Our mission is to increase voter engagement and participation. We work with grassroots leaders to strengthen democracy in the communities that they serve.


Greater Participation, Greater Nation

Civic participation in the United States is too low. To achieve a fully representative democracy, we must engage more non-voters in our political process. Stronger voter engagement leads to a stronger democracy, and we work to ensure that happens.

Our Vision

Our strategy is rooted in three core ideas:


Organize Locally

We focus on efforts that engage with underrepresented citizens who are often overlooked by voter engagement initiatives. We give local organizations and leaders the tools to increase civic participation within their communities.


Improve Representation

We know that, despite best intentions, civic engagement efforts often overlook hard-to-reach communities. To have a fully representative democracy, we must strive to expand our reach.


Maximize learning

Every grant is an opportunity to learn. Through quantitative and qualitative analysis and a real conversation with grantees, we strengthen our own practices and develop lessons for all civic engagement organizations.

Featured Grantees

Voter Engagement Fund has made grants to the following institutions:

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