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Advocates Alliance

Advocates Alliance seeks to support organizations that challenge systemic barriers and lead positive change in areas that reflect PPNCSNJ’s mission by centering health equity and reproductive justice.

Scroll below to learn more about the program, its goals, and how to apply!

Centering Reproductive Justice & Health Equity

Developed by SisterSong, reproductive justice is defined as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent children in safe and sustainable communities.

Health equity is when every person has the opportunity to attain their full health potential, and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances. We encourage applicants to consider how these frameworks apply to their efforts.

Investing in BIPOC & Marginalized Communities

Advocates Alliance is about investing in community projects that serve the comprehensive needs of BIPOC and marginalized communities in pursuit of eliminating health disparities.

We are committed to providing care and resources that improve the lives and health outcomes of the communities we serve. We are proud to offer high-quality, affordable health care services and recognize that advancing reproductive justice and health equity includes, but is not limited to, sexual and reproductive health care.

Addressing Intersectional Systemic Barriers

The systemic barriers faced within communities of color are not singular. We aim to foster more diverse partnerships across areas including but not limited to healthcare, immigration justice, economic development, family and youth support, housing justice, food and nutrition security, violence prevention, rehabilitation, environmental justice, LGBTQ+ justice, etc.

We value the opportunity to work collaboratively toward dismantling structural inequality and achieving holistic well-being.

Interested in Applying for funding? Check out our eligibility requirements below!

Geographic Location

The organization or program must be focused in PPNCSNJ's service area, which covers 18 of New Jersey’s 21 counties (except Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties, which are served by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey).

Programming

The funding supports new or ongoing community partnerships and programs.

501(c)(3) Status

Organizations must have documented 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Operating Budget

Organizations must have an annual operating budget under $5 million.

Religious Affiliation

Organizations may have a religious affiliation, but the project seeking funding may not proselytize.

Restricted Use of Funds

Grants will not be given for reserve funds, debt retirement or operating deficits, indirect expenses unrelated to the project or program being funded, sponsorship of fundraising events, endowments, capital projects, political elections, or other requests that do not reflect the goals of this initiative.

Ready to Apply?

Please email your completed application and attachments by Friday, March 15, 2024, to [email protected]. By applying, you are certifying that you meet the eligibility requirements. Grants will be awarded by May 2024.

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About Advocates Alliance

With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), grants are funded by a unique initiative from the PPNCSNJ Board of Directors and administered through the leadership of the PPNCSNJ Advocates Alliance.