By advancing the development of nonprofit leaders of diverse backgrounds and increasing the participation of women and girls in leadership roles and civic engagement, we realize the full potential of our nation.


Geometric Ceiling

LeaderBridge is a program with three components:

1) Partnering with leadership program providers to integrate equity and inclusion practices and increase outreach to nonprofit leaders underrepresented in sector leadership.

2) Connecting nonprofit leaders of color to professional development opportunities.

3) Supporting a network of engaged nonprofit leaders of diverse backgrounds.

When women are in positions of power, economies and societies thrive. When women achieve representation, they exert positive influence and build power that combats structural barriers. Programs that support the leadership of women and girls are critical to our community flourishing.


At the Crimsonbridge Foundation, we are committed to building the power of women and girls and increasing their representation in leadership positions to engender systemic change.


Since 2016, 81 diverse local nonprofit leaders have advanced their professional skills with support from the Crimsonbridge Foundation. Leaders report they were able to immediately implement their learning to advance their organizations and community – cultivating board members, implementing staff trainings, improving finance and development structures, revising communications systems, enhancing evaluation processes, and more.


of leadership grants made towards women & girls leadership


nonprofit leaders served


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"If we are to support significant representation of women in public office, it will take an entire engaged and resourced ecosystem to build the strong infrastructure and national movement that underpins a robust, diverse leadership pipeline. With only 1.6% of all philanthropist resources going towards causes that support women and girls expressly, it can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. But with champions and investors [like the Crimsonbridge Foundation] in our corner, we can unlock the true power and influence of every woman’s voice, including our own."

Jarinete Santos, Political Pipeline Director, She Should Run