The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation believes that reproductive rights and reproductive justice are crucial to women’s equality and are inextricably linked to economic justice.
Reproductive rights and justice benefit men, women and families, and threats to these basic human rights affect the social and economic success of any society.
“In 2010 (the most recent year for which comprehensive data are available), family planning services funded by public programs (like Medicaid and Title X) saved taxpayers $13.6 billion. In 2010 alone, publicly funded family planning services helped women prevent more than 2 million unintended pregnancies.2 Without these services, rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion in the U.S. would each have been 68% higher.”
The ability to access birth control, family planning services, screenings for STIs, reproductive health services, and safe abortion is imperative to women’s health and well-being, and their economic opportunities.
Reproductive rights and justice in the United States are currently being threatened, which threatens economic justice. 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.
The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation looks for organizations that advocate to protect reproductive rights and justice. In addition, we look for organizations that address the marginalization of women and girls of color, and the unique threats to reproductive control facing women in rural areas.
During the first year, we will prioritize organizations focused on advocacy for reproductive rights and justice, both locally and nationally. We will 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:
Please note: The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation is not afraid of the word feminism! We encourage you to openly discuss your feminist programming, goals, or approach.
Unsolicited LOIs will not be accepted.