Groundswell Action Fund (GAF) provides a vehicle to aggregate the resources of individual donors and foundations to support the strongest electoral organizing and power-building efforts led by Black women, women of color, low-income women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming leaders of color across the Unites States
In election after election, exit polls demonstrate that of demographic groups, Black women are at the vanguard followed by women of color to consistently vote against regressive values and for progressive ones.
Yet, the multibillion-dollar progressive giving landscape still moves over 90% of its resources to organizations led by white men. So thorough is the shut out of Black women and women of color from electoral resources that when Groundswell Action Fund launched in 2017 with a $1M gift from an individual donor, we instantly became the largest fund in the country centering giving to Black women and women of color-led electoral organizing. Our modest grants easily became among the largest received by some of the premier women of color-led electoral organizing efforts in the country.
Founded by both staff and board leadership of women of color who have shared lived experience with our grantee partners, Groundswell Action Fund understands first-hand the needs and challenges our partners face. We are committed to an intersectional whole-person model signified by showing up for our partners with and beyond money in a collective commitment to build power to advance race, gender, and economic justice.