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Mitchell Kapor Foundation


Democracy & Government


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. Green Access grants are awarded to organizations located in or those that have projects that serve residents in one of the counties of the San Francisco Bay area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, or Solano. National organizations with a Bay Area chapter meet these criteria. The Foundation will also consider organizations doing California statewide public policy work. The Foundation’s Voting Integrity and Civic Engagement initiative supports nonprofits directly increasing the electoral empowerment of low-income communities of color. Grants are awarded to organizations that provide leadership development, organizing, and issue advocacy; and organizations that are improving the national elections infrastructure and systems, namely voter registration modernization and campaign finance reform. Organizations applying for Voter Integrity grants can be located and working anywhere in the United States. Foundation-supported grant projects should primarily impact people of color – 60 percent of the program’s target population identify as Black/African American, Asian/Pacific American, Latino/Hispanic American, Native American, or mixed heritage. Applicants must have a conversation with the appropriate foundation staff before submitting a grant request. It does not accept letters of inquiry or intent. Grant requests must be submitted electronically. Additional information can be found on the Web site.

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