Funding Alert: Democracy & Government


ARCA FOUNDATION

The Foundation is dedicated to the pursuit of social equity and justice, particularly given the growing disparities in the world. Grantmaking is earmarked for supporting efforts that can affect public policy. [More...]

BOHEMIAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation takes its name from the bohemian movement in nineteenth-century Europe. Embracing imagination, creativity, innovation, and spirit, it supports local, national, and global efforts to build strong communities. [More...]

CASTLE ROCK FOUNDATION

The Foundation, whose board is comprised of members of the Coors beer family, seeks to promote a better understanding of the free enterprise system. Its grantmaking also focuses on preserving the principles upon which the countryís democracy was founded to help ensure a limited role for government and the protection of individual rights as provided for in the Constitution. [More...]

CONNECT US

Supported by a donorsí collaborative, the Foundation seeks to advance a vision for responsible U.S. global engagement in an increasingly interdependent world. [More...]

DIRKSEN CONGRESSIONAL CENTER

The Centerís Robert H. Michel Special Projects grants seek to enhance understanding of the United States Congress. [More...]

DISOBEDIENCE AWARD

The Award is administered by the MIT Media Lab to recognize individuals and groups who engage in responsible, ethical disobedience aimed at challenging norms, rules, or laws that sustain societyís injustices. The Award honors work that positively impacts society, and is consistent with a set of key principles, including nonviolence, creativity, courage, and personal responsibility. [More...]

DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE

The Allianceís Rapid Response/Special Opportunities grants provides $200,000 in strategically timed, project-specific grants to organizations whose projects aim to achieve maximum impact in a short time. Of particular interest are programs and projects that offer public education to raise awareness about the negative consequences of local, state, and national drug policies. [More...]

ETHICS AND EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM FOUNDATION

Founded by Edith Gaylord, a former reporter for the Associated Press, the Foundationís mission is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills, and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information. The Foundationís grantmaking is targeted toward journalism schools and other nonprofit media organizations, with special preference given to programs focusing on ethics and new media. [More...]

GAIA FUND

The Fund values the democratic principles that govern and guide our countryís political process: fair elections, representation for all; and equal opportunity for political participation. The Fundís Effective Democracy Program area addresses the disproportionate influence of corporate and individual wealth in American politics. [More...]

GLEITSMAN FOUNDATION

The Foundationís 2008 Citizen Activist Award honors those who have struggled to correct social injustice in the United States through positive social change. The Foundation honors international activities on alternate years. [More...]

HERB BLOCK FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Basic Freedoms program seeks proposals to safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in Americaís Bill of Rights. Proposals should help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination and assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. [More...]

INVESTIGATIVE FUND

The Fund is a program of the Nation Institute, a nonprofit media center dedicated to strengthening the independent press and advancing social justice and civil rights. Its objective is to produce high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable, brings underreported stories to light, cultivates diverse journalist talent, and creates a home for independent journalism that serves the public. [More...]

JAQUELIN HUME FOUNDATION

The Foundation, run by the survivors of longtime California Reagan advisor, Jaquelin Hume, supports activities or organizations with a national impact and that fall into two categories. The Foundation funds project that educate youth to be better citizens, to have sound values, and to appreciate the value of free enterprise; and those that support incentive-based economy and improvement of the structure and function of government. [More...]

MITCHELL KAPOR FOUNDATION

The Foundation works to ensure fairness and equity, especially in low-income communities of color. The Foundation has three core programs: Green Access, Voting Integrity and Civic Engagement, and the College Bound Brotherhood. [More...]

MVAT FOUNDATION

The Foundation exists to honor those who have protected and currently protect the freedoms we all enjoy. Founded in 2007 by several members of the Mountain Gate Country Club in Los Angeles, the Foundation strongly believes that service members and veterans need greater support than they receive from currently underfunded programs. [More...]

NATION INSTITUTE

The Instituteís Wayne Barrett Investigative Fund looks to produce high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable. Barrett, a long-term reporter at the Village Voice newspaper was ďdreaded if not loathedĒ by public officials he covered. [More...]

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

The Endowment believes that democracy belongs to no single nation, but rather is the birthright of every person in every nation. The Endowment supports democracy activists on six continents and in 90 countries. [More...]

OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE

The unsolicited grants category of the Instituteís Information Program seeks projects that aim to enhance the ability to access, exchange, and produce knowledge and information; and to use new tools and techniques to empower civil society. Three main focus areas comprise most of the grantmaking: access to knowledge, civil society communication, and open information policy. [More...]

SEARLE FREEDOM TRUST

The Trust seeks proposals for a new media project that aims to foster research and encourage public policies promoting individual freedom and economic liberty. The Trust funds a wide range of U.S. [More...]

SIDNEY HILLMAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation honors journalists, writers, and public figures who pursue investigative journalism and public policy for the common good. The Foundationís annual Hillman Prizes honors investigative journalism and commentary in the public interest. [More...]

SMITH RICHARDSON FOUNDATION

The Foundation was formed by H. Smith Richardson, who created the Vick Chemical Company. [More...]

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL

The Councilís Media Research Hub is part of the Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere program. The program works to ensure that debates about media and communications technology are shaped by high-quality research and a rich understanding of the public interest. [More...]

SPARKPLUG FOUNDATION

The Foundation funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education, and community organization. The Foundation aims to support the development of emerging democratic movements and communities working on issues of local democracy, justice, and sustainable energy in the rebuilding of the U.S. [More...]

SUNLIGHT FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports programs that use the transformative power of the Internet and new information technology to enable citizens to learn more about what Congress and their elected representatives are doing. By doing so, it helps reduce corruption, ensure greater government transparency and accountability, and foster public trust in the vital institutions of democracy. [More...]

THE ARCA FOUNDATION

The Foundation formerly known as the Nancy Reynolds Bagley Foundation, is dedicated to advancing social equity and justice, particularly given the growing disparities in the world. In the United States, the Foundation is currently interested in supporting national nonprofits that work to promote a more equitable, accountable, and transparent economic recovery. [More...]

THE GAIA FUND

The Fund values the democratic principles that govern and guide our countryís political process: fair elections, representation for all, and equal opportunity for political participation. Preserving these principles is the Fundís priority especially in light of the influence of corporate and individual wealth in American politics these days. [More...]

THE HERB BLOCK FOUNDATION

The Foundation, named for the editorial cartoonist, Herb Block, awards grants in three areas: defending basic freedoms, pathways out of poverty, and encouraging citizen involvement. Defending Basic Freedoms grants safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in our Bill of Rights, and to help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. [More...]

THE LYNDE AND HARRY BRADLEY FOUNDATION

Known for its support of conservative issues, the Foundation is currently focusing its efforts on cultivating a renewed, healthier, and more vigorous sense of citizenship among the people, both in America and worldwide. Projects likely to be supported by the Foundation include those that treat free men and women as genuinely self-governing, personally responsible citizens, not as victims or clients. [More...]

THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

The Endowment makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. The Endowment funds only nongovernmental organizations, which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations. [More...]

THE PROTEUS FUND

The Fund believes that an economically and socially just society depends on three fundamental tenets: every human being must be treated equally with respect and integrity; our political system must protect and reinforce these human rights and the environment must be free of violence and oppression so these core values can thrive. The Fundís collaborative grantmaking initiatives work on some of the most cutting edge issues of our time. [More...]

THE SEARLE FREEDOM TRUST

The Trust aims to foster research and encourage public policies that promote individual freedom and economic liberty, while at the same time, advancing a commitment to personal responsibility and a respect for traditional American values. One of the Foundationís chief objectives is to help develop policies that advance liberty without encouraging license, and that demand personal responsibility without compromising freedom. [More...]

THE STEWART R. MOTT FOUNDATION

Created by Stewart R. Mott, the son of General Motorsí largest stockholder, the Foundation focuses its grantmaking in four areas: peace, arms control, and foreign policy; population issues and reproductive rights; government reform and public policy; and civil rights and civil liberties. [More...]

U.S. ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION

The Commissionís current grantmaking focuses on programs to develop and document processes and best practices for coordinating quality and cost effective voting system pre-election logic and accuracy testing and post-election audits. Funds will support the research, development, documentation, and dissemination of a range of procedures and processes used in managing and conducting high-quality logic and accuracy testing and post-election audit activities by type of voting method, vendor-specific equipment, jurisdiction size, or other ways. [More...]

WALLACE GLOBAL FUND

The Fund, which grew out of the Wallace Genetic Foundation founded in 1965 by Henry A. Wallace, seeks to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, fight injustice, and protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. [More...]



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