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.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Fund

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Civic Engagement Fund is a national, non partisan initiative established in 2014 to instill a culture of year round civic engagement in local AAPI communities across the country.

Center for Community Change

The Center for Community Change strengthens, connects and mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power. 

Center for Popular Democracy

CPD promotes equality, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country.

Emgage

Emgage educates and mobilizes the Muslim-American community to become a force for positive change and to build the next generation of civic leaders.

Fair Elections Center

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.

Food Research and Action Center

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States.

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) is dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and under-served communities.

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.

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.

Voter Participation Center

The Voter Participation Center’s mission is to increase civic engagement among the Rising American Electorate: unmarried women, people of color, and millennials.

Voto Latino

Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership. Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, it provides culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change.