The Foundation makes grants to national organizations in the areas of civic engagement, social justice and voter education. The Foundation's core grantmaking priority is integrated voter mobilization with a particular focus on communities of color.

See below for current Civic Engagement grantees.

Blueprint North Carolina

Blueprint NC is a progressive ecosystem of nearly 60 formal partner organizations and an expanding web of network allies committed to building independent power for an anti-racist, inclusive democracy.

Civica Initiatives

Civica Initiatives is dedicated to empowering ethnic Americans and strengthening democratic institutions by launching and managing major programs.

Common Defense Education Fund Inc.

Common Defense Education Fund provides leadership development, training, and organizing for U.S. military veterans in areas including voting rights and climate justice.

Emgage Foundation Inc.

Emgage educates and mobilizes the Muslim-American community to become a force for positive change and to build the next generation of civic leaders. copy to Aysha Ahmed, Development Manager

Fair Elections Center

Fair Elections Center (FEC) is a national, non-partisan organization dedicated to safeguarding the future of our democracy through innovative efforts focused on voting rights and civic engagement. FEC envisions a civic ecosystem where all people can easily and freely participate in our democracy and where this participation is actively supported and valued by local communities, institutions and government.

Georgia Alliance Education Fund, Inc.

Georgia Alliance for Progress is a coalition of donors focused on the strategic and financial health of Georgia's progressive movement.

Imagine North Carolina First

Imagine North Carolina First initiates, cultivates, and funds strategic efforts to promote economic opportunity, quality of life, government accountability, and civic participation among underserved communities in North Carolina.

National Domestic Workers Alliance

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States. Micah Blaise has left the organization. Stephanie Kalele is a new contact, along with Jenn Stowe.

New Virginia Majority Education Fund

New Virginia Majority Education Fund is the catalytic force for the progressive transformation of Virginia through mass organizing, leadership development, and strategic communications.

Piper Fund

Piper Fund was established in 1997 as a funder collaborative to support the growing movement of campaign finance reform efforts at the state level.

ProGeorgia State Table, Inc.

ProGeorgia is a member of the State Voices Network, a new model of cooperation and sharing amongst grassroots groups.

Rhizome Action Network, Inc.

Rhizome equips young people with the tools to become compassionate and effective lifelong leaders.

Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people. NEW ADDRESS for 2024

State Leadership Project

The State Leadership Project is dedicated to helping build and support sustainable, equitable donor alliances in all 50 states. (copy Courtney Patterson on grant agreement)

Student PIRGs

Student PIRGs are independent statewide student organizations that work on issues such as environmental protection, consumer protection, and hunger and homelessness. NNCF supports student voter mobilization efforts on college campuses.

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

The Students Learn Students Vote Coalition promotes civic learning and engagement on campuses across the country by providing a series of key steps and information on best practices that institutions can use to create a more voter friendly campus.

Virginia Organizing Inc.

Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives.