Apply for a grant
Abortion Conversation Projects offers personal support, expert resources, network connections and small seed grants to individuals and small grassroots groups for innovative projects. We encourage ideas that keep with ACP’s mission: To challenge the polarization that characterizes abortion conversation, lessen the stigmatization of abortion, and promote speaking and listening with empathy, dignity, and resilience about even the most difficult aspects of abortion.
Step 1. Read through the application to see if it's a good fit for your project idea. We are particularly interested in edgy, innovative and creative approaches to challenging and eradicating abortion stigma. We especially encourage projects that engage people on a grassroots level. We also encourage projects that support marginalized populations, communities of color, and/or regionally isolated areas that may experience increased stigma and call for unique approaches. We will consider small grants, less than $2500, for materials, mailings and other tangible expenses for projects in keeping with ACP's mission. Download the application.
Step 2. Learn more about abortion stigma by looking through our website. Make sure to check out our Grant Partners' projects for inspiration!
Step 3. Watch our webinar about planning your project. The Stigma Busting Project Planning video/slides is available in our Toolkit and we recommend viewing it before submitting your final proposal. Watch this webinar in the Grant Toolkit.
Step 4. Contact us about your idea. The ACP Board is committed to ongoing, collaborative engagement with our Grant Partners; we respect your project and want to give it the best possible support. In that spirit, we request each prospective grant applicant email us a brief description of your project idea and we will review it and let you know if it fits in with our parameters and capacity. If invited to apply you will have the chance to discuss your project with a member of the Board before submitting a final application. Email us through our Contact page or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is ACP's intention to create and support a 'stigma-busting' community. We connect with potential and funded Grant Partners on an on-going basis to offer our support and experience whenever it might be helpful. Our Board members bring connections, resources, mentoring and assistance in all areas, from project design to outreach for support and awareness to implementation and evaluation to possibilities for next steps and sustainability.
Our Seed Grant deadlines are July 1st and November 1st.
We look forward to hearing from you!