Democracy Fund

The Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people.

Democracy Fund

Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on young people in the United States, especially those who are marginalized or disadvantaged in political life.

WHY WE INVESTED

A challenge facing our election system today stems from the lack of voter engagement deriving from an absence of knowledge and trust, especially among young, disconnected voters. The low capacity and attention paid to understanding and promoting youth voter turnout, especially among local election administration, is often overlooked.

With the help of our grant, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) will conduct a survey to analyze the reasons behind disengaged voters engagement. The survey findings will be used to develop a guide to engaging diverse and marginalized youth, geared especially for election administration officials, and will include a very accessible and concise summary of the research findings.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

1. On Twitter, follow @CivicYouth.

2. Like them on Facebook here.

Total Commitment

2017: Up to $200,000 over 2 years.

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