Building Power in BIPOC Communities

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

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Predicted deadline: Jul 9, 2022 (Letter of inquiry)

Grant amount: US $100,000 - US $1,000,000

Fields of work: Reproductive Rights Racial / Ethnic Justice & Rights

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Louisiana, Mississippi

Location of residency: Louisiana, Mississippi

990 Snapshot



The David and Lucile Packard Foundation aims to improve the lives of children, families, and communities, improve reproductive health and restore and protect our planet. Since 2014, the Foundation’s U.S. Reproductive Health Grantmaking has supported leaders and organizations in Louisiana and Mississippi to secure and expand access to sex education, quality contraception, and abortion care. This commitment to reproductive health and rights is guided by the belief that every individual has the right to live with dignity and have autonomy over their body and life.

RFP Purpose and Scope

We believe a truly intersectional progressive movement that advances racial justice is critical for people and communities to thrive—and that includes a robust and engaged base of supporters for gender equity and reproductive justice. The purpose of this one-time funding is to strengthen organizing in Mississippi and Louisiana among Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) communities; low-income communities; and/or rural communities. Gender equity and reproductive rights do not need to be the sole focus of the proposed work, however all projects must demonstrate a commitment to reproductive justice and to women, girls, and others who experience gender inequities.

Examples of the types of activities this funding could support include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing or receiving coaching with experts to help develop and implement an organizing work plan.
  • Infrastructure upgrades such as access to database systems that support organizing efforts.
  • Enhancing voter lists to focus work where it is most effective in reaching underrepresented communities.
  • Expanding work into new and rural places.
  • Testing innovative approaches (such as deep canvassing).
  • Evaluating proposed projects.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • All types of organizations (public, private, non-profit) are invited to submit a letter of inquiry.


  • We encourage multi-issue organizations and coalitions to apply.


  • Projects that stigmatize abortion will not be considered.
  • Please note that the Packard Foundation cannot provide grants directly to individuals. 


This page was last reviewed June 16, 2021 and last updated June 16, 2021