Leadership Grant Highlights

Transformative Leadership

We believe that the most effective leaders focus not only on strategizing, organizing, and campaigning, but also on personal relationships. Success in creating a more just and sustainable world will require emotional authenticity in addition to intellectual analysis, and the courage to lead morally, as well as politically. The leaders (and the institutions that support them) with whom we will engage are driven by a strong sense of social purpose and have a searing passion for making a difference. As leaders, they are able to craft and communicate a compelling vision of the future, translate that vision into clear strategies and achievable goals, build community, and adapt flexibly to shifting contexts for their work. They take risks. Not only do they respect and embrace diverse voices, they are also able to work across boundaries to find agreement around shared goals.

A description of grants we have made this year in Leadership can be found below.  Read about what we support for more information.

2020 Grants
350.org General Support $375,000/5 years
350.org is growing a global climate movement to keep global warming below 1.5° with a just and equitable transition away from fossil fuels and a renewable energy future for all. 350.org works to inspire, train, and mobilize people to join a broad and diverse climate movement that challenges the systems that lead to catastrophic climate change and brings the world closer to our vision of a just and sustainable future. 350.org’s network believes in a sustainable future where people power promotes and maintains a healthy environment and builds a society that is just, prosperous, and equitable in a changing climate.


350.org Green Economic Stimulus Advocacy $5,000
350.org, Avaaz, Greenpeace, and Fridays for the Future are placing a full-page sign-on letter in the Financial Times. As countries around the world figure out how to respond to the current economic crisis, they are calling for safeguards to ensure that these opportunities for economic overhaul are used to build fairer, more resilient, more sustainable, and more internationalist systems and economies. A small rapid-response grant will go toward the cost of buying the ad space.


Advocates for Youth General Support $100,000/2 years
Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth. Advocates believes it can best serve the field, and ultimately have the largest impact on improving youth sexual health and rights, by working in partnership with youth and their adult allies, including youth-serving institutions, to shift the cultural paradigm in which we live from one that too often stigmatizes youth and youth sexual development to one that embraces youth as partners and recognizes sexuality as normal and healthy.


All* Above All / New Venture Fund General Support $375,000/5 years
All* Above All is a campaign that seeks to unite organizations and individuals to build public support for lifting the insurance bans that deny abortion coverage. Its fundamental values are safe, accessible, and affordable abortion care for everyone. The campaign’s core strategies and activities reflect a vision of a bold future that includes unapologetic and proactive policies, as well as a culture shift toward acceptance and inclusivity of everyone’s personal health care decisions. All* Above All launched over six years ago and is currently the only campaign led by women of color that is mobilizing to repeal the Hyde Amendment and advance reproductive justice. Over 130 organizations nationwide have signed on to its efforts.


Alliance for Youth Organizing General Support $225,000/3 years
The Alliance for Youth Organizing supports and scales the work of local organizations that are building a movement of young people, by young people, for all people. Over the course of a three-year grant, the Alliance will grow and strengthen a network of local youth power-building organizations focused on advancing nonpartisan youth voter engagement and issue advocacy, building year-round local and state-based infrastructure, and creating lasting means of civic participation for all young people.


Alliance for Youth Organizing General Support $75,000
The Alliance for Youth Organizing supports and scales the work of local organizations, building a movement of young people, by young people, for all people. A supplemental grant will support the Alliance to grow and strengthen a network of local youth power building organizations focused on advancing nonpartisan youth voter engagement and issue advocacy, building year-round local and state-based infrastructure, and creating lasting means of civic participation for all young people.


Auburn Seminary Midweek Motivational Moments $15,000
As the COVID-19 pandemic drives increased chaos and uncertainty, Auburn Seminary is launching a new initiative to support the healing and resilience of organizers, activists, and faith leaders in this unprecedented time. “Midweek Motivational Moments” will be digital gathering spaces to address our immediate need for connection, encouragement, and practical resources. This new initiative is in partnership with Faith Matters Network, a Womanist-led organization that equips faith leaders, community organizers, and activists—primarily people of color—with resources for connection and spiritual sustainability and accompaniment.


Auburn Theological Seminary General Support $225,000/3 years
Leaders of faith and moral courage have guided social change throughout our nation’s history, from the abolition of slavery and the fight for Civil Rights to the struggle against gun violence and global warming. A three-year grant will invest in Auburn Theological Seminary’s work to identify and strengthen leaders—from the pulpit to the public square—to build communities, bridge divides, pursue justice, and heal the world.


Bold Alliance / Bold Education Fund General Support $50,000
For the better part of a decade, Bold Education Fund has been working to protect the land and water from risky fossil fuel pipelines, leading by example with its work to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and offering technical and strategic assistance to other regions through a Pipeline Fighter Hub. With a deep belief in the power of “small but mighty,” Bold’s team focuses on lifting up rural communities in traditional climate change fights and bringing to the table the stories and voices of farmers, ranchers, fisher folk, Tribal Nations and other frontline communities that often get left out of the debate and yet are the ones who carry the risks of the pipelines. Bold has an intense focus on rural communities and ending the abuse of eminent domain for private gain.


Borealis Philanthropies Black-Led Movement Fund $75,000
Borealis Philanthropy's Black-Led Movement Fund (BLMF) exists to move funds to national and local groups working for racial justice, funding for the long-term and taking advantage of "movement moments" to advance the work. Borealis staff coordinates directly with the national Movement for Black Lives infrastructure to ensure that the pooled fund is in service to its organizing and policy goals. The BLMF provides a mixture of unrestricted, rapid response, and capacity-building grants.
BVM Capacity-Building Institute General Support $50,000
The goal of the Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. The Institute seeks to achieve its goals with the following 5 core beliefs in mind: that the key to effective civic engagement and community power is understanding, respecting and supporting local infrastructure; that Black voters matter year-round, not just on Election Day; that Black voters matter everywhere, including rural counties and smaller cities/towns that are often ignored by candidates, elected officials, and the media; and that the leadership, talent, and commitment demonstrated by Black women in particular must receive recognition and investment.


Climate Justice Alliance Build Frontline Mutual Support & Resiliency in COVID-19 Crisis $10,000
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Climate Justice Alliance is raising $3M to regrant to its frontline partners to meet the immediate needs of those most in crisis, and to fund national organizing using this political opening to advance a Just Transition.


Common Defense / Commonwealth Foundation General Support $225,000/3 years
Common Defense is a national organization of progressive US military veterans fighting to preserve the core American values they swore to uphold. Through grassroots campaigns, its members serve on the front lines of struggles for justice in order to champion a truly equitable and representative democracy. Common Defense invests in the leadership of its members through the Veterans Organizing Institute (VOI), a nonpartisan training program that trains cohorts of 30-40 veterans from around the country to be grassroots organizers within their communities.


Common Future General Support $50,000
Common Future is a network of leaders (re)building an economy that includes everyone. Common Future works toward an audacious vision for a new economy that works for all and extracts from none. Common Future works with philanthropy, impact investors, and local business leaders to move capital into local communities, with initiatives ranging from making capital more accessible for Black entrepreneurs to developing new models of shared governance over community development. In response to the pandemic and anti-police uprisings, Common Future has begun to make re-grants to support Black-led organizations working to build wealth and economic equity in Black communities and has already moved more than $750,000.


Confluence Philanthropy Social Equity Programming $30,000
Confluence Philanthropy is a global, membership-based, private investor network serving foundations, family offices, high-net individuals, and their investment advisors. Representing $3.5 trillion in assets under advisement, Confluence is a well-recognized brand within certain circles, often touted as serving the progressive vanguard of values-based investors committed to building a new economy. Since its founding, Confluence has been committed to promoting social and racial equity in the field of values-aligned investing. This has included economic justice, racial equity, gender equity, LGBT rights and the rights of Indigenous Peoples. A one-time grant will support three equity-focused initiatives under Confluence’s new strategic direction: the Racial Equity Initiative, Women’s Leadership Initiative, and the Rainmakers Investment Collaborative.


Council on Foreign Relations Women and Foreign Policy Program $100,000/2 years
The Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) will continue its highly successful Project on Women, Peace, and Security, leveraging CFR’s role as a preeminent nonpartisan foreign policy think tank to elevate the women, peace, and security agenda and advise on its implementation.


Criterion Institute General Support $150,000/3 years
For close to a decade, the Criterion Institute has been at the forefront of the emergent field of gender lens investing and has played a central role in defining the field and catalyzing the involvement of thousands of people in the space. Criterion convenes diverse finance professionals and gender experts, hosts workshops, develops tools and resources, and engages institutions to have broader conversations about the intersection of gender and financial systems, pushing beyond a focus on the number of women in corporate leadership positions to move transformative measures. As the field of gender lens investing gains momentum, Criterion is working to ensure the field stays focused on influencing the fundamental power dynamics at play within financial systems and building the capacity of more diverse organizations to engage in the field. This is the second year of a three-year grant.


Demos General Support $225,000/3 years
Demos is a dynamic “think-and-do” tank that powers the movement for a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy. Through cutting-edge policy research, inspiring litigation, and deep relationships with grassroots organizations, Demos champions solutions that will create a democracy and economy rooted in racial equity. Demos’ work is guided by three goals: to achieve true democracy by reducing the role of money in politics, amplifying the voice of the people, and guaranteeing the right to vote; to build pathways to ensure a diverse, expanded middle class in a new, sustainable economy; and to create progressive change with the partnership and leadership of on-the-ground organizations based in communities of color.


Foreign Policy Interrupted General Support $30,000
Foreign Policy Interrupted is focused on enriching foreign policy and getting to better and faster solutions to world challenges. It is a brain trust of and a platform for foreign policy experts who happen to be women. Since 2014, FPI has focused on identifying and lifting up female foreign policy experts in traditionally male dominated focus areas, such as national security, nuclear war, cyber, science, and defense. Understanding that the media shapes attitudes and perspectives—and that the dominance of white men in the media as reporters, sources, and experts is a barrier to women’s career advancement and to finding the best foreign policy solutions—FPI provides women experts with media training and raises their visibility.


Forward Together General Support $375,000/5 years
Forward Together’s mission is to unite communities to win rights, recognition, and resources for all families. For over 30 years, Forward Together has fought to dismantle the ways society marginalizes us based on race, sexuality and gender. Forward Together’s core work has always been to advance reproductive justice, recognizing that racism, sexism, and homophobia impact one’s ability to exercise bodily autonomy. As one of the largest women of color-led organizations in the country, Forward Together transforms culture and policy to work for all of us nationwide. Through civic engagement, movement building, and culture-shift, Forward Together activates its base in key states and nationally on the following issues: expanding healthcare access, including abortion, to those who are most often denied access; prioritizing behavioral healthcare and economic opportunity over incarceration; and ensuring that policy and culture recognize all families, whether related by blood or affinity.


GALvanize USA General Support $75,000
GALvanize is a nonpartisan voter engagement organization building women’s political confidence and agency. GALvanize develops online and offline strategies aimed at educating, persuading, and supporting women to vote in line with their values to advance progress for all. Its strategies include working within communities, using the bottom-up tactics of relational organizing to meet people where they are; holding two-way, values-based conversations that leverage innovative organizing strategies, such as deep canvassing, to foster meaningful engagement across audiences; and using technology and digital media to connect with and support communities of women in new ways.


Gamechanger Labs / Movement Strategy Center Movement Resource Project General Support $300,000/3 years
Movement Resource Project (MRP) uses sophisticated strategies of grassroots organizing and capacity building to invest in local organizations doing cutting-edge work in vulnerable communities. MRP focuses on organizations whose work is rooted in furthering racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice, as well as building the leadership and engagement of LGBTQI persons, immigrants, youth, and people of color. MRP increases the scale and speed of its partners’ power-building by leveraging its unique role as both a donor advisor and field-building platform, investing millions of new dollars into organizing and civic engagement that is often otherwise ignored. MRP’s team makes strategic grants, gives technical assistance, matches organizations with those who can help build their capacities, and provides innovation and incubation services for emerging local and issue-based organizing across the country.
GenderSmart Investing General Support $30,000
GenderSmart is a global initiative dedicated to unlocking gender-smart capital at scale. We do this by building the capacity and connectivity of gender finance investment influencers and thought leaders, intermediaries, and experts. Our work revolves around a clear bias for action, shared learning, and dialogue; it is only in unison that we can unlock the thriving, just, and equitable world we all know is possible. We amplify the field's successes and innovations, challenge static thinking, and hold each other accountable. A one-time grant will support emergent work on racial justice in impact investing and the Gender and Climate Working Group.


GenderSmart Investing / Impact Assets GenderSmart Investing Summit $20,000
The GenderSmart Investing Summit is an invite-only forum that brings together 350 thought leaders and game changers from a range of backgrounds to drive collaborative dialogue and leverage our collective capacity to unlock barriers to deploying capital in a gender-smart way. Some join with a primary focus on gender equality, some focus on the power of women making markets. Some have a primary commitment to issues such as the climate crisis, education, health, or human rights. All share a common belief that together, we can move more global gender-smart capital more strategically, and spark real and lasting change. A one-time grant will support five scholarships for women of color delegates at the 2020 GenderSmart Investing Summit and will help to launch the Climate & Gender Finance Working


Global Philanthropy Project / Community Initiatives Anti-Gender Ideology Convening $30,000
Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) will coordinate a virtual summit focused on grantmaker responses to the worldwide “anti-gender” movement and related global anti-rights agenda. This four-month series of events will provide an opportunity for grantmakers to develop shared analysis, strategy, and collaboration across multiple interconnected grantmaking issue areas.


Indivisible Civics General Support $150,000/3 years
Indivisible Civics is a fired-up grassroots movement of more than 5,000 groups nationwide dedicated to taking action and igniting change within their local communities. Indivisible Civics supports civic engagement and leadership development for local Indivisible groups by offering trainings, facilitating regional group coordination, building partnerships, and demystifying federal and state policy processes.


International Center for Research on Women General Support, Policy and Advocacy Department $225,000/3 years
Over the next three years, the International Center for Research on Women’s Policy and Advocacy team will conduct thought leadership, policy analysis and coalition advocacy on feminist foreign policy, women, peace and security, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and women’s economic equality. This includes engagement at upcoming global and national key moments for women’s human rights issues, such as the upcoming twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Women’s Conference in September 2020; the twentieth anniversary celebrations of UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security at the United Nations in October 2020; the Generation Equality Forum in early 2021; the swearing in of a new Congress and potentially a new US Administration in January 2021; and associated events. Working collaboratively with leading global and national voices in calling for a more just, equitable and peaceful world, ICRW will identify what the US role in creating a more feminist future should be.


Louisiana Bucket Brigade General Support $25,000
Since its founding in 2000, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade has used grassroots action to create sustainable neighborhoods free from industrial pollution and hasten the transition from fossil fuels. LBB works alongside communities that neighbor the state's oil refineries, chemical plants, and other petrochemical infrastructure. Its current partner is RISE St. James, an organization led by African American women whose homes and ancestral land in St. James Parish have been targeted to become a petrochemical industrial zone. Louisiana Bucket Brigade and its partners are key members of the coalition to end the petrochemical industry's destruction of St. James.


MADRE COVID-19 Crisis Response $15,000
This public health crisis has only amplified the need to redistribute resources, restructure society, and create long-term solutions that prioritize the true needs of all people. To confront militarized and anti-democratic responses to the coronavirus pandemic, MADRE is joining anti-militarist and feminist organizations, activists, and academics in calling for a Feminist Foreign Policy to Confront the Coronavirus Pandemic. A rapid-response grant is supporting MADRE to advance a larger conversation to redefine our sense of “national security” using the framework of a feminist foreign policy for peace and justice.


Movement Generation / Movement Strategy Center General Support $375,000/5 years
Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project (MG) inspires and engages in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture, rooted in vibrant social movements led by low-income communities and communities of color that are committed to a just transition away from profit and pollution and towards healthy, resilient, and life-affirming local economies. MG conducts political education, facilitates strategy sessions, disseminates curriculum and tools, and shifts narrative towards a just transition from extractive to regenerative economy. MG is bridging the gap between our current social movement strategies and the scale of the emerging ecological crisis: through political education and strategy frameworks, cultural strategy, and movement building, the collective supports movements in harnessing the shocks and directing the slides towards the shifts needed for economic transformation.


National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice General Support $375,000/5 years
The mission of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice (formerly National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health) is to build Latina power to guarantee the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity, and justice. The Latina Institute elevates Latina leaders, mobilizes their families and communities, transforms cultural narratives, and catalyzes policy change. Its vision is to co-create a society where Latinas/xs are able to activate their power to make decisions about their health, bodies, sexuality, and families. The Latina Institute will support an expansive movement of Latina/x activists and leaders across the country to increase abortion access and affordability, advance the rights of immigrant women, and eliminate reproductive health disparities using community power building, policy change, and culture shift strategies. This year, the Latina Institute will implement improved power building strategies and structures for its state-based networks in its key states of FL, NY, TX, and VA, and engage activists across the country who are not in proximity of its state networks."


New America General Support, New Models of Policy Change Project $15,000
A small grant will provide additional organizational capacity for the New Models of Policy Change Project at New America.


New Venture Fund Trusted Elections Fund $75,000
The Trusted Elections Fund is a pooled fund supporting preparations for, and responses to, high-risk threats to the integrity of the 2020 US election. A grant will support both proactive election preparation and rapid-response efforts through January.
Online Progressive Engagement Network / NEO Philanthropy General Support $225,000/3 years
The Online Progressive Engagement Network (OPEN) is the association of the world’s leading national, progressive, digital grassroots campaign organizations. OPEN was founded in 2013 by five organizations to connect member organizations and activists to pool their voices, time, and actions to make their nations and the world more sustainable, inclusive, peaceful, democratic, equal, and fair. It now has 19 member organizations in as many countries. By fostering trust in this global community of campaigners, technologists and organizers, OPEN has created a one-of-a-kind space for expertise to rapidly cross borders. From kids being released from Australian detention camps and the first pro-LGBT ad campaign in India to a grassroots Green New Deal movement in Canada and the fight for equitable access to mobile data in South Africa, OPEN members and the activists who power them are transforming everyday people’s lives for the better, campaign by campaign.


Pentagon Budget Campaign / Fund for Constitutional Government General Support $10,000
A rapid-response grant will support the Pentagon Budget Campaign’s messaging work in response to the COVID-19 crisis, producing analysis, op-eds, and policy statements showing that the bloated budget at the Pentagon isn’t able to address the largest threats to our collective wellbeing and national security.


People’s Action Institute General Support $375,000/5 years
People’s Action Institute (PAI) is one of the largest multiracial people’s organizations in the country, comprising 44 powerful local and state-level member organizations, 600 local staff in 30 states, and one million grassroots leaders. PAI invests in building state and local power and aligns local and state member organizations around a visionary long-term agenda for racial, climate, and economic justice. PAI drives coordinated campaigns on a range of interconnected issues—including climate, health care, housing, economic justice, and the future of workers—that win real change in people’s lives and also shape an economy and democracy that work for all of us. The network organizes and moves people in large numbers to build a bigger “we” through its issue campaigns and civic engagement, using base-building, leadership development and training, non-violent direct action, and large-scale grassroots and netroots action to shape policy solutions and advance racial and economic equity.


Piper Fund / Proteus Fund General Support $500,000/5 years
The vision of Piper Fund (a donor collaborative of Proteus Fund) is a healthy democracy that works for everyone. Piper joins foundations and individuals in setting and implementing a national strategy aimed at protecting US democracy. It is also a national leader in addressing the influence of special interests on US democracy, defending and promoting judicial independence, and protecting the right to protest. Piper’s team identifies opportunities to achieve reform; convenes the fields to share knowledge, create alliances and set strategy; collaborates with advocates and funders; and builds a vibrant democracy that lifts all voices and gives everyone equal access to the levers of government. As a grantmaker, Piper identifies trends, assesses solutions based on the assets of the field, builds infrastructure to fill gaps, and mobilizes national partners and donors in supporting efforts to protect democracy and advance reforms that build power for underrepresented communities.


re:power Fund General Support $100,000/2 years
Founded in 2003 as Wellstone Action Fund and rebranded in 2018, re:power Fund is the progressive movement’s largest capacity-building and training organization, with over 100,000 alumni and 250 partner organizations. The organization’s team of organizers, strategists, and technologists is dedicated to building transformative political power with communities of color. re:power’s work is tied to the belief that by partnering with individuals, organizations, and coalitions across the country, they can uncover leaders within communities to create radical change.


State Democracy Project General Support $40,000
The State Democracy Project (SDP) is working closely with election administrators to ensure a high-turnout, inclusive election despite the COVID-19 pandemic, providing funding and other resources to support the expansion and success of vote-by-mail as allowed by law.
Sunrise Movement Education Fund General Support $225,000/3 years
Sunrise Movement Education Fund (SMEF) is the 501(c)(3) organization that trains the youth climate movement base in key organizing skills and educates the public about the dire threat of the climate crisis and the bold, equitable solutions proposed by the Green New Deal. The goal of SMEF’s work is to strengthen a multiracial, cross-class movement through training and building the leadership of the local leaders in its 300 existing hubs across the country and seeding hundreds more, with the goal of mobilizing hundreds of thousands of Americans for the Green New Deal.


Truman Center for National Policy General Support $10,000
A small grant will provide additional organizational capacity for the Truman Center as it adapts to this political moment and engages in 501c3 election preparation.


UltraViolet Education Fund General Support $100,000/2 years
UltraViolet Education Fund expands the community of people who are driving culture change to ensure that all people have autonomy over our bodies and lives. With a two-year grant, UltraViolet's team will work to protect access to abortion by disrupting the flow of Fortune 500 money to anti-abortion legislators and organizations; organize and educate its members and survivors of gender-based violence to address systemic issues that perpetuate and enable violence; and seed a compelling narrative about a world where all people, especially women of color, Indigenous women, and LGBTQ people, are thriving with equity, dignity, joy, safety, and liberation.


Upstart Co-Lab / Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors General Support $150,000/3 years
Upstart Co-Lab is a national collaboration of artists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs who are working together to bring impact investing to the creative economy, a broad term that encompasses small artisan businesses, affordable housing for artists, and cultural centers and heritage sites. As a think tank, field builder, and collaborator, Upstart Co-Lab has introduced a “Creativity Lens” to impact investing and has already connected more than $6 million in impact capital with creative economy opportunities in the last 3 years. Going forward, Upstart will continue its efforts to “make the market” for impact investing in the creative economy with like-minded families and foundations and will share learnings on this emerging sector with the field. This is the second year of a three-year grant.


URGE General Support $225,000/3 years
URGE envisions a liberated world where everyone can live with justice, love freely, express their gender and sexuality, and define and create families of their choosing. To achieve its vision of liberation, URGE builds power and sustains a young people’s movement for reproductive justice by centering the leadership of young people of color who are women, queer, trans, nonbinary, and people of low-income. As a state-driven national organization, URGE provides a political home for young people, advocates for meaningful policy change, and shifts culture, working in states where the challenges and opportunities are greatest.


Wildfire Project / Social Good Fund General Support $40,000
The Wildfire Project strengthens social movements across sectors by supporting grassroots groups to transform and spread a thriving culture: groups resilient in the face of changing terrain, who know how to strategize, are grounded in history and their vision, have a connection to a “north star” bigger than themselves, have healthy internal practices, know how to build across identity, are rooted in compassion and gratitude, can navigate contradiction, and are prepared to grow and win material gains toward freedom.


Win Without War Education Fund General Support $20,000
On January 2, the Trump administration assassinated Major General Qassem Soleimani, the second most powerful member of the Iranian government. This was the latest in a series of dangerous foreign policy decisions creating real consequences that could endanger US national interests and the lives of countless American troops and Iraqi and Iranian civilians. In response, MoveOn.org Civic Action and Win Without War are rapidly organizing to visibly demonstrate that the people of this country are adamantly opposed to another war of choice and demand de-escalation and a return to diplomacy; solidify that the administration’s reckless actions have put us here; and force members of Congress to take a stand and ensure they prioritize diplomacy over war.


Win Without War Education Fund General Support $375,000/5 years
Win Without War Education Fund is a network of national organizations with diverse constituencies that seek a more peaceful and progressive national security and foreign policy for America. Building almost two decades of national security issue advocacy, Win Without War has created a unique network of grassroots-based organizations and bipartisan Congressional allies. A new five-year grant will support Win Without War’s work to engage its network of more than half a million activists and dozens of partner organizations in innovative campaigning, public education, and policy analysis.


Women Cross DMZ / Peace Development Fund General Support $225,000/3 years
Women Cross DMZ (WCDMZ) mobilizes women globally for peace in Korea through education, advocacy, and organizing. WCDMZ is a leading voice in the movement calling for a peace agreement to formally end to the Korean War, which technically never ended. Its team has educated millions worldwide on the urgent need for peace in Korea and women’s leadership in the peace process; met with senior officials from the U.S., South Korea, and North Korea, and other countries to advocate for diplomacy and a peace agreement to permanently end the Korean War; and mobilized people across borders to press for peace, diplomacy, and women’s inclusion in peacebuilding. At its core, Women Cross DMZ’s work is not just about bringing peace to the Korean peninsula, but about completely rethinking the normative approach to peace and security.


Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security General Support $40,000
Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS) believes that global issues demand a variety of perspectives. Through mentorships and partnerships, WCAPS advances the leadership and professional development of women of color in the fields of international peace, security, and conflict transformation. While the global community is faced with issues related to worldwide health security, peacekeeping, weapons of mass destruction, nonproliferation, and the intersection of other areas of international security, there is no significant or sustained voice from women of color who are often the most affected. WCAPS aims to remedy this by creating a platform devoted to creating space for women of color to engage in policy discussions on an international scale.