In a year filled with relentless challenges, economic anxiety, and alarming headlines, our partners consistently rose to the moment and guided women running for office through a pandemic, racial reckoning, and the most polarizing election in recent history.
Off the Sidelines: The Fund Propelling Women Into Office
A record number of women ran for and won elected offices in 2018, and women make up more than half of the U.S. population. But they represent less than 30% of Congress, state legislators and statewide executives
Philanthropist fund backs women to run in U.S. elections
A new philanthropic fund to support more women running for elected office in the United States was launched on Tuesday, organizers said, amid intense public debate over politics ahead of the November presidential election.
Ascend Fund Announces Bipartisan Advisory Committee of Formerly Elected Women
The Ascend Fund announced their nine-member Advisory Committee, comprised of formerly elected women from both sides of the political aisle and all levels of political office, from State House to U.S. Senate.
The Ascend Fund Awards $850,000 in Grants to Advance Gender Equity in U.S. Politics
Today, The Ascend Fund awarded $850,000 in general operating grants to 10 nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations. Each organization received between $50,000 and $100,000 to further the goal of gender equality in elected office.