The Foundation makes grants to local and national organizations in the areas of public policy, social justice and voter education. Locally, the Foundation supports DC-based advocacy organizations that work hand in hand with the Foundation’s health care, youth development, housing, and human services grantees. Nationally, the Foundation makes grants to organizations working in the areas of reproductive rights, voter education, and voter mobilization.
National Civic EngagementAsian American and Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Fund
The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Civic Engagement Fund is a national, non partisan initiative established in 2014 to instill a culture of year round civic engagement in local AAPI communities across the country.
Center for Community Change
The Center for Community Change strengthens, connects and mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power.
Center for Popular Democracy
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.
Emgage educates and mobilizes the Muslim-American community to become a force for positive change and to build the next generation of civic leaders.
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. FELN works to improve overall election administration through administrative, legal, and legislative reform as well as provide legal and technical assistance to voter mobilization organizations.
Food Research and Action Center
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty.
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
The National Coalition seeks to achieve full participation in a barrier-free democratic process. Through coalition-building, youth and women's empowerment, community service, and civic leadership training, the Coalition works to expand, strengthen, and empower black communities to make voting and civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition.
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.
Voter Participation Center
The Voter Participation Center (VPC) is a research-driven, results-oriented nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing the participation and amplifying the voices of unmarried women (women who are single, widowed, divorced or separated) and other historically underrepresented groups in our democracy. The mission of the VPC is to boost the civic engagement of unmarried women, people of color and 18-29 year olds—the three demographic groups who comprise the Rising American Electorate (RAE).
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.
NNCF only makes grants to pre-selected organizations.
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