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|About||A philanthropic foundation located in Cambridge committed to bringing greater access to democracy to People of Color, Women & marginalized communities.|
|Mission||Access Strategies Fund harnesses the collective power of underserved communities to use the democratic process to improve their lives.|
Mission & Theory of Change
Access Strategies Fund supports the collective power of underserved communities to engage the democratic process to improve the lives of individuals and society.
A society in which every individual and group has the power, respect, and resources to create shared well-being and the common good.
What We Do
Access Strategies Fund provides non-partisan funding and technical assistance to 501 (c)(3) organizations to build the civic participation and power of diverse women, people of color, low-income people, immigrant communities, people with disabilities and other groups that have been denied power in Massachusetts communities.
Invest in leadership by immigrant, women and people of color, who emerge from structurally excluded communities
Support risk takers who champion issues that few will take on
Utilize civic engagement tools
Embrace, facilitate and model collaboration to build an effective progressive movement
Identify, challenge and change the institutions, systems, and cultural norms that dehumanize any person or group of persons
Access Strategies Fund is a:
Progressive funder of small community non-profits and network building organizations that together make a difference at the grassroots and structural level
Change agent, promoting an inclusive and expanded democracy that allows everyone to fully participate, particularly groups that have historically been denied power
Convener bringing together like-minded nonprofits, funders, and policymakers to generate new ideas, resources, and collaborations
Capacity builder for a network of grantees who have the strength to stand on their own and work together for social change
Supporter of risk takers that champion the issues that few will take on, and groups who aim high, take risks and dare to work for changes and tangible results in their lifetime
We believe that communities are far more effective at improving conditions in their lives if th