“At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.” – Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Higher Heights Leadership Fund, a 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.

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

  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 Black to engage and participate in the public debate and social action to improve their 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-town halls and roundtable discussions focused on harnessing Black women’s political power and leadership potential.