village in Missouri) and investing more in nationalorganizations that have their roots in underfunded regions like the South.Featured GranteesBirth Justice FundBlack Mamas MatterWhite House Proclamation of Black Maternal Health WeekThis year, our grantees celebrated a historic milestone when The White House made the firstever proclamation recognizing Black Maternal Health Week – an initiative that was createdby Groundswell grantee Black Mamas Matter Alliance. Vice President Kamala Harris made thedeclaration on April 13, 2021.In addition, we saw the reintroduction of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act –landmark federal legislation that is the result of the hard work of Black women and people of color inthe birth justice movement, whose tireless organizing, expertise, andmovement building made theMomnibus possible.While we at Groundswell are excited about the visibility that national efforts bring to maternalhealth, we know that federal legislation can only do so much. The work continues for grassrootsleaders organizing at the state and local levels, where real change for birth justice happens.Elephant CircleColorado Passes HistoricBirth Equity PackageIn 2021, Birth Justice Fund grantee Elephant Circle successfully advocated for the introduction andpassage of Colorado’s landmark Birth Equity Bill Package. This momentous victory enhances humanrights protections during childbirth, supports equity in data and systems, and continues Colorado’sDirect-Entry Midwifery program so that midwifery care is more accessible and integrated into themedical system. The bill includes several intersectional protections for families, including ensuringfamilies do not face medical interventions without consent, increasing Medicaid coverage from twomonths to one year postpartum, and increasing data collection and transparency about race andethnicity disparities.Elephant Circle has been building relationships in Colorado for years and unapologetically went big,bold, and intersectional, getting over 40 partners, including unexpected allies, to sign on. By takingan intersectional and community-led approach to the policy-making process, Elephant Circle andother grassroots community organizations were seen as the true experts on the full package.2021 Birth Justice Grantee ListA list of Birth Justice Fund granteescan be found by visiting our website.You can filter a grantee list by fund,geography, issue, and strategy.2022 GoalWe will fund at least 28 Birth JusticeFund grantees. Join us in resourcingthe strongest Birth Justiceorganizing in the country.Birth Justice Fund’s 2021 Giving28organizations across thecountry and territoriesfunded in 2021 2MTotal amount fundedin 2021Photo Credit: Elephant Circle

“I wanted to make sure to sincerely thank you and the whole team atGroundswell for your amazing boost of support to MUA this year. Weare deeply grateful for your solidarity, which allowed us to continueexpanding our organizing and simultaneously respond to the needs ofour community during the ongoing pandemic.”Supporting the Pinnacle of Intersectional OrganizingLiberation FundEstablished 2016– Mujeres Unidas y ActivasThe Liberation Fund supports the strongestintersectional organizing by women of color andtransgender people of color across a diversity ofsocial change movements in the United States.Liberation Fund grantees are doing whole-persongrassroots organizing, advocacy, direct actionand/or integrated voter engagement totransform policy, institutions, and systems.Grantees have a highly engaged and growingmembership or constituency base that drives thework’s strategic direction.Elevating Indigenous Leadership and Wisdom to Address Climate CrisisLiberation Fund grants are awarded at therecommendation of the fund’s advisors –fourteen prominent women of color leadersfrom environmental, racial and economicjustice, immigrant, Native, Black Liberation, andtransgender rights movements.Native Movement continued to raise awareness of threats to the Arctic NationalWildlife Refuge and the inter-tribal partnership (Inupiat and Gwich’in,supported by many other Indigenous peoples) to stop Arctic oilextraction in 2021 following their 2020 “Global Day of Action AgainstArctic Oil Extraction” across the U.S., Canada, andin London.Featured GranteesNative MovementNative Movement maintains a media and grassroots presenceto amplify the Arctic Refuge’s importance to the rights ofIndigenous peoples. When lease sales were announced, theorganization was able to quickly organize another day of actionopposing the lease sales, which occurred in January 2021.Liberation FundCity Life / Vida UrbanaLifting up Housing Justice as Racial Justice in Hyde ParkIn May 2021, City Life/Vida Urbana (CL/VU) organized 100 members and allies who marched throughGeorgetowne Homes, a complex of 1,000 apartments in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood. The groupdemanded owner Beacon Properties drop over 100 nonpayment evictions they had filed in a single dayon Black and Brown households negatively impacted by the pandemic.Georgetown is just one of many such affordable buildings owned by Beacon, a company that routinelyforces tenants into court over trivial amounts, then coerces them to sign restrictive agreements asa condition of dropping evictions. CL/VU’s organizing, in tandem with a letter from legal partnersand in coordination with a HUD Tenants’ organizing group, successfully pressured Beacon to pausenonpayment evictions in all of their properties, and enter negotiations about changing their evictionpractices, which CL/VU believe violate Fair Housing law.Native Movement partners with Gwich’in and Inupiat peoples tobuild relationships. They also work with Indigenous partners at TheWilderness Society to support dialogues on what meaningful tribal landmanagement and protection could look like in the coastal plain.2021 Liberation Grantee ListA list of Liberation Fund granteescan be found by visiting our website.You can filter a grantee list by fund,geography, issue, and strategy.2022 GoalWe will fund at least 14 LiberationFund grantees. Join us in resourcingthe strongest Reproductive Justiceorganizing in the country.Liberation Fund’s 2021 Giving13organizations across thecountry and territoriesfunded in 2021 1MTotal amount fundedin 2021Photo Credit: City Life/Vida UrbanaPhoto Credit: Native Movement

An Innovative Model Resourcing the FrontlinesRapid Response FundEstablished 2016“We were able to increase national cultural and digital organizingstrategies uplifting Palestinian calls for the freedom to live in theirhomes with dignity. This grant was truly a gift to us in a moment ofcrisis and possibility. Thank you for your commitment to solidarityand freedom to the Palestinian people.”– Adalah Justice ProjectGroundswell’s Rapid Response Fund providesfast funding to grassroots organizations led bywomen of color, transgender and genderexpansive people of color, and low-incomepeople. Through it, grants are awarded in critical,but unexpected fights to protect and advancereproductive andsocial justice.Celebrating its five-year anniversary, the RapidResponse Fund has disbursed over 2.8 million ingrants to 307 grantees across the countryworking across multiple issues.Featured GranteesRapid ResponseWotakuye Mutual AidResponding to Hunger, Housing, andHealth Disparities in Indigenous AreasPhoto Credit: Wotakue Mutual AidThe Rapid ResponseFund was designed on afoundation of trust-based philanthropy, and thebelief that people living at the sharpest crosshairsof race, class, and gender injustice often have theclearest insight into systemic oppression and thebest solutions for dismantling it for all people.Read more about lessons learned over the lastfive years via an external retrospective analysisof the impacts of Rapid Response funding ongrantees; their allies and larger movements;and the success of their efforts to bring aboutsystems and societal change.In 2021, Rapid Response Fund granteeWotakuye Mutual Aid built out mutual aidinfrastructure, community disaster resilience,and food sovereignty and security, providingfood and other essential supplies to indigenousmembers in Rapid City, South Dakota.Led by Cheyenne River, Rosebud, and Oglalawomen working in South Dakota, Wokatuyestarted as a project of the HeSapa VoterInitiative to encourage Indigenous people to becivically engaged in elections.This effort has grown into a mutual aid modelthat is addressing dire needs in Indigenouscommunities during the COVID-19 crisis.Building on their organizing work, rapidresponse infrastructure is being created toaddress the hunger, housing, and healthdisparities in indigenous urban areas andthroughout the homelands of the OcetiSakowin indigenous peoples.Coalition for Black Trans Economic LiberationCommunity Care is Core to OrganizingThe Coalition for Black Trans Economic Liberation (CBTEL) was established by and for transgenderpeople and gender non-conforming people of color in Philadelphia during the COVID-19 crisis. Whilepreparing their headquarters as a hub for community building, CBTEL focused on mutual aid such asmonetary, physical, and material resources to Black transgender and gender-expansive people.CBTEL builds the infrastructure necessary for ongoing support incommunities to meet immediate survival needs, while alsobuilding infrastructure will make long-term organizing andadvocacy work sustainable. Their work is about buildingthe necessary infrastructure of ongoing support incommunities to meet the immediate survival needs whilealso creating infrastructure that will make long-termorganizing and advocacy work sustainable.2021 Rapid Response FundA list of Rapid Response Fundgrantees can be found by visitingour website. You can filter agrantee list by fund, geography,issue, and strategy.2022 GoalWe will award 700,000 to RapidResponse Fund grantees. Join us inresourcing the strongest grassrootsorganizing in the country.Rapid Response Fund’s 202185organizations across thecountry and territoriesfunded in 2021 820KTotal amount fundedin 2021Photo Credit: Coalition for Black Trans Econominc LIberation

A Groundbreaking Endeavor Centered in Joy and ResilienceBlack Trans FundEstablished 2020, incubated by GroundswellThe Black Trans Fund is a groundbreakingendeavor: the first national fund in the countrydedicated to uplifting, resourcing, and buildingthe capacity of Black trans social justiceleaders. Black Trans Fund grantees are effectiveand powerful organizations centered on Blacktrans joy and liberation. Black transgender,gender-expansive, and non-binary people leadfunded organizations, have budgets under 1million, and represent the vanguard and futureof Black trans-led movement building.Black trans people have been leading the fightfor liberation for decades, even when thosefights have not centered on valued Black transidentities. While there has been an increase indonor attention to Black-led work, it has yetto translate into significant gains in giving toBlack trans-led work, and even fewer Blacktrans people are directing the flow of resources.Built on the legacy of so many Black transfreedom fighters and led by and for Black transpeople who come out of movement organizing,Black Trans Fund embodies self-determinationin resourcing communities.Featured GranteesBlack Trans FundTransgender AdvocatesKnowledgeable EmpoweringEmpowering Trans Women of ColorBy meeting immediate community needsand organizing to combat discrimination andbuild political power, Transgender AdvocatesKnowledgeable Empowering (TAKE) ResourceCenter empowers trans women of color inBirmingham, Alabama.TAKE offers a range of services to supportmembers to heal from trauma and love eachother, including peer support groups, retreats,life coaching, a drop-in center, and a crisisfund.TAKE Resource Center’s transitionalhousing program expanded its services toprovide housing to those struggling withhousing insecurity due to discriminatoryhousing practices enabled by the Trumpadministration.Peer advocates within TAKE participatein know your rights education, trainingson workforce discrimination, and civicengagement strategies to build memberawareness of political issues impacting transAlabamians. TAKE is also a new grantee inGroundswell’s Integrated Voter EngagementProgram.Photo Credit: Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable EmpoweringThe Black Trans Prayer BookA Tool of Healing and AffirmationAn interfaith, multi-dimensional, artistic, and theological work that collects thestories, poems, prayers, meditation, spells, and incantations of Blacktrans and non-binary people, the Black Trans Prayer Book continuesthe historical legacy of spirituality legacy in the Black transcommunity. Black trans people face extreme spiritual, physical,and psychological violence. The Black Trans Prayer Book is atool of healing and affirmation centered on uplifting Blacktrans and non-binary people.The Black Trans Prayer Book creates social change for Blacktrans communities by addressing religion-based violence,giving participants and readers a space to heal from religiousanti-queer and anti-trans rhetoric, acknowledge and namethe trauma they experience, and demand accountability fromreligious institutions. In the future, the Black Trans Prayer Bookis working on a documentary film highlighting stories of Blacktrans faith leaders as they navigate complex relationships of faithand trans identities.2021 Black Trans Fund GranteeA list of Black Trans Fundgrantees can be found byvisiting our website. You canfilter a grantee list by fund,geography, issue, and strategy.2022 GoalWe will award at least 700,000in 2022. Join us in resourcing thestrongest Black trans organizingin the country.Black Trans Fund’s 2021 Giving46organizations across thecountry and territoriesfunded in 2021 600KTotal amount fundedin 2021Photo Credits: Black Trans Prayer Book

Increasing the Impact of Organizingand Voter Engagementforum attended by 83 participants, including tensenior leaders from WIH and Care New England(WIH’s parent health system), participantsprovided testimony highlighting inequitable andharmful treatment at WIH. As a result, WIH andCare New England representatives developedan action plan, including public reportingon progress.Groundswell’s Capabity Building ProgramsFor groups who want to increase the impact of their organizing and voter engagement work andstrengthen themselves through healing justice and infrastructure support, we offer an array ofprograms and resources, including our Integrated Voter Engagement Program (IVE) and GrassrootsOrganizing Institute (GOI).IVE and GOI grantees center on the needs of Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color theyserve, prioritizing food security, access to health care, housing security, and climate justice. Theirpolitical education and organizing of the community and voters engage people in more in-depthconversations around issues such as abortion access, comprehensive sex education, health careaccess, and reproductive care for women in prison.Featured GranteesCapacity BuildingIntegrated Voter Engagement GranteeSoutheast Asian Youth Leading the WayKhmer Girls in Action (KGA) is community-basedorganization led by Southeast Asian youngwomen whose mission is to build a progressiveand sustainable Long Beach community thatworks for gender, racial and economic justice.KGA also worked with the Long Beach HousingElement Coalition, to organize 100 communitymembers for key housing justice wins, includingtenants’ rights to legal counsel; dedicatedrental housing staff hired to support renters’SISTA FireBlack Feminism, Reproductive Justice,and Radical InclusionLaunching a five-part political education seriesgrounded in their foundational frameworks ofBlack Feminism and Reproductive Justice, SISTAFire evolved and grew into its values-alignedmembership framework. The past year broughtchallenges with the housing crisis, burnout,and continued COVID outbreaks. Healing andgrounding work became essential at everymeeting and support through mutual aid.Despite increased challenges, SISTA Firedeveloped a Black Maternal Health campaigncentered around Birth Justice and aimed at thepolicies and practices at Women and InfantsHospital (WIH). Through a virtual communityKhmer Girls in ActionIn 2021, KGA worked to pass a 1 millionbudget to support the Youth Strategic Plan, theculmination of five years of the Invest in YouthCampaign, which aims to increase and protectcommunity-based youth programs, particularlyin areas impacted by systemic racism, poverty,and gender-based issues.Grassroots Organizing Institute GranteeSISTA Fire was key in passing the Rhode IslandDoula Reimbursement Act. Through the Act,doula services are reimbursable by every RhodeIsland insurance and Medicaid plan, increasingaccess fofamilies and creating a pathwaytoward a living wage for working doulas. TheAct also raised the Medicaid reimbursement fordoula services from 800 to 1,500, the highestreimbursement rate

infrastructure support, we offer an array of programs and resources, including our Integrated Voter Engagement Program and Grassroots Organizing Institute. 3. Funder Organizing We work to transform philanthropy itself by organizing donors and funders. Through this work, we have inspired thousands of individual donors and scores of foundations