Grassroots action project

The Grassroots Action Project (GAP) ensures that organizations, businesses, and social enterprises led by people of color, serving people of color, and operating with a budget of less than $2M receive subsidized access to our capacity-building services.

Since 2016, GAP has provided over 100 small- to mid-sized organizations nationwide with program development, program evaluation, board development for racial equity, fundraising, and community organizing. Acting as the programs and services arm of ABC, these initiatives are designed to target professionals of color who have already built their organizations and need help with access to capital, networks, and funding knowledge.

The Grassroots Action Project (GAP) is a capacity building ecosystem that offers services and programmatic engagements that utilizes technical assistance to support people of color, with an emphasis on Black, Latinx and Indigenous peoples-led and people of color-serving individuals and organizations in retaining the economic value of their cultural capital. GAP engages this through:

Programs: Help Desk

Services: Fiscal Sponsorship+, Arts Business Network and Special Projects

If you have any questions about our GAP programs or how to get involved, contact or

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