A project grant to Mujeres Unidas y Activas will support the research, capacity-building, civic engagement, and organizational development activities of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). NDWA advocates for workplace protections for the estimated 2.5 million domestic workers in the United States. Specifically, this grant will fund 1) the Strategy, Organizing and Leadership Capacity Building Program, which will provide resources and organizational development support for 30 local NDWA affiliates; 2) the dissemination of a national survey of domestic workers; and 3) the development of a business plan to diversify NDWA’s funding base and generate innovative sources of long-term support. Since its inception in 2007, NDWA has grown into an alliance of 33 local, membership-based organizations of nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers for the elderly. Member organizations are located in 17 cities and 11 states. NDWA’s staff and membership are reflective of the broader domestic work industry and are predominantly low-income immigrant women and women of color.
This grant was co-funded by the Deomcracry and Power Funder for a total grant of $300,000.