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.
The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Civic Engagement Fund is a national, non partisan initiative that fosters a culture of civic participation within AAPI communities.
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.
Community Change’s mission is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better.
Emgage educates and mobilizes the Muslim-American community to become a force for positive change and to build the next generation of civic leaders.
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.
Freedom House's programs support human rights and democracy advocates in their efforts to promote open government, defend human rights, strengthen civil society and facilitate the free flow of information and ideas.
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.
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 was established in 1997 as a funder collaborative to support the growing movement of campaign finance reform efforts at the state level.
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.
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 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.