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- New York

Common Cause Education Fund is a nonpartisan organization that works to empower and support national, state, and local efforts to strengthen and uphold core values of our American democracy to make their voices heard in the political process.


Since its founding in 1970, Common Cause has been dedicated to empowering and protecting the voice of the people in our political process by promoting equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all. With chapters in 35 states nationwide, Common Cause works with policymakers, organizers, and community leaders at both the state and federal levels to build a truly inclusive and representative democracy where all people have an equal say.

Common Cause New York is one of the most active state chapters in the country and represents tens of thousands of New Yorkers throughout the state. This project grant will support nonpartisan research and public education on the potential impact of Automatic Voter Registration in New York state, with a particular focus on the impact of AVR on minority voters. This research and education is part of Common Cause New York’s broader efforts to make registration and voting secure, fair, and accessible for all eligible New Yorkers.

Total Commitment

2018: $50,000