Our Goal

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation believes that reproductive rights and justice are crucial to gender and racial equity and are inextricably linked to economic, immigrant and climate justice.

Even prior to the over-ruling of Roe v. Wade in 2022, reproductive rights and justice have been drastically curtailed in many states across the U.S. for decades, particularly for marginalized groups, and were never accessible for many people based on racist policies and oppression. These rollbacks of reproductive access harm the health and well-being of women and gender-expansive people and exacerbate ingrained racial and economic inequities. The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation seeks to provide funding in order to both mitigate this threat and ensure that services continue to be available in our community.

Reproductive rights and justice benefit individuals of all genders and their families, and threats to these basic human rights affect the social and economic success of any society.

The ability to access birth control, family planning services, screenings for STIs, reproductive health services, and safe abortion is imperative to the health and well-being, as well as the economic opportunities, of people who may become pregnant.

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation looks for organizations that advocates for abortion and reproductive justice and seeks to protect abortion and contraceptive access. In addition, we look for organizations that address the marginalization of women, girls, and gender-expansive people of color, and the unique threats to reproductive control facing women in rural areas.

We prioritize organizations focused on advocacy for reproductive rights and justice, both locally and nationally. We accept applications from organizations in California, with a priority on Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

What We Look For

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation would like to support programs and initiatives that incorporate the following components through existing guidelines:

  • Program has a direct and explicit goal of advocating for maintaining and protecting reproductive rights and justice, and/or facilitating access to abortion services.
  • Inclusivity: Program access is not limited based on financial ability; programming is offered at little or no cost to participants, regardless of immigration status. We look for organizations that address the marginalization of women and gender-expansive individuals of color, and the unique threats to reproductive control facing women in rural areas.
  • We look for model, high-quality programs with a record of success.
  • There is a preference for applicant organizations for which women and gender-expansive individuals of color are the primary decision-makers.
  • There is a preference for applicant organizations that integrate gender equity into their personnel policies, such as robust parental leave, child care, flexible schedules, and relationship abuse workplace policies.

Please note: The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation is not afraid of the word feminism! We encourage you to openly discuss your intersectional feminist programming, goals, or approach.

To Apply

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Unsolicited proposals will not be accepted.