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

Native American Rights Fund: Voter Registration

Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide.

Why We Invested

The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is working to remedy the fact that for large portions of Indian Country a lack of residential address or a non-traditional address format is common, preventing access to voter registration and voting due to the election system’s reliance on mail delivery to specific address formats. NARF will therefore work directly with the US Postal Service to develop clear criteria for tribes to use to create addresses for housing on their own lands as well as provide potential delivery solutions.

Voter centric election administration seeks to serve voters by removing bureaucratic barriers that may exist, implement practical solutions to logistical challenges, and provide voters with a seamless registration and voting experience. A partnership between Native American Rights Fund and the United States Postal Service will enable tribal governments to directly provide addresses to be integrated into the postal system and streamline participation in elections.

Total Commitment

2019: $100,000