Groundswell’s Rapid Response Fund provides fast funding to grassroots organizations led by women of color, trans people of color, and low-income women and trans people in critical, but unexpected, fights to protect and advance reproductive and social justice.
A multi-issue fund, our Rapid Response Fund supports organizations on the frontlines, defending the most vulnerable communities with timely, flexible grants with an emphasis on funding in states and communities where women of color, transgender people of color, and low-income women and trans people-led organizing is under-resourced.
How to Apply for Rapid Response Funding
If you’re interested in applying for Rapid Response funding, please 1) review the process and deadlines information; 2) review Groundswell’s definitions, and 3) take the criteria self-assessment.
Rapid Response Fund grant requests for 2020 may range from $5,000 to $25,000. On rare occasions, Groundswell may consider requests of up to $50,000, but only on a case-by-case basis.
Our staff will review your submission and reach out to schedule an intake call and may cancel your request if they conclude it is not a fit to RRF criteria. Intake calls must be completed by the application dates listed below to be considered for that month.
Groundswell’s grantmaking staff review the requests and may seek input from trusted stakeholders familiar with the region or issue.
Organizations are notified about their grant request on or around the 25thứ tự of each month.