We are moving $1,000,000 to fund abortion through the new Collective Power Fund!
Housed at the National Network of Abortion Funds, the Collective Power Fund will distribute abortion funding to 28 member organizations across more than 20 states. Funding will be concentrated on the South and Midwest, where it’s often hardest to get an abortion.
Inaugural Collective Power Fund Cohort
Chicago Abortion Fund
Gateway Women’s Access Fund
Hoosier Abortion Fund
Women’s Medical Fund, Inc.
Holler Health Justice
DC Abortion Fund
Women’s Medical Fund (PA)
Clinic Access Support Network
Access Reproductive Care – Southeast, Inc.
Carolina Abortion Fund
Blue Ridge Abortion Fund
New Orleans Abortion Fund
Broward Women’s Emergency Fund, Inc.
Central Florida Women’s Emergency Fund
Kentucky Health Justice Network
Support Your Sistah Fund – Afiya Center
Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project
Texas Equal Access Fund
Fund Texas Choice
Abortion Fund of Arizona
Utah Abortion Fund
We spent the last year talking to callers, abortion funds, clinics, and other key stakeholders and learned what worked well and what could be better about how NNAF supported direct abortion funding. The Collective Power Fund is in direct response to what we learned.
We heard that funds and clinics desire a streamlined system for accessing extra money to cover the cost of an abortion in their state. We learned that people seeking support from abortion funds often cite calling their local fund as the best part of their abortion experience. Most of all, we heard the immense need for more money on the ground to pay for abortion — right now, at a time when abortion is still legal, abortion funds would need an additional $16 million to fill the current need for financial assistance.
Abortion funds are experts in helping people get their abortion. They are locally rooted. They’ve built trusted relationships with local clinics to best meet callers’ needs. That is why, with an average grant of $40,000, the Collective Power Fund will distribute $1 million to abortion funds this year to bolster their direct abortion funding budgets.
The Collective Power Fund is a means of redistributing wealth, power, and access to local abortion funds and the people who call them. It is a radical investment in community care. It’s a $1,000,000 commitment to building a future where all people have what they need to thrive.