Groundswell Announces New CEO

After a protracted leadership transition, Groundswell is thrilled to announce that Yamani Yansá Hernandez has become our permanent CEO, bringing over 25 years of experience in organizational development, executive leadership, and reproductive justice!

Meet Yamani

We center electoral organizing efforts led by women and trans people of color.

  • $3.7M in grants and capacity-building support moved to the grassroots in 2022
  • 98% of the money we move goes to women of color-led organizing
  • 52 organizations across 37 states received funding in 2022

When we started, we had a $50,000 grant and one staffer. Groundswell’s early-stage development is critical to creating more of us. The returns may not be immediate but when they pour in, they will be exponential and will transform our movement, creating new leaders and stronger women-of-color-led organizations. Tram Nguyen
Co-Director, New Virginia Majority