Support vital abortion stigma busting efforts today!


Apply for our Bloom Grants!

The International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma (inroads) is thrilled to open its 2023 round of funding to support the care, resistance, and persistence of abortion stigma-busting groups worldwide leading vital efforts to co-create a future where people can access and experience abortion on their own terms.

The purpose of our Bloom Grants (from USD 1,000 to 5,000) is to support the ongoing work of your group: this could include organizational core needs, including healing, well-being, and community care needs, and ongoing, innovative stigma reduction projects or activities that can nourish the global abortion stigma-busting community.

Deadline to apply: August 16, 2023 at 9PM UTC.

Location: Abortion stigma exists in every country of the world, so our grants are open to abortion stigma-busting groups worldwide without any geographical restrictions.


Bloom Grants are small and flexible grants designed for abortion stigma-busting organizations and collectives that need funds to strengthen their core needs, including capacity, care, and organizational health, as well as project-based needs, or to cultivate an innovative abortion stigma reduction project.

The grants will range in size from USD 1,000 to 5,000 and will support up to 10 grassroots groups, organizations, and collectives working towards dismantling abortion stigma to build a world where abortion care is accessible, stigma-free, and centered around the needs of those who need it.


These Bloom Grants are aimed at grassroots members who are usually excluded from funding resources and who face multiple injustices in any country. To be eligible for this grants, you need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The lead applicant must be an inroads member as of July 16, 2023.
  • Organizations and groups do not need to be legally registered in their country to apply for this funding, just need to be an inroads member or have a lead applicant who is.
  • The groups applying must demonstrate that abortion stigma-busting, justice, and care work is a significant part of their mission and that the people doing the work have lived experiences and understanding of the various manifestations and systemic forms in which abortion stigma shows up.
  • Have a bank account that can receive wire transfers, or have a fiscal sponsor authorized to receive wire transfers.
  • Propose an effort or activities that can be completed or reported on by November 17, 2024. The work you are proposing specifically speaks to the purposes of this funding announcement.
  • You have an overall operational budget of less than $75,000/year, OR 80% or more of your organization’s annual budget goes to direct care or direct service work. Projects or initiatives placed within organizations that have more resources will only be eligible if the project is otherwise under-funded and is designed to nourish the abortion stigma busting community
  • You do not currently have an active grant from inroads, and you have not received more than 2 grants from inroads in the past.
  • As part of our core purpose to make our grant making processes more participatory, applicants will be invited to review the applications of other participants, as a part of the grant application process. This is key to the success of our round of grants, and applicants must agree to fully and meaningfully participate in the inroads participatory review process and review up to 5 other grant applications for this funding. We ask applicants to note that in the past, some remarkable applications have not been awarded grants because members failed to fulfill this requirement.
  • Applications must have sufficient detail about how their mission addresses abortion stigma directly.
  • Applications must propose realistic and feasible efforts for the proposed time frame and budget.
  • Applications must use non-stigmatizing language. For example, applications that shame or marginalize individuals, groups, or methods as a strategy will not be considered. For example, shaming or marginalizing individuals who use so called “traditional” or herbal methods for abortion in an attempt to promote safe methods of abortion are not appropriate projects for this fund


The application process will be carried out by completing and submitting the application form available here in English, French, and Spanish. Submissions are open until August 16, 2023 at 9PM UTC.

The application form has been designed to allow you to save your application before submitting it so you can work on your answers. To prepare for the application, we encouraged you to use the template form in EN,ES and FR. You can also review additional guidelines with information to keep at hand to apply here.


We are committed to reimagining traditional grantmaking practices so that our community can define and determine a resource distribution that is aligned with their vision, goals, context, and needs. After all, they are the experts, and it is our commitment to ensure they hold the power. Learn more about inroads participatory grantmaking practices here.

The Bloom grants have a participatory decision-making model that follows these steps: (1) Applications are screened for basic eligibility requirements by inroads staff; (2) Eligible applicants each participate in a review and rating process of all other eligible applications. (3) A due diligence process is completed by the grants team at inroads; and (4) Grantees are finalized and grants are awarded.

We plan to make award notifications by November 6, 2023. This may change if we receive more applications than anticipated.

Note: Participating in the review process of some of the other grant candidates is an essential step for candidates to be eligible for the grant themselves.


Application form opensJuly 17, 2023
Spaces for questions in the inroads Community Workspace (iCW)July 19, 2023
Proposal submission deadlineAugust 16, 2023, at 9PM UTC
Eligibility & fit reviewAugust 17-31, 2023
First selection & notificationsAugust 31 - September 7, 2023
Guidance and assignments for the participatory review processSeptember 15, 2023
Participatory review and selection September 15 - October 17, 2023
Due diligence & Award notificationsNovember 6, 2023 - November 16, 2023
Period of performance1 year*

*Kindly note that these grants performance period can be flexible and no-cost extensions are possible

Deadline to apply: August 16, 2023 at 9PM UTC.

For issues with the application form or for questions that cannot be answered by the guidance or grants page details, please contact with details and screenshots if possible. Please note that our office will be closed from August 7 to 13, so any emails will be answered on August 14-15.

Learn more about our mission, vision, values, and approaches here.