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Higher Heights Leadership Fund
Studies show that electing women to office changes how government works. Black women leaders, in particular, tend to be more willing to confront entrenched power, author transformative legislation, and engage constituents.
Higher Heights Leadership Fund takes an end-to-end approach to increase Black women’s civic participation on local, state, and national levels. Its Senior Leadership Fellows Program prepares Black women to succeed in executive civic leadership and public office. Its #BlackWomenVote program amplifies voices of Black women leaders to mobilize Black women voters and provide them with the tools to organize their networks to elect more Black women candidates. Higher Heights then reports statistics on Black women’s civic engagement and political representation to find and fill gaps. Today, the number of Black women that hold public office—including in U.S. Congress and state legislatures—is larger than ever before, but there is still a long way to go to reach fair representation.
Our online database includes grants made by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund over the past five years.