Strengthening Democracy

Our theory of change is grounded in the understanding that disenfranchised populations need to be engaged in the electoral process and in advocacy work in order for equitable policymaking and implementation to occur. To that end, we will invite organizations that are focused on civic engagement to participate in this priority.

2023 REQUEST AMOUNTS

AGENCY BUDGET SIZE
$35,000 – $299,999
$300,000 – $999,999 
$1M – $1,999,999
$2M and above

MAX REQUEST AMOUNT
$20,000
$30,000
$40,000
$50,000

Request amounts must follow the guidelines based on the size of the agency’s budget (operating expenses) for the most current budget year. Grants are awarded for one-year terms. If your organizational budget is less than $35,000, please contact a member of the program team to discuss potential funding.

As a private foundation, our contribution beyond a certain budget percentage may tip a 501(c)(3) public charity into a 501(c)(3) private foundation status with the Internal Revenue Service. Learn more here about tipping.

Goals:

To engage historically disenfranchised communities in policymaking and civic engagement

To increase the leadership capacity of diverse groups working collectively to shift power dynamics, policies, practices, behaviors, and resources towards an agenda focused on community health

Potential Funding Approaches:

  • Fund a group of organizations for seven years to build equitable statewide infrastructure to increase civic engagement and voter participation

Ready To Start?

Stay tuned for more information about applying in 2023. We recommend that you join our newsletter mailing list below for updates.