The Foundation makes grants to local and national organizations in the areas of public policy, social justice and voter education. Locally, the Foundation supports DC-based advocacy organizations that work hand in hand with the Foundation’s health care, youth development, housing, and human services grantees. Nationally, the Foundation makes grants to organizations working in the areas of reproductive rights, voter education, and voter mobilization.
National Civic EngagementCenter for Community Change
The Center for Community Change strengthens, connects and mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power.
The Latino Engagement Fund is a joint effort of major national and local organizations to try to coordinate voter engagement within the Latino community.
Institute for Policy Studies
IPS is a progressive multi-issue think tank that has served as a policy and research resource for visionary social justice movements for over four decades.
Leadership Center for the Common Good
Leadership Center for the Common Good provides training and technical assistance to strengthen emerging community organizing groups in Florida, Ohio, Minnesota, Washington and North Carolina.
Midwest Academy is a leading national training institute for the progressive movement and social change.
National Council of La Raza
NCLR's Democracia USA project is a national nonpartisan Hispanic civic engagement, voter empowerment, community organizing, and leadership development project.
Piper Fund was established in 1997 as a funder collaborative to support the growing movement of campaign finance reform efforts at the state level.
USAction Education Fund
USAction Education Fund works to increase civic and voter participation, especially among the traditionally under-represented constituencies, such as people of color.
Voices for Progress Education Fund
Voices for Progress, a project of The Advocacy Fund, is a non-profit grass-tops organization of philanthropists, business leaders, state & local elected officials, and other leaders who want an efficient, effective way to advocate for the public good.
Voter Participation Center
The Voter Participation Center (VPC) is a research-driven, results-oriented nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing the participation and amplifying the voices of unmarried women (women who are single, widowed, divorced or separated) and other historically underrepresented groups in our democracy. The mission of the VPC is to boost the civic engagement of unmarried women, people of color and 18-29 year olds—the three demographic groups who comprise the Rising American Electorate (RAE).
Working America Education Fund
The Working America Education Fund reaches heartland America with a progressive perspective on economic issues.
NNCF only makes grants to pre-selected organizations.
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