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Q: Am I allowed to nominate my own organization or do nominations have to come from community members?

A: Organization leaders/members are welcome to nominate their own organization(s).

Q: I’m a current BWF grantee partner. Can I nominate my organization for the 2023 Movement Building grants?

A: Yes, current (and previous) BWF grantee partners that fit this year’s criteria are encouraged to nominate themselves!


Q: Are the 2023 Movement Building grants restricted to specific uses?

A: No, the Movement Building grants are unrestricted funds that can be used for general operating expenses, special projects, etc. 

Q: What does the rest of the application process look like?

A: BWF will continue to remove the application burden on organizations looking for Movement Building funding. The nomination form closes on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. After this, the Allocations Committee will reach out to nominated organizations that fit this year’s criteria to schedule conversations in February and March 2023. The Committee will speak with a leader from the nominated organization and two community members/references and use these conversations (along with their own research) to draft applications for nominated organizations. The Allocations Committee will then distribute the applications and meet to form a consensus on the awardees of the 2023 Movement Building grants. The awardees will be notified in late-April 2023.

Q: How is BWF defining Reproductive Justice?

A: BWF looks to the language of organizations on the ground doing Reproductive Justice work in their communities. SisterSong defines Reproductive Justice as “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.” 

Reproductive Justice is a framework, movement, and personal embodied value that holds intersectionality and human rights at its center. SisterSong adds:


  • “It’s about more than just abortion. While abortion access is critical, women and gender-expansive people of color also often have difficulty accessing: contraception, comprehensive sex education, STI prevention and care, alternative birth options, adequate prenatal and pregnancy care, domestic violence assistance, adequate wages to support our families, safe homes, and so much more.

  • To achieve Reproductive Justice, we must analyze power systems, address governmental responsibility, address intersecting oppressions, center the most marginalized – the communities most impacted by lack of access to resources and full human rights, and join together across issues and identities. Reproductive politics in the US are based on gendered, sexualized, and racialized acts of dominance that occur on a daily basis. Reproductive Justice works to understand and eradicate these nuanced dynamics. The intersectionality of Reproductive Justice is both an opportunity and a call to come together as one movement with the power to win freedom for all oppressed people.”


Q: Can I nominate an organization for 2023 Movement Building grants even if they aren’t doing Reproductive Justice work?

A: Reproductive Justice work is necessary to be eligible for 2023 Movement Building grants. BWF and the Allocations Committee will not move forward with nominated organizations that do not fit this or other listed criteria.


Q: What cities/towns constitute the Greater Boston area?



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