A New World is Rising

Groundswell Action Fund was founded by women of color on a simple but revolutionary premise … those most excluded from democracy should be at the center of transforming it.

Our Blueprint

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

  • $9.7M in grants have been moved to the grassroots since our inception in 2017
  • 98% of the money we move goes to women of color-led organizing
  • 48 organizations across 49 states and territories received funding in 2021

Statement Regarding Roe v. Wade

With Roe v. Wade overturned, philanthropy cannot be complacent or operate as if this is business as usual. Our models cannot prioritize incremental change. Our highest purpose is to unlock resources for the grassroots RJ leaders and organizations doing the most liberatory work, moving money quickly and flexibly to the field.

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Grantee Spotlight

Meet Our Grantees

TRAM NGUYEN
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