Leadership Fund

leadershipfund.jpgHigher Heights Leadership Fund 501(c) (3) is building a national civic engagement infrastructure and network to strengthen Black women’s leadership capacity.  Higher Heights Leadership Fund is investing in a long-term strategy to expand and support Black women’s leadership pipeline at all levels and strengthen their civic participation beyond just Election Day.


To elevate Black women’s voices to shape and advance progressive policies and to provide opportunities for these women leaders to build their leadership skills, through training programs, civic engagement, and networking opportunities.

What We Do

This work requires a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment to increase Black women’s leadership.  Higher Heights Leadership Fund is developing the foundation for four key components: capacity building, grassroots organizing, convenings, and research.

  1. Capacity Building – Develop a national network of Black women and other supporters.  Partner with other organizations on a variety of initiatives including but not limited to research, training, and convenings.
  2. Grassroots Organizing:  Educate and organize our members and allies to engage and participate in the public debate and social action to improve Black women’s civic participation and leadership.
  3. Research –Develop and publish research on Black women’s political leadership and electoral engagement.
  4. Convening – Host salon conversations, tele-townhalls and roundtable discussions focused on harnessing Black women’s political power and leadership potential.