Responding to Urgent Threats

CGRE’s Opportunity Fund allows us to quickly invest in organizations so they can respond to urgent threats in real time.

Organizations across the country find themselves in defense mode as challenges to gender, reproductive, and racial equity grow rapidly.

In the wake of a multitude of threats, we provide funding to grantee partners so they can take direct action and support their communities in the ways they know best.

Organizations receive funding to support their on-the-ground efforts to protect and advance equity.

Rapid Response Funding for the National Women’s Law Center

CGRE is proud to provide rapid response funding to the National Women’s Law Center in support of the Abortion Access Legal Defense Fund. This fund, created in the wake of Dobbs v. Jackson, will support those caught up in this current legal chaos because they sought abortion care or helped someone else obtain an abortion. This grant supports CGRE’s priority to respond to time-sensitive defensive or proactive legal challenges that may have an outsized impact on gender, reproductive, and racial equity priorities.

“We have risen to meet the skyrocketing demand for our one-of-a-kind services for people experiencing a range of reproductive oppressions and state violence. With rapid response funding from the Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity, the Repro Legal Defense Fund has supported over two dozen clients with pretrial release funds, legal fees, and holistic case support. We also expanded our scope beyond self-managed abortion to serve clinic-based and tele-health abortion seekers, providers, and people who help others obtain these forms of abortion care." If/When/How

Support from the Opportunity Fund is made by invitation only. We are grateful to our grantee partners who navigate the current environment and provide critical leadership in the pursuit of gender, reproductive, and racial equity.