Foundation / Corporation
The Ascend Fund
08/13/21 5:00 PM PST
Grants of up to $50,000 to Michigan, Mississippi, and Washington nonprofit organizations to support women seeking leadership roles. The program is intended to increase the number of women elected to state legislatures. Priority will be given to applicants that are committed to addressing the unique barriers faced by underrepresented and marginalized communities.
Funding is intended for organizations that are working to empower women to seek elected office or become leaders in their community or are interested in beginning this work. Selected organizations will work together with support from The Ascend Fund to build state-based coalitions. The coalitions will train and recruit diverse women to run for office on both sides of the aisle to increase the number of women serving in the state legislature.
Additionally, the Fund strongly encourages joint applications among organizations to leverage and share skillsets, experience, networks, and resources. Strong applicants will also indicate if the organization has the capacity to dedicate additional resources – staff time, existing relationships, funding, etc. – to the project.
Proposals should focus on approaches to make state legislative seats more accessible to women, including but not necessarily limited to:
GrantWatch ID#: 197069
Applicants may apply for funding up to $50,000 annually, and typical awards will range from $15,000-$30,000 annually.
The Ascend Fund will provide project funding in the form of multi-year, general operating grants.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Michigan; Mississippi; Washington