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 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 is dedicated to empowering ethnic Americans and strengthening democratic institutions by launching and managing major programs.
Common Defense Education Fund provides leadership development, training, and organizing for U.S. military veterans in areas including voting rights and climate justice.
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
The Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) is a national, nonpartisan voting rights and legal support organization whose mission is to remove barriers to registration and voting for traditionally underrepresented constituencies. (copy of letter to Mary Anne Walker)
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 initiates, cultivates, and funds strategic efforts to promote economic opportunity, quality of life, government accountability, and civic participation among underserved communities in North Carolina.
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. (cc Micah Blaise on grant agreement)
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 was established in 1997 as a funder collaborative to support the growing movement of campaign finance reform efforts at the state level.
ProGeorgia is a member of the State Voices Network, a new model of cooperation and sharing amongst grassroots groups.
Rhizome equips young people with the tools to become compassionate and effective lifelong leaders.
Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.
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 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.
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 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.