Ending Boom-Bust Funding

Quanita Toffie, Groundswell Action Fund's executive director, recently penned a piece titled To Counter Anti-Democracy Efforts, It’s Time to Invest in Florida Year-Round, which was published on MsMagazine.com. It calls for the end of boom-bust patterns for c4 funding, and focuses on Florida's authoritarian stronghold in America.


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

  • $2.9M in grants and capacity-building support moved to the grassroots in 2023
  • 98% of the money we move goes to women of color-led organizing
  • 49 organizations nationwide received funding in 2023

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