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

Common Cause Education Fund

Common Cause Education Fund is one of the major institutions supporting democratic reform in the United States. Working in the fields of election administration and campaign finance reform, Common Cause Education Fund is engaging at the state and local levels to achieve positive change.


Partisan gridlock has slowed campaign finance and election policy reform at the federal level — Common Cause Education Fund is committed to building bipartisan coalitions at the state and local levels to help make headway on these issues. While many groups are working in this critical area, Common Cause Education Fund has proven to have the vision and patience to remain at the forefront of this effort, developing a successful hybrid national and local model.

Through a well-informed national strategy and messaging platform, the organization has forged relationships and built coalitions with key partners to secure positive change. Part of the successful strategy includes establishing state chapters that serve an essential role in ensuring the organization has the capacity to engage and continue to grow on the local level. Grant funding will help Common Cause Education Fund encourage the modernization of voter registration systems, pursue election law reforms like early and no-excuse absentee voting, and evolve as an organization to strengthen future work in the field.

Other grants include 2016: up to $350,000 over one year, 2015: up to $350,000 over one year, and 2014: up to $250,000 over one year.


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