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Member of the Board of Directors


West Fund believes that the safety of our communities depends on our collective ability to support, uplift, and empower each other by sharing knowledge, sharing resources, and prioritizing mutual aid. Through grassroots organizing, political education, and educational programming centering young people such as the Fronterizx Community Project, we hope to engage our community in having meaningful conversations and ending the shame and stigma surrounding reproductive care and abortion access. We believe that we can best serve our community by connecting community members to holistic care and full spectrum healthcare resources, stewarding opportunities for skill sharing, and providing direct services. 
We continue to work towards our vision daily, remain steadfast to our mission, and align our values in all that we do.

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The Board will support the work of West Fund and provide mission-based leadership and strategic guidance. While day-to-day operations are led by the Team Manager and other staff, the staff-board relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the Team Manager and appropriate staff based on expertise

  • Approving West Fund’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities

  • Assisting the Team Manager and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members

  • Serving on committees or working groups and taking on special projects as able

  • Representing West Fund in community and partner spaces

  • Staying up to date with the current landscape of abortion access and reproductive justice

  • Holding West Fund accountable to its vision, mission, values, and community


Each board member should identify a fundraising goal every year that feels doable for them. This can be reached by participating in team fundraising events, independent fundraising, or sustained donations if their means allow.

Specialty Skills

Specialty skills are any prior skills and knowledge named by the board member that they hope to contribute to West Fund. This can include, for example:

  • Healing practices

  • Experience working with youth

  • Knowledge and experience with finances

  • Social media

  • Community organizing

  • etc.

Board terms/

West Fund’s Board Members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held once every two months.
Board members will also be invited to participate in monthly team meetings, annual strategic retreats, and public-facing events as they are able.


Ideal candidates will have some of the following qualifications:

  • Passionate about reproductive justice, abortion access, mutual aid, and abolition:

  • Can prioritize a few hours a month to board responsibilities

  • 18+ Over

  • Is representative of the communities we center in our work

  • Skilled at building and maintaining relationships and networks that prioritize community care

  • Desire to develop own skills as pertains to RJ

  • Experience in working collectively for shared goals

  • Experience in money management and budgeting


Per Texas law, service on West Fund’s Board of Directors is without pay. West Fund offers the following benefits available to board members:

  • A yearly $600 self-care stipend to promote care practices

  • Travel costs covered for anything West Fund related

  • Professional development budget + investment in leadership

  • Wage compensation for missed hours if time off is needed to attend retreats or meetings

  • Support for reproductive care

  • Financial support for child care

  • Community building and political home

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