Announcing our immediate impact grants for abortion access

July 25, 2022

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One week after the Supreme Court’s devastating reversal of Roe v. Wade, we announced a new Immediate Impact grant campaign. Over 125 grassroots and matching donors stepped up to fund these grants to organizations working to protect abortion access for Ohioans. The outpouring of support allowed us to more than triple the amount of grant funds to over $35,000.

For over 20 years, The Women’s Fund has invested in grantmaking, research, and advocacy focused on gender equity, and we’re continuing that legacy with these Immediate Impact grants. We are proud to be supporting these partners during this uncertain time:

Abortion Fund of Ohio (formerly Women Have Options-Ohio) – $15,000
30 years ago, Women’s Fund founder Emily Rutherford also helped start Women Have Options. Their extensive experience helping people access and afford abortions is more necessary than ever. Today, Abortion Fund of Ohio is ensuring that those who need abortions can access them by providing financial assistance to cover related costs including healthcare, transportation, childcare, and more.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio – $15,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio is a trusted source of reproductive healthcare for many Ohioans. Their clinics are now supporting patients who are navigating new restrictions on their access to basic healthcare. The organization is also a leading voice in the legal fight for reproductive rights.

Ohio Women’s Alliance – $5,462
Ohio Women’s Alliance is a statewide community organization that uses a reproductive justice lens to create a better Ohio for everyone. Through their advocacy and volunteer programs, including their partnership with Abortion Fund of Ohio, they mobilize thousands of individuals across the state who care about reproductive rights.

The Supreme Court’s decision to strip away abortion rights left millions of women, transgender, and nonbinary people scrambling to ensure their access to essential healthcare. Achieving gender equity means we must stand up for everyone’s basic rights, and we’re as committed as ever.

Match funds for this campaign were generously provided by Geben Communication, The Kitchen, McDougald Research, NorthAvenue Financial Advocates, and Zora’s House.