Expanding Democracy & Leadership
Impacting change in New York and beyond.
The New York Women’s Foundation invests in movements that strengthen and expand democratic participation, political empowerment, and women’s leadership with a focus on building the power of immigrants, LGBTQ+ people, and communities of color.
Grantee partner Higher Heights Leadership Fund is building a national civic engagement infrastructure and network to strengthen Black women’s leadership capacity and elect more Black women to office.
After successfully helping to elect the first ever majority-women New York City Council, 21 in ’21 is working to ensure that the new City Council majority is successful and providing trainings, convenings, and leadership support to newly elected candidates.