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.

AAPI Civic Engagement Fund

The AAPI Civic Engagement Fund is a national, non partisan initiative that fosters a culture of civic participation within Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Color of Change Education Fund

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. Color of Change designs campaigns to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back and champion solutions that move us all forward.

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

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 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. (cc Micah Blaise on grant agreement)

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

Rock the Vote

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

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.

Voices for Progress Education Fund

Voices for Progress Education Fund galvanizes the advocacy of business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and other prominent individuals who unite to protect the climate, strengthen democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all.

Voto Latino Foundation

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.