Emergent Fund 2021

The Emergent Fund was established by WDN and other partner networks immediately after the 2016 election to help move quick resources with no strings attached to communities that were and continue to be under attack by federal policies and priorities – immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, Black people, Indigenous communities, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color.

Emergent Fund’s grantees are doing power-building work that is responsive to the political moment and led by affected communities. The Fund has provided more than $6.6 million to over 400 groups and activists since 2017, and WDN remains a core funder of this critical work.

The Fund is governed by an Advisory Council made up of activists, donors, and donor advisors, with the majority being leaders of color who have experience working with communities threatened by the current political and social climate. The Advisory Council reviews applications to the Fund and authorizes grants on a frequent and rolling basis.

For more information about the Emergent Fund, visit: https://www.emergentfund.net/

If you'd like to give by check, please mail to WDN, PO Box 2930, San Francisco, CA 94126 with Emergent Fund in the memo.

For stock gifts, please email Angela Bottum at abottum@womendonors.org for the details on how to contribute stock.