Leadership Grant: GFG and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award $375,000 to Grassroots Organizations

Leadership Grant Award Recipients

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Global Foundation for Girls (GFG) Family Fund, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, awards $375,000 to grassroots organizations to implement caregiver and family leadership projects

Twenty (20) grassroots U.S.-based family organizations, caregiver groups, and organizations that support parent and/or family leadership have received grant awards of $10,000 – $50,000 from the Global Foundation for Girls Family Fund to implement projects that empower caregivers, family leadership groups, and individuals who engage with families to enhance their capacity and knowledge in areas directly relevant to their work. 

Awarded organizations and groups demonstrated a proven track record of leading family programming in their communities, or working with parenting groups dedicated to developing innovative family, caregiving, and parenting policies, programs, and resources for BIPOC populations.

Recipients of the grant possess knowledge of the importance of incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion, intersectionality, power analysis, and anti-racist principles throughout their organizations; the capacity to engage in community activism and organizing for issues relevant to birthing people, caregivers of children, and families in the community; and experience collaborating with community members who are most impacted by issues related to parenting and family justice, and who have been traditionally marginalized in these spaces.

About Global Foundation for Girls (GFG)

Global Foundation for Girls (GFG) is a Black Female Youth led intermediary that serves girls, gender-fluid youth, and birthing persons of color. We work to support BIPOC-led grassroots organizations through funding opportunities, training, and technical assistance. Our core issues of focus are: racial justice, birth justice, gender-based violence, and responding to children in crisis.

The GFG Family Fund provides support to grassroots organizations and parenting groups, with a focus on supporting family stabilization, establishing familial support for girls/youth who have been in crisis, and parent groups and families who engage in community activism and organizing for issues relevant to their family and communities. 

Global Foundation for Girls grantmaking focuses on bolstering and scaling community, youth and infant & maternal health organizations that are building a strong grassroots base to respond to the needs of women and children of color and children in crisis. We also support organizations that are reducing poor birthing outcomes by expanding access to community-based midwifery and doula care and engaging in birth justice advocacy. 

For more information about Global Foundation for Girls grant opportunities, programs, or to join our Global Girls Network, please visit globalfoundationforgirls.org or register here

GFG Caregiver & Family Leadership Grant Recipients

Black Californians United for Early Care & Education

Black Mamas ATX Community Collective

Black Mamas Village

Beauty Marks for Girls 

Families for Justice Healing

Identify Your Dream

Leaders for Equality and Action in Dayton (LEAD)

Luz de Atabey Midwifery Project (LAMP)

Make it Work Nevada

Midwest Academy

Milk Like Mine

Monarch Midwives


Parents Engaging Parents  

Perinatal Health Equity Initiative 

Reaching & Educating for Community Hope RECH Foundation (RECH)

Shades of Blue Project 

Southern Birth Justice Network

SPACEs in Action

Workers Center for Racial Justice (WCRJ)