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ACLU of Colorado

ACLU of Colorado 
Colorado Legislative Priorities, 2015
Denver, CO

Taking a proactive approach by advancing legislation that promotes civil rights and civil liberties, while also actively working to defeat bills or ballot measures that would infringe on individual rights and liberties.

Denver, CO, United States
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ACLU of Colorado

ACLU of Colorado 
Colorado Legislative Priorities, 2017
Denver, CO

Taking a proactive approach by advancing legislation that promotes civil rights and civil liberties, while also actively working to defeat bills or ballot measures that would infringe on individual rights and liberties.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Alliance for a Better Minnesota
Alliance for a Better Minnesota
Targeting Young Renters on Advocacy Issues, 2009
St Paul, MN

Engage a new, previously unengaged group of citizens to fight against the elimination by the Governor of Minnesota of the "renter credit" - a tax credit given to middle and low income renters up to $1,500. Also test data on the voter file regarding likely renter modeling and the new media methods for communicating, educating and activating.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Alliance for a Better Minnesota
Alliance for a Better Minnesota
Voter Contact, 2008
St Paul, MN

Test effective methods of voter contact.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Allied Media Project
Allied Media Project
2011
Detroit, MI

Provide core support in 2011 for Allied Media Projects, which cultivates media strategies for a more just, creative and collaborative world.
Detroit, MI, USA
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Arizona Wins

Arizona Wins
Defending Ballot Measures, 2017
Arizona

Dedicated to achieving public policies that benefit working families while advancing an inclusive, engaged, just and equitable state for all Arizonans, Arizona Wins will conduct a legislative defense campaign to defend the ballot measure process and previously passed ballot measures in Arizona.

Phoenix Arizona, United States of America
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Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Asian Pacific Islander Movement Building in Oregon, 2015
Portland, OR

A statewide, grassroots organization, uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice through empowering, organizing and advocating.
Portland, OR, United States
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Basic Rights Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon
The Freedom to Marry for All Oregonians, 2014
Portland, OR

Grow public support for the freedom to marry by growing a broad and inclusive coalition, through leadership development and volunteer engagement and through outreach to key constituencies across the state.
Portland, OR, USA
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Beyondmedia Education
Beyondmedia Education
Dreamcatcher Reflections, 2009
Chicago, IL

Collaborate with the Dreamcatcher Foundation, an organization founded by two formerly-incarcerated women who work with girls, ages 12-18. Dreamcatcher Reflections is a 30-minute video produced by workshop participants. Young women explore their experiences with sexual exploitation and with domestic, relationship and street violence, to share how violence impacts their lives and their choices.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
Online Integration and Improvement Project, 2015
Boulder, CO

Redesign, update and upgrade the main KGNU website.
Boulder, CO, United States
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Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
Online Enhancement and Expansion Project, 2013
Boulder, CO

Development and introduction of three components: (1) New all-music online channel; (2) News portal with content management, sponsorship area and search optimization; and (3) Flexible mobile framework with improved promotional applications.
Boulder, CO, USA
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Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
KGNU Membership Drive Match FY10, 2010
Boulder, CO

Provide a 1:1 matching challenge during the Fall 2009 membership drive.
Boulder, CO, USA
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Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
KGNU Membership Drive Match FY09, 2008
Boulder, CO

Provide a 1:1 matching challenge during the Fall 2008 membership drive.
Boulder, CO, USA
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Brian Ashby
Brian Ashby
Scrappers, 2009
Chicago, IL

Scrappers is a feature-length documentary, telling the stories of two Chicago scrap metal collectors and their families, surviving with brain, brawn and battered pickup trucks.
Chicago, IL, USA
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BYP 100

BYP 100
Local and Statewide Advocacy, 2017
Chicago, IL

BYP100 is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. In 2017, it will build its local organizing capacity to engage in local and statewide advocacy work focused on ending criminalization, improving police accountability and increasing LGBTQ, gender and economic justice

 

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Caldera
Caldera
Caldera Youth Mentoring Program, 2013
Portland, OR

Caldera's Youth Mentoring Program provides year-round, in-depth mentoring and art and environmental education to 435 core youth participants (grades 6-12) from economically distressed communities in the Portland metro area and Central Oregon. In addition to the continuous work with core students, teaching mentors provide vital art- and environment-based programming, including performances, exhibits and workshops, to approximately 5,000 underserved students at partner middle schools.
Portland, OR, USA
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Caldera
Caldera
Caldera Year-round Youth Program, 2011
Portland, OR

Caldera's youth arts program provides consistent, year-round, long-term (age 11 to young adult) arts education and mentoring to underserved Oregon students from diverse backgrounds. The objectives are to help students awaken to their innate creativity, develop a broader worldview, negotiate conflict, develop self-confidence, build life skills and formulate ideas for higher education and career paths.
Portland, OR, USA
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Caldera
Caldera
Art & Design Project, 2010
Portland, OR

Art & Design is Caldera's focus for 2010-2011 youth activities. The objective is for students to learn design foundation skills in product, graphic, fashion, and motion design as well as architecture. Working alongside design professionals, students learn to use industry standard terminology and materials as they relate to specific areas of design and learn to use industry standard computers as well as Adobe Creative Suite to bring their ideas to life. Learning the fundamentals of art-making, students grow as analytical thinkers, problem solvers and creative storytellers.
Portland, OR, USA
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Causa Oregon
Causa Oregon
New Latino Voter Engagement Project, 2015
Salem, OR

Develop a first Latino Equity Voter list by contacting and identifying newly registered Latino voters through the New Motor Voter law that support social and economic justice issues.
Salem, OR, USA
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Causa Oregon
Causa Oregon
Safe Roads Referendum Campaign, 2014
Salem, OR

Carry out communications, civic engagement and coalition building activities to advance the Safe Roads Referendum, restoring driving privileges for all Oregon drivers regardless of immigration status.
Salem, OR, USA
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Center for Community Change Action

Center for Community Change Action
Educating and Engaging Colorado Latinos, 2016
Denver, CO

Center for Community Change Action (CCCA) builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better. CCCA will work with local and national groups in Colorado as part of the c4 Latino Roundtable to help educate and engage Colorado Latinos and mobilize them to vote in the 2016 election.

Denver, CO, United States
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Chicago Filmmakers

Chicago Filmmakers
2015 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, 2015
Chicago, IL

Support independent filmmakers and the production of work that reflects community diversity in 2015.

Chicago, IL, United States
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Chicago Filmmakers
Chicago Filmmakers
2014 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, 2013
Chicago, IL

Support independent filmmakers and the production of work that reflects community diversity in 2014.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Chicago Filmmakers
Chicago Filmmakers
2013 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, 2012
Chicago, IL

Support independent filmmakers and the production of work that reflects community diversity in 2013.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Chicago Filmmakers
Chicago Filmmakers
2012 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, 2011
Chicago, IL

Support independent filmmakers and the production of work that reflects community diversity in 2012.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Chicago Filmmakers

Chicago Filmmakers
2017 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, 2017
Chicago, IL

Support independent filmmakers and the production of work that reflects community diversity in 2017.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Chicago Votes

Chicago Votes 
Developing a New Generation of Leaders, 2016
Chicago, IL

Chicago Votes is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization building a more inclusive democracy by putting power in the hands of young Chicagoans. It engages and develops a new generation of leaders by opening the doors of government and politics to young people from all corners of the city. Thanks to the support from Voqal, Chicago Votes will use training-based fellowship, internship and volunteer programs to break down barriers that keep young people of color from actively participating in the political process. Chicago Votes will actively work to leverage the youth vote during the 2016 election and beyond.

Chicago, IL, USA
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Chicago Votes Action Fund
Chicago Votes Action Fund
2015
Chicago, IL

Continue work with young Chicagoans through training-based fellowship, internship, and volunteer programs aimed at breaking down virtual and tangible barriers to young people of color actively
participating in the political process.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Chicago Votes Action Fund
Chicago Votes Action Fund
2014
Chicago, IL

Provide opportunities for full-spectrum political engagement for young people, issue advocacy and leadership training. Through leadership training programs, aim to achieve short-term policy wins and to create leaders capable of transforming local politics and achieving longer-term policy change.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Chicago Votes Action Fund
Chicago Votes Action Fund
2014
Chicago, IL

Provide opportunities for full-spectrum political engagement for young people, issue advocacy and leadership training. Through leadership training programs, aim to achieve short-term policy wins and to create leaders capable of transforming local politics and achieving longer-term policy change.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Chicago Youth Voices Network

Chicago Youth Voices Network
Chicago Youth Interactive, 2012
Chicago, IL

Chicago Youth Interactive is a public education and civic engagement project to bring media products made by Chicago youth to an expanded audience of students and teachers in the Chicago Public School system.

Chicago, IL, USA
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City Bureau

City Bureau
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ommunity-Driven Journalism, 2017
Chicago, IL

Working to create a more democratic and responsive media landscape in Chicago.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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CivicMedia-Minnesota Production
CivicMedia-Minnesota
Community Connections, 2014
St Paul, MN

Supplement TruthToTell's community-based "Community Connections" series of remote radio/television specials by redesigning and upgrading TruthToTell.org to ensure that it remains a hub for hyper-local issue information and updates, plus an administrative tool, a marketing platform and community forum.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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CivicMedia-Minnesota Production Co.
CivicMedia-Minnesota Production Co., Inc.
Interactive Website Project, 2009
St. Paul, MN

Develop and launch an interactive website in pursuit of building and expanding capacity as a grassroots, community based producer of broadcast/cablecast local and state public affairs content.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable

Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
Core Support, 2015
Denver, CO

Provide core support in 2015 for Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable, a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3)organization that works together with a network of forty-three other charitable organizations dedicated to achieving an inclusive, engaged, just and equitable state for all Coloradans.

Denver, CO, United States
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Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
2014
Denver, CO

Build a diverse coalition of organizations that represents all Coloradoans and engage people and organizations in order to make social change through increased civic participation.
Denver, CO, USA
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Colorado Families for a Fair Wage

Colorado Families for a Fair Wage
Working Together to Help Build a Fair Economy, 2016
Denver, CO

Colorado Families for a Fair Wage is working on a 2016 statewide ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage to $12 by 2020 with the idea that low-wage workers in Colorado are falling behind. Working full time at minimum wage is not enough to support the basic cost of living in most communities in Colorado. Colorado Families for a Fair Wage believes that raising the minimum wage to $12 by 2020 is an important step toward the promise of work as a pathway out of poverty and will spur economic growth in communities across the state.

Denver, CO, United States
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Colorado Immigrant Funders Collaborative

Colorado Immigrant Funders Collaborative
Supporting Immigrants, 2017
Denver, CO

Assisting immigrant-serving organizations with building capacity to support outreach, education and legal services across Colorado.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)
Core Support, 2015
Denver, CO

Provide core support in 2015 for Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC), a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state.

Denver, CO, United States
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Colorado Progressive Action

Colorado Progressive Action
Inspiring and Mobilizing in 2014 Election, 2014
Denver, CO

Turn out 5,000 Raising American Electorate voters in key legislative districts and in the Secretary of State race, by door-to-door outreach.

Denver, CO, USA
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Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago
Environmental Journalism and Public Health Workshop, 2010
Chicago, IL

Help Chicago area high school students and their instructors understand the interlocking relationship between the environment and public health. Also demonstrate the power of environmental journalism to effect change on many levels; from the action of individuals at their educational institutions, to the shaping of public policy.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Columbia Links
Columbia Links
Youth Media Program, 2014
Chicago , IL

Build expertise, relationships, skills and opportunities that connect students, teachers and volunteers through journalism, in the process revitalizing youth media in Chicago.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Common Cause Hawaii
Common Cause Hawaii
Civic*Celerator, 2013
Honolulu, HI

Raise awareness of money in politics by engaging the creativity of a local community of programmers to develop user friendly applications that can provide relevant information about political candidates and the amounts and sources of their financial support to voters and prospective voters, primarily through mobile devices.
Honolulu, HI, USA
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Common Cause Illinois

Common Cause Illinois
Increasing Voter Engagement, 2016
Chicago, IL

Common Cause Illinois (CCIL) is a nonpartisan watchdog group whose mission is to promote open, ethical and accountable government at the local, state and national levels by educating and mobilizing the people of Illinois. With support from Voqal, CCIL looks to increase voter engagement in Illinois by working for a fairer election system that gets the money out of politics, increasing voter participation through the passage and implementation of automatic voter registration, and reforming the redistricting process to ensure legislative districts accurately represent their populations.

Chicago, IL, United States
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Common Cause Oregon

Common Cause Oregon
Campaign Finance Reform, 2016
Portland, OR

Common Cause will build out the coalition and campaigns needed to pass two parallel reforms for small donor public financing programs — one in the city of Portland and one at the Oregon state legislature. In the process, it plans to build a stronger democracy movement by building on anticipated campaign finance reform victories across the country to inspire, motivate and empower.

Portland, OR, United States
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Common Cause Oregon

Common Cause Oregon
Campaign Finance Reform: Building on Success, 2017
Portland, OR

Work to build on Portland's small donor campaign finance reform victory by organizing to pass a similar initiative statewide in Oregon.  

Portland Oregon, United States of America
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Communikey

Communikey
Communikey Festival 2013 Sponsorship, 2013
Boulder, CO

Facilitate forward thinking cultural experiences that emphasize the intersection of sound, design and technology in artistic forms.

Boulder, CO, USA
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Communities United

Communities United
Advancing Civic Engagement Among Millennials of Color, 2016
Chicago, IL

Communities United is a grassroots community organization that addresses the root causes of social, racial and economic injustice at a neighborhood, citywide, statewide and national level. Thanks to support from Voqal, Communities United will work to advance civic engagement efforts among millennials of color and engage in progressive policy agenda setting to address issues of school arrests and the ongoing criminalization of youth of color, shift the public narrative to a youth-led perspective, and move investment away from policing and incarceration to school and community support through a racial equity lens.

Chicago, IL, United States
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Community Renewal Society
Community Renewal Society
Education: Then, Now, Next. Celebrating 25 Years of Catalyst Chicago, 2015
Chicago, IL

Conduct a community engagement campaign that gives voice to audiences who struggle to be heard and brings diverse audiences together to learn about and discuss important issues of teaching and learning.
Chicago, IL, United States
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Community TV Network
Community TV Network
Peace in the Streets: Ending Chicago Youth Violence, 2014
Chicago, IL

Engage young people from three distinct neighborhoods to investigate and document/videotape the issue of violence and community created solutions. Through this project youth will research, interview and document persons and organizations in their neighborhoods who are working to resolve this issue.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Community TV Network
Community TV Network
The Be-Seen Project, 2011
Chicago, IL

A youth-designed and youth-led initiative to collect, distribute and discuss the stories of young people in Chicago that lead to positive discourse around issues of immediate importance to them and their communities.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Community TV Network
Community TV Network
Rooftop Wars, 2009
Chicago, IL

Rooftop Wars is a 12-minute narrative film shot entirely in the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen. The film is about how children see the world. It is meant to deconstruct stereotypes, promote better understanding between Americans and different origins, and investigate the constant "state of war" present in American Culture.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Community TV Network
Community TV Network
True Men, 2009
Chicago, IL

True Men (a Michael Chandler project) is a documentary that examines how African American men are finding ways to cope with the recent economic downturn.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Domestic Workers Legacy Fund
Domestic Workers Legacy Fund
Social Insurance for Long-Term Care in Hawaii, 2015
Honolulu, HI

Support advocacy efforts to advance progressive legislation in Hawaii that would create the nation’s first publicly-funded, mandatory long-term care insurance program.
Honolulu, HI, United States
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FairVote Minnesota
FairVote Minnesota
2015
Minneapolis, MN

Focus on progressive voting systems that lead to greater competitiveness, better representation and more participation in elections.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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FairVote Minnesota
FairVote Minnesota
Expanding Ranked Choice Voting in Minnesota, 2014
Minneapolis, MN

Focus on progressive voting systems that lead to greater competitiveness, better representation and more participation in elections.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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FairVote Minnesota

FairVote Minnesota
Expanding Ranked Choice Voting in Minnesota, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

Working for better democracy through public education and advocacy. FairVote Minnesota focuses on progressive voting systems that lead to greater competitiveness, better representation and more participation in elections. Building on its success in Minneapolis and St. Paul, it is working to pass a local options bill and expand Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in other Minnesota communities.

Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Flyback Productions
Flyback Productions
Skate or Die, 2009
Chicago, IL

Support a filmmaking production company in Chicago that has worked with a reporter from the Chicago Tribune on a film telling the story of kids from Chicago's worst neighborhoods, who have found an escape from gang life and violence in skateboarding.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Free Spirit Media
Free Spirit Media 
Free Spirit Media's Journalism Program Portfolio and Community Engagement, 2015
Chicago, IL

Free Spirit Media seeks to strengthen its solutions-journalism practices and participatory distribution ventures to activate critical social dialogue and civic engagement.
Chicago, IL, United States
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Free Spirit Media

Free Spirit Media
Journalism Program Portfolio and Community Engagement, 2016
Chicago, IL

Free Spirit Media (FSM) provides education, access and opportunity in media production to over 500 underserved urban youth every year. FSM is passionately committed to cultivating diverse youth voices on Chicago’s south and west sides through high-quality media-making programs. With Voqal’s support, Free Spirit Media will strengthen its solutions-journalism practices and participatory distribution ventures to activate critical social dialogue and civic engagement in 2016 and 2017.

Chicago, IL, United States
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Friends of the Children - Portland
Friends of the Children - Portland
Literacy Launch Pad, 2013
Portland, OR

Literacy Launch Pad provides literacy support to children at risk of failing to read proficiently by the end of the third grade, a critical milestone widely accepted as a predictor of long-term success. The project involves a two-part approach: (1) Leverage of community expertise to provide individualized intervention for our 1st-3rd grade children not reading at grade level; and (2) Year-round supplemental literacy support by our Friends (professional mentors) for K-5 program children.
Portland, OR, USA
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Friends of the Children - Portland
Friends of the Children - Portland
Literacy Launch Pad, 2011
Portland, OR

The National Institute on Child Health and Human Development has identified third grade reading benchmark attainment as a predictor of success in school, work, and life. Despite important progress with current literacy programming, 30% of program third graders do not meet reading benchmarks annually. Literacy Launch Pad adds individualized assessment and intervention for our youngest program children not meeting grade level expectations and, therefore, most at risk of failing to learn to read.
Portland, OR, USA
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Friends of the Children - Portland
Friends of the Children - Portland
Friends of the Children, 2010
Portland, OR

Identify children at the age 5 or 6 living in highly disadvantaged circumstances who are exhibiting issues of concern in the classroom and provide paid, professional mentors (Friends) to these children for 12 1/2 years, through their high school graduation date. Help these children to overcome their difficult circumstances to achieve three long-term goals set for every child in the program: (1) Succeed in school with a minimal of a high school diploma or GED; (2) Avoid involvement in the juvenile justice system; and (3) Avoid early parenting.
Portland, OR, USA
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Gordon Tech College Prep
Gordon Tech College Prep
Make, Learn, Innovate at Gordon College Prep, 2013
Chicago, IL

Design, construct and equip Make to Learn Innovation Spaces. The spaces will be open to students from Gordon and community residents. Through the Director of Connected Learning and using technology, digital media, and cultural resources, users will be introduced to connected learning and invited to identify, explore, create and present projects that promote information literacy, science, engineering, social justice and civic engagement.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Great Education Action Fund

Great Education Action Fund
Building Blocks for a 2016 TABOR Reprieve, 2015
Denver, CO

Create the infrastructure for a powerful grassroots effort to ensure passage of a ballot initiative in 2016 that, at least, allows the state to retain and spend all revenues, irrespective of TABOR limits.

Denver, CO, United States
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Great Education Action Fund
Great Education Action Fund
Education Financing Referendum - Field Plan, 2013
Denver, CO

Provide deep, grassroots field support for passage of Amendment 66.
Denver, CO, USA
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Great Education Colorado

Great Education Colorado
Building Towards a Long-Term Movement for Education Funding, 2017
Denver, CO

Establish feedback loops within key communities to ensure the work is informed by the views and concerns of all constituencies. The work will also build toward a broader, long-term movement for fiscal reform.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
New Americans Democracy Initiative, 2015
Chicago, IL

Engage and immerse youth (Millennials) in the political process in support of immigrant rights and utilize training, education, technology, a robust media campaign, and social media to execute this objective.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Youth Civic Leadership Academy (YCLA), 2014
Chicago, IL

Empower youth to be forces of change within their communities, by training immigrant and non-immigrant youth on civic engagement, community organizing and outreach, volunteerism and leadership development.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Enhancing Youth Civic Engagement, 2017
Chicago, IL

Dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social and political life of a diverse society, ICIRR will enhance youth civic engagement through education and empowerment using social media and technology.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Illinois Humanities

Illinois Humanities
Community Engagement, 2017
Chicago, IL

Partnering with media and community organizations to provide facilitation training and support for events that aim to provide a means for communities to shape and inform the way the issues that matter to them get covered.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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In Progress
In Progress
2014
Saint Paul, MN

Engage young people, parents and knowledgeable citizens in a discussion about the deep and personal impact of Minnesota’s educational divide.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California
Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California
Mobile Voices, 2010
Los Angeles, CA

Promote popular communication by first generation immigrants in Los Angeles, helping them gain increased media and technology skills for community building, and enabling their participation in citizen journalism as they learn to publish multimedia stories about their lives and communities directly from their mobile phones.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Jake Pankratz Saner
Jake Pankratz Saner
The Inaudibles, 2008
Chicago, IL

The film is a oral history of multiple generations of people involved in civil rights and the anti-war movement of the 1950's and 1960's.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Kartemquin

Kartemquin Films
Filmmaker Development Programs, 2016
Chicago, IL

Kartemquin (KTQ) is a collaborative center for documentary media makers who seek to foster a more engaged and empowered society. KTQ’s filmmaker development work centers on three flagship programs: Diverse Voices in Docs, the KTQ Internship program and KTQ Labs Feedback Screening program. With Voqal’s support, KTQ will educate and engage diverse filmmakers in the changes in the documentary making field to ensure they are competitive practitioners of their profession

Chicago, IL, United States
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Kartemquin Films
Kartemquin Films
Filmmaker Development Programs, 2015
Chicago, IL

Provide advanced training to 12 mid-career filmmakers of color annually, provide a semester-long program for 18 aspiring documentary filmmakers per year and provide a free program where filmmakers present their demos and rough cuts to the Kartemquin community in return for constructive critique.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Kartemquin Films
Kartemquin Films
Filmmaker Development Programs, 2014
Chicago, IL

Provide advanced training and opportunities to 15-20 mid-career filmmakers of color annually and provide a part-time, semester-long internship program for 18 aspiring documentary filmmakers per year.
Chicago, IL, USA
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KFAI, Fresh Air
KFAI, Fresh Air, Inc.
Twin Cities East Metro Audience Expansion Action Plan, 2009
Minneapolis, MN

Maximize the signal power increase launched in November 2008 to increase its community radio listeners in Ramsey, Washington and Dakota counties in Minnesota. This project will include translator equipment replacement and/or upgrades, along with outreach and marketing efforts oriented towards organizations, businesses and listeners in the Twin Cities' East Metro area.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Latino Community Foundation of Colorado

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado
Colorado Immigrant Funders Collaborative, 2015
Denver, CO

Engage state and local funders across the country to support immigration administrative relief implementation; maximize knowledge and shared learning among grantmakers and other stakeholders; and leverage new resources for local communities.

Denver, CO, United States
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Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE)

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE)
Protecting Clean Election Law, 2017
Portland, ME

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization working to ensure that Maine’s campaign finance laws, elections and government serve the public interest, both in principle and in practice. MCCE works to protect Maine’s strengthened Clean Election Law in 2017 and beyond.

Portland Maine, United States of America
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Media Institute for Social Change
Media Institute for Social Change
Expanding Capacity, 2015
Portland, OR

The Media Institute for Social Change trains and empowers public interest media producers.
Portland, OR, United States
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Media Mobilizing Project
Media Mobilizing Project
#PhillyEducation is #UnderAttack, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

Use incisive research, new media and participatory story collecting to expose - and hold accountable - those responsible for the crisis in Philly public schools. Build a coherent narrative that empowers citizens and community members to unite to uphold Philadelphia’s right to quality education.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Media Mobilizing Project
Media Mobilizing Project
Community Journalism and Digital Inclusion Initiative, 2010
Philadelphia, PA

Harness technology for progressive social change to facilitate the training of low-income workers, youth and immigrants in Philadelphia in media production skills, along with develop an independent distribution platform through the web and SMS text messaging.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Melange
Melange
Rural Broadband Campaign, 2016
Knoxville, TN

Utilize lobbying, public education and research to secure the development and implementation of affordable publicly-owned broadband for rural Tennesseans.
Knoxville, TN, United States
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MIGIZI Communications
MIGIZI Communications
Media Mentors for Social Justice, 2014
Minneapolis, MN

Work directly with American Indian high-school students to reach over 10,000 young people across the world with its multi-layered media messages of justice for all.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation
Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation, Inc.
Core Support, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

Mikva Challenge opens up spaces for democratic education and youth participation in Chicago schools and government, prioritizing the needs of low-income youth and under-resourced Chicago neighborhoods and schools.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation
Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation, Inc.
Youth Community Problem Solving through Digital Activism, 2013
Chicago, Illinois

Support teachers and students as they (1) examine their community, (2) choose an issue, (3) research the issue and set a goal, (4) analyze power, (5) develop strategies and (6) take action to affect policy.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Mindy Faber (Faultline Media)
Mindy Faber (Faultline Media)
Chicago Youth 2.0, 2008
Chicago, IL

Chicago Youth 2.0 is a documentary that crafts a rare close up look at a burgeoning movement of young urban digital creators in Chicago who are using participatory media for social activism, public voice and civic engagement.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Minnesota Community Foundation
Minnesota Community Foundation
GiveMN/SuperUser Initiative, 2010
St. Paul, MN

Convene a core group of nonprofit organizations to study and develop strategies for integrating online fundraising and communication tactics into organizational development plans. This will also inform other nonprofits of strategic planning and website development delivering a greater service to the Minnesota nonprofit community and ultimately growing online giving.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
Voting Rights Expansion in Minnesota, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Working in strong coalition, MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change will expand enfranchisement laws in MN, and in the process, will train and support hundreds of new civic engagement leaders for MN communities.
Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Momentum Alliance
Momentum Alliance
Civic Engagement and Equity Leadership Cohorts, 2015
Portland, OR

Develop two young people led cohorts that focus on building long-term civic engagement and equity advocates.
Portland, OR, USA
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Momentum Alliance
Momentum Alliance
Leveraging Momentum (LM), 2014
Portland, OR

Build a network of 200 social justice leaders under 30 in the Portland-Vancouver area seeking to diversify decision-making, build alliances between social justice movements, alter relations of power and advocate for just public policies.
Portland, OR, USA
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Mozilla Foundation
Mozilla Foundation
Web Made Movies: A Story Told in Code, 2011
Chicago, IL

Lead 5 to 10 Chicago youth in the design and development of web-based, story-driven productions based on the progressive themes, characters, plot points and technology of Cory Doctorow's young adult novel Little Brother. Allow Mozilla and Free Spirit Media to educate Chicago youth and seed innovation in the way stories are produced and told online. The partnership will leave its participants with key skills they can use to participate in a new form of media literacy based on shared creation and the maker/doer ethic of the open web.
Chicago, IL, USA
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NARAL Pro Choice Colorado
NARAL Pro Choice Colorado
Personhood Ballot Initiative Campaign, 2014
Denver, CO

Develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive health choices, including preventing unintended pregnancies, bearing healthy children and choosing legal abortion.
Denver, CO, USA
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NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado
Core Support, 2015
Denver, CO

Provide core support in 2015 for NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, which works to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive health choices, including preventing unintended pregnancies, bearing healthy children and choosing legal abortion.

Denver, CO, United States
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NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado
Engaging Colorado Citizens, 2016 
Denver, CO

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Inc. is a statewide political organization and a key partner in the pro-choice movement. The organization works to build and expand a community of voters that engages in the political process to ensure every woman the right to access a full range of reproductive health choices, including preventing unintended pregnancies, bearing healthy children and choosing safe and legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado will conduct a robust GOTV campaign in 2016 aimed at engaging over 18,000 Colorado citizens in the upcoming election.

Denver, CO, United States
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National Lawyers Guild Foundation

National Lawyers Guild Foundation
Defending Dissent & the First Amendment in the Aftermath of the 2008 Republican National Convention, 2009
Minneapolis, MN

Support and develop ongoing work to defend the right to dissent and the First Amendment in the aftermath of the 2008 Republican National Convention held in St. Paul, MN.

Minneapolis, MN, USA
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New Era Colorado

New Era Colorado
Core Support, 2015
Denver, CO

Provide core support in 2015 for New Era Colorado, a multi-issue organization committed to engaging, educating and training a new generation of active citizens and young leaders in Colorado.

Denver, CO, United States
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New Era Colorado Action Fund
New Era Colorado Action Fund
2014
Denver, CO

Engage, educate and train a new generation of active citizens and young leaders in Colorado. Provide the resources and tools for young people to gain collective power in all levels of the democratic process, including issue organizing, electoral mobilization and the legislative process.
Denver, CO, USA
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New Mexico Foundation for Open Government

New Mexico Foundation for Open Government
New Mexico Lobbying Transparency Project, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lobby for legislation to improve disclosure of campaign finance contributions and lobbyist spending in New Mexico.

Albuquerque, NM, United States
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2016

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Melange: 35.960638, -83.920739
TakeAction Minnesota: 44.953703, -93.089958
FairVote Minnesota: 44.983334, -93.266670
Chicago Votes : 41.878114, -87.629798
Common Cause Illinois: 41.878114, -87.629798
Communities United: 41.878114, -87.629798
Kartemquin: 41.878114, -87.629798
Young Invincibles: 41.878114, -87.629798
Roosevelt Forward: 41.878114, -87.629798
Free Spirit Media: 41.878114, -87.629798
Colorado Families for a Fair Wage: 39.739236, -104.990251
Center for Community Change Action: 39.739236, -104.990251
Progress Now Colorado: 39.739236, -104.990251
Progress Now Colorado: 39.739236, -104.990251
The New Era Colorado Action Fund : 39.739236, -104.990251
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado: 39.739236, -104.990251
Our Oregon: 45.523062, -122.676482
Common Cause Oregon: 45.523062, -122.676482
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Center for Community Change Action

Center for Community Change Action
Educating and Engaging Colorado Latinos, 2016
Denver, CO

Center for Community Change Action (CCCA) builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better. CCCA will work with local and national groups in Colorado as part of the c4 Latino Roundtable to help educate and engage Colorado Latinos and mobilize them to vote in the 2016 election.

Denver, CO, United States
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Chicago Votes

Chicago Votes 
Developing a New Generation of Leaders, 2016
Chicago, IL

Chicago Votes is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization building a more inclusive democracy by putting power in the hands of young Chicagoans. It engages and develops a new generation of leaders by opening the doors of government and politics to young people from all corners of the city. Thanks to the support from Voqal, Chicago Votes will use training-based fellowship, internship and volunteer programs to break down barriers that keep young people of color from actively participating in the political process. Chicago Votes will actively work to leverage the youth vote during the 2016 election and beyond.

Chicago, IL, USA
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Colorado Families for a Fair Wage

Colorado Families for a Fair Wage
Working Together to Help Build a Fair Economy, 2016
Denver, CO

Colorado Families for a Fair Wage is working on a 2016 statewide ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage to $12 by 2020 with the idea that low-wage workers in Colorado are falling behind. Working full time at minimum wage is not enough to support the basic cost of living in most communities in Colorado. Colorado Families for a Fair Wage believes that raising the minimum wage to $12 by 2020 is an important step toward the promise of work as a pathway out of poverty and will spur economic growth in communities across the state.

Denver, CO, United States
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Common Cause Illinois

Common Cause Illinois
Increasing Voter Engagement, 2016
Chicago, IL

Common Cause Illinois (CCIL) is a nonpartisan watchdog group whose mission is to promote open, ethical and accountable government at the local, state and national levels by educating and mobilizing the people of Illinois. With support from Voqal, CCIL looks to increase voter engagement in Illinois by working for a fairer election system that gets the money out of politics, increasing voter participation through the passage and implementation of automatic voter registration, and reforming the redistricting process to ensure legislative districts accurately represent their populations.

Chicago, IL, United States
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Common Cause Oregon

Common Cause Oregon
Campaign Finance Reform, 2016
Portland, OR

Common Cause will build out the coalition and campaigns needed to pass two parallel reforms for small donor public financing programs — one in the city of Portland and one at the Oregon state legislature. In the process, it plans to build a stronger democracy movement by building on anticipated campaign finance reform victories across the country to inspire, motivate and empower.

Portland, OR, United States
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Communities United

Communities United
Advancing Civic Engagement Among Millennials of Color, 2016
Chicago, IL

Communities United is a grassroots community organization that addresses the root causes of social, racial and economic injustice at a neighborhood, citywide, statewide and national level. Thanks to support from Voqal, Communities United will work to advance civic engagement efforts among millennials of color and engage in progressive policy agenda setting to address issues of school arrests and the ongoing criminalization of youth of color, shift the public narrative to a youth-led perspective, and move investment away from policing and incarceration to school and community support through a racial equity lens.

Chicago, IL, United States
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FairVote Minnesota

FairVote Minnesota
Expanding Ranked Choice Voting in Minnesota, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

Working for better democracy through public education and advocacy. FairVote Minnesota focuses on progressive voting systems that lead to greater competitiveness, better representation and more participation in elections. Building on its success in Minneapolis and St. Paul, it is working to pass a local options bill and expand Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in other Minnesota communities.

Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Free Spirit Media

Free Spirit Media
Journalism Program Portfolio and Community Engagement, 2016
Chicago, IL

Free Spirit Media (FSM) provides education, access and opportunity in media production to over 500 underserved urban youth every year. FSM is passionately committed to cultivating diverse youth voices on Chicago’s south and west sides through high-quality media-making programs. With Voqal’s support, Free Spirit Media will strengthen its solutions-journalism practices and participatory distribution ventures to activate critical social dialogue and civic engagement in 2016 and 2017.

Chicago, IL, United States
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Kartemquin

Kartemquin Films
Filmmaker Development Programs, 2016
Chicago, IL

Kartemquin (KTQ) is a collaborative center for documentary media makers who seek to foster a more engaged and empowered society. KTQ’s filmmaker development work centers on three flagship programs: Diverse Voices in Docs, the KTQ Internship program and KTQ Labs Feedback Screening program. With Voqal’s support, KTQ will educate and engage diverse filmmakers in the changes in the documentary making field to ensure they are competitive practitioners of their profession

Chicago, IL, United States
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Melange
Melange
Rural Broadband Campaign, 2016
Knoxville, TN

Utilize lobbying, public education and research to secure the development and implementation of affordable publicly-owned broadband for rural Tennesseans.
Knoxville, TN, United States
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NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado
Engaging Colorado Citizens, 2016 
Denver, CO

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Inc. is a statewide political organization and a key partner in the pro-choice movement. The organization works to build and expand a community of voters that engages in the political process to ensure every woman the right to access a full range of reproductive health choices, including preventing unintended pregnancies, bearing healthy children and choosing safe and legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado will conduct a robust GOTV campaign in 2016 aimed at engaging over 18,000 Colorado citizens in the upcoming election.

Denver, CO, United States
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Our Oregon

Our Oregon
Engaging Communities of Color in Tax Reforms, 2016
Portland, OR

Our Oregon hired an organizer to better engage communities of color in its efforts to pass a ballot measure to increase the Oregon state corporate minimum tax for corporations that have over $25 million in sales in Oregon. The revenue generated from this measure will be directed to spending on K-12 public schools, health care and senior services.

Portland, OR, United States
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Progress Now Colorado

Progress Now Colorado
Spotlighting and Correcting Media Misinformation, 2016
Denver, CO

As the state’s largest online multi-issue education and advocacy organization, Progress Now Colorado acts as a public relations shop promoting progressive ideals. Progress Now is spotlighting and correcting media misinformation (omissions, misrepresentation, factual errors) in Colorado.

Denver, CO, United States
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Progress Now Colorado

Progress Now Colorado
Empowering Colorado's Latino Millennials, 2016
Denver, CO

As the state’s largest online multi-issue education and advocacy organization, Progress Now Colorado acts as a public relations shop promoting progressive ideals. Through its Generation Latino project, Progress Now aims to empower and ignite the collective energy, imagination and creativity of Colorado's Latino millennial community to motivate them towards higher rates of civic engagement.

 

Denver, CO, United States
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Roosevelt Forward

Roosevelt Forward
NextGen Illinois Coalition, 2016
Chicago, IL

Roosevelt Forward brings together thousands of thinkers and doers working to redefine the rules that guide our social and economic realities. It rethinks and reshapes everything from local policy to federal legislation, orienting toward a new economic and political system: one built by many for the good of all. Thanks to support from Voqal, Roosevelt will lead the NextGen Illinois Coalition in implementing a coordinated plan to strengthen youth civic infrastructure in Chicago and statewide.

Chicago, IL, United States
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TakeAction Minnesota

TakeAction Minnesota
Mobilizing Marginalized Constituencies, 2016
St. Paul, MN

Using digital communication strategies to identify, recruit and mobilize constituencies that have been marginalized in Minnesota's political arena. TakeAction MN will deploy this grassroots base to advance policy changes in the state legislature that restore the vote to people with criminal records and guarantee earned sick time for all Minnesota workers.

Saint Paul, MN, USA
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The New Era Colorado Action Fund

The New Era Colorado Action Fund
Mobilizing Young People in Support of Progressive Issues, 2016
Denver, CO

The New Era Colorado Action fund works to reinvent politics, mobilizing and empowering young people to advance progressive change through elections and advocacy. In 2016, New Era Colorado plans on registering up to 50,000 young people to vote in Colorado, mobilizing them in support of progressive issues and equipping them with the information they need to know where candidates stand on those issues.
 

Denver, CO, United States
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Young Invincibles

Young Invincibles
Student Impact Project, 2016
Chicago, IL

Young Invincibles represents the interests of 18 to 34 year-olds and makes sure their perspective is heard wherever decisions about their collective future are being made. It conducts cutting-edge policy research and analysis, shares the stories of young adults, designs campaigns to educate them on important issue areas, informs and mobilizes millennials and advocates to change the status quo. Thanks to support from Voqal, its Student Impact Project will strengthen the voice of young adults on higher education policies in Illinois by providing advocacy tools for them to make their voices heard.

Chicago, IL, United States

2015

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ACLU of Colorado: 39.739236, -104.990251
Chicago Filmmakers: 41.878114, -87.629798
Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU): 40.014986, -105.270546
Community Renewal Society: 41.878114, -87.629798
Free Spirit Media: 41.878114, -87.629798
The Schools Project: 41.878114, -87.629798
Media Institute for Social Change: 45.523062, -122.676482
MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change: 44.977753, -93.265011
New Mexico Foundation for Open Government: 35.110703, -106.609991
Oregon Progressive Fund: 45.523062, -122.676482
OutFront Minnesota: 44.977753, -93.265011
ProgressNow Colorado: 39.739236, -104.990251
The Uptake Institute: 44.953703, -93.089958
University of Colorado Foundation: 40.014986, -105.270546
XRAY.fm: 45.523062, -122.676482
FairVote Minnesota: 44.983334, -93.266670
TakeAction Minnesota: 44.953703, -93.089958
Young Invincibles: 41.878114, -87.629798
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights: 41.878114, -87.629798
Kartemquin Films: 41.878114, -87.629798
Chicago Votes Action Fund: 41.878114, -87.629798
Univ. of Chicago, Black Youth Project: 41.878114, -87.629798
Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation: 41.878114, -87.629798
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado: 39.739236, -104.990251
New Era Colorado: 39.739236, -104.990251
Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable : 39.739236, -104.990251
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC): 39.739236, -104.990251
Great Education Action Fund: 39.739236, -104.990251
Latino Community Foundation of Colorado: 39.739236, -104.990251
Together Colorado Action : 39.739236, -104.990251
Rights for All People / Colorado People\'s Alliance: 39.739236, -104.990251
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon: 45.523062, -122.676482
Oregon Voice: 45.523062, -122.676482
Causa Oregon: 44.942898, -123.035096
Momentum Alliance: 45.523452, -122.676207
Oregon Bus Project: 45.523062, -122.676482
Saint Paul Neighborhood Network: 44.953703, -93.089958
Twin Cities Media Alliance: 44.977753, -93.265011
Voices for Racial Justice: 44.977753, -93.265011
Domestic Workers Legacy Fund: 21.306944, -157.858333
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ACLU of Colorado

ACLU of Colorado 
Colorado Legislative Priorities, 2015
Denver, CO

Taking a proactive approach by advancing legislation that promotes civil rights and civil liberties, while also actively working to defeat bills or ballot measures that would infringe on individual rights and liberties.

Denver, CO, United States
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Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Asian Pacific Islander Movement Building in Oregon, 2015
Portland, OR

A statewide, grassroots organization, uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice through empowering, organizing and advocating.
Portland, OR, United States
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Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
Online Integration and Improvement Project, 2015
Boulder, CO

Redesign, update and upgrade the main KGNU website.
Boulder, CO, United States
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Causa Oregon
Causa Oregon
New Latino Voter Engagement Project, 2015
Salem, OR

Develop a first Latino Equity Voter list by contacting and identifying newly registered Latino voters through the New Motor Voter law that support social and economic justice issues.
Salem, OR, USA
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Chicago Filmmakers

Chicago Filmmakers
2015 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, 2015
Chicago, IL

Support independent filmmakers and the production of work that reflects community diversity in 2015.

Chicago, IL, United States
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Chicago Votes Action Fund
Chicago Votes Action Fund
2015
Chicago, IL

Continue work with young Chicagoans through training-based fellowship, internship, and volunteer programs aimed at breaking down virtual and tangible barriers to young people of color actively
participating in the political process.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable

Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
Core Support, 2015
Denver, CO

Provide core support in 2015 for Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable, a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3)organization that works together with a network of forty-three other charitable organizations dedicated to achieving an inclusive, engaged, just and equitable state for all Coloradans.

Denver, CO, United States
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Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)
Core Support, 2015
Denver, CO

Provide core support in 2015 for Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC), a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state.

Denver, CO, United States
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Community Renewal Society
Community Renewal Society
Education: Then, Now, Next. Celebrating 25 Years of Catalyst Chicago, 2015
Chicago, IL

Conduct a community engagement campaign that gives voice to audiences who struggle to be heard and brings diverse audiences together to learn about and discuss important issues of teaching and learning.
Chicago, IL, United States
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Domestic Workers Legacy Fund
Domestic Workers Legacy Fund
Social Insurance for Long-Term Care in Hawaii, 2015
Honolulu, HI

Support advocacy efforts to advance progressive legislation in Hawaii that would create the nation’s first publicly-funded, mandatory long-term care insurance program.
Honolulu, HI, United States
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FairVote Minnesota
FairVote Minnesota
2015
Minneapolis, MN

Focus on progressive voting systems that lead to greater competitiveness, better representation and more participation in elections.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Free Spirit Media
Free Spirit Media 
Free Spirit Media's Journalism Program Portfolio and Community Engagement, 2015
Chicago, IL

Free Spirit Media seeks to strengthen its solutions-journalism practices and participatory distribution ventures to activate critical social dialogue and civic engagement.
Chicago, IL, United States
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Great Education Action Fund

Great Education Action Fund
Building Blocks for a 2016 TABOR Reprieve, 2015
Denver, CO

Create the infrastructure for a powerful grassroots effort to ensure passage of a ballot initiative in 2016 that, at least, allows the state to retain and spend all revenues, irrespective of TABOR limits.

Denver, CO, United States
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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
New Americans Democracy Initiative, 2015
Chicago, IL

Engage and immerse youth (Millennials) in the political process in support of immigrant rights and utilize training, education, technology, a robust media campaign, and social media to execute this objective.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Kartemquin Films
Kartemquin Films
Filmmaker Development Programs, 2015
Chicago, IL

Provide advanced training to 12 mid-career filmmakers of color annually, provide a semester-long program for 18 aspiring documentary filmmakers per year and provide a free program where filmmakers present their demos and rough cuts to the Kartemquin community in return for constructive critique.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Latino Community Foundation of Colorado

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado
Colorado Immigrant Funders Collaborative, 2015
Denver, CO

Engage state and local funders across the country to support immigration administrative relief implementation; maximize knowledge and shared learning among grantmakers and other stakeholders; and leverage new resources for local communities.

Denver, CO, United States
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Media Institute for Social Change
Media Institute for Social Change
Expanding Capacity, 2015
Portland, OR

The Media Institute for Social Change trains and empowers public interest media producers.
Portland, OR, United States
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Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation
Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation, Inc.
Core Support, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

Mikva Challenge opens up spaces for democratic education and youth participation in Chicago schools and government, prioritizing the needs of low-income youth and under-resourced Chicago neighborhoods and schools.
Chicago, IL, USA
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MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
Voting Rights Expansion in Minnesota, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Working in strong coalition, MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change will expand enfranchisement laws in MN, and in the process, will train and support hundreds of new civic engagement leaders for MN communities.
Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Momentum Alliance
Momentum Alliance
Civic Engagement and Equity Leadership Cohorts, 2015
Portland, OR

Develop two young people led cohorts that focus on building long-term civic engagement and equity advocates.
Portland, OR, USA
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NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado
Core Support, 2015
Denver, CO

Provide core support in 2015 for NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, which works to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive health choices, including preventing unintended pregnancies, bearing healthy children and choosing legal abortion.

Denver, CO, United States
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New Era Colorado

New Era Colorado
Core Support, 2015
Denver, CO

Provide core support in 2015 for New Era Colorado, a multi-issue organization committed to engaging, educating and training a new generation of active citizens and young leaders in Colorado.

Denver, CO, United States
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New Mexico Foundation for Open Government

New Mexico Foundation for Open Government
New Mexico Lobbying Transparency Project, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lobby for legislation to improve disclosure of campaign finance contributions and lobbyist spending in New Mexico.

Albuquerque, NM, United States
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Oregon Bus Project
The Oregon Bus Project
Engaged Electorate with New Motor Voter and Expansion of Voting Access, 2015
Portland, OR

Building capacity within the New Motor Voter movement to build a strong millennial voice in Oregon while advancing voter access among young people, low income communities, and with people of color.
Portland, OR, United States
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Oregon Progressive Fund
Oregon Progressive Fund
Oregon Voter File Progressive Collaboration, 2015
Portland, OR

Renew, upgrade and maintain the active subscription to the voter file through the Voter Activation Network (VAN).
Portland, OR, United States
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Oregon Voice
Oregon Voice
Oregon Voice Communications Academy, 2015
Portland, OR

Oregon Voice’s Communications Academy will build Oregon’s movements for social justice by growing community organizations’ capacity & skills in communications work.
Portland, OR, United States
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OutFront Minnesota
OutFront Minnesota 2015
Minneapolis, MN

OutFront Minnesota works to create a safe, equitable and affirming climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in Minnesota.
Minneapolis, MN, United States
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ProgressNow Colorado

ProgressNow Colorado
Core Support, 2015
Denver, CO

Provide core support in 2015 for ProgressNow, which works with states to promote progressive ideas and causes through earned media strategies and cutting-edge new media.

Denver, CO, United States
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Rights for All People / Colorado People's Alliance

Rights for All People / Colorado People's Alliance
Merger Support, 2015
Denver, CO

Rights for All People has become Colorado People's Alliance (COPA). COPA is a multi-racial, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing and winning progressive social change.

Denver, CO, United States
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Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
Capital Campaign 2015
St. Paul, MN

The first phase will create a more dynamic space that allows for greater community member technology access, organizational visibility, audience development, and a stronger staffing pattern. The second phase will harness the latest technologies to expand learning and collaboration opportunities.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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TakeAction Minnesota
TakeAction Minnesota
2015
St. Paul, MN

Work to improve advocacy using innovative digital tools and strengthen the digital capacity of allies around a shared vision for social change.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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The Schools Project
The School Project
Outreach Program, 2015
Chicago, IL

The School Project is a six-part documentary web series exploring the urgent issues currently facing the Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago, IL, United States
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The Uptake Institute
The Uptake Institute
2015 Video Coverage of the Minnesota Legislature, 2015
St. Paul, MN

Provide live and on demand video coverage of the Minnesota Legislature.
St Paul, MN, United States
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Together Colorado Action

Together Colorado Action
2016 Minimum Wage Initiative, 2015
Denver, CO

Work to win passage of a minimum wage ballot measure in 2016 in Colorado.

Denver, CO, United States
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Twin Cities Media Alliance
Twin Cities Media Alliance
Core Support, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Advance current work to equip community members – particularly individuals from and organizations that work with marginalized communities – with the power of media arts to define and amplify their narratives, connect across communities, and ultimately drive new thinking and engagement around their stories.
Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Univ. of Chicago, Black Youth Project

University of Chicago 
Black Youth Project, 2015
Chicago, IL

Guided by the belief that young people have the ability to lead cultural and political movements in their own communities and beyond, the Black Youth Project works with black youth to provide them with opportunities to define their experience and the politics and policies needed to improve their living conditions.

Chicago, IL, United States
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University of Colorado Foundation
University of Colorado Foundation
Computers to Youth, 2015
Boulder, CO

Provide high school students from low-income communities around Colorado with upgraded computers and hands-on training from CU student mentors.
Boulder, CO, United States
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Voices for Racial Justice

Voices for Racial Justice
Core Support, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Further its mission of advancing racial, cultural, social, and economic justice in Minnesota through organizer and leadership training, strategic convenings and campaigns, and the creation of research and policy tools.

Minneapolis, MN, United States
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XRAY.fm
XRAY.fm
Core Support, 2015
Portland, OR

XRAY.fm works to promote civic engagement using digital media and technology; to foster, broadcast and disseminate progressive discourse in the Portland community.
Portland, OR, United States
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Young Invincibles
Young Invincibles
2015
Chicago, IL

Support a youth-led initiative, Student Impact Project (SIP), in Chicago and lead a Chicago-based Digital and Advocacy youth table.
Chicago, IL, United States

2014

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The Colorado Independent: 39.737567, -104.984718
ProgressNow Colorado: 39.737567, -104.984718
Basic Rights Oregon: 45.523452, -122.676207
Causa Oregon: 44.942898, -123.035096
Chicago Votes Action Fund: 41.878114, -87.629798
Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable: 39.737567, -104.984718
Colorado Progressive Action: 39.737567, -104.984718
Columbia Links: 41.878114, -87.629798
Community TV Network: 41.878114, -87.629798
FairVote Minnesota: 44.983334, -93.266670
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights: 41.878114, -87.629798
In Progress: 44.953703, -93.089958
Kartemquin Films: 41.878114, -87.629798
Media Mobilizing Project: 39.952335, -75.163789
MIGIZI Communications: 44.983334, -93.266670
Momentum Alliance: 45.523452, -122.676207
NARAL Pro Choice Colorado: 39.737567, -104.984718
New Era Colorado Action Fund: 39.737567, -104.984718
Organizing Apprenticeship Project: 44.983334, -93.266670
Rights for All People: 39.729432, -104.831920
TakeAction Minnesota: 44.953703, -93.089958
Texans for Public Justice: 30.267153, -97.743061
The CivicLab: 41.878114, -87.629798
The Oregon Bus Project: 45.523452, -122.676207
Young Invincibles: 41.878114, -87.629798
CivicMedia-Minnesota Production: 44.953703, -93.089958
Chicago Votes Action Fund: 41.878114, -87.629798
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Basic Rights Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon
The Freedom to Marry for All Oregonians, 2014
Portland, OR

Grow public support for the freedom to marry by growing a broad and inclusive coalition, through leadership development and volunteer engagement and through outreach to key constituencies across the state.
Portland, OR, USA
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Causa Oregon
Causa Oregon
Safe Roads Referendum Campaign, 2014
Salem, OR

Carry out communications, civic engagement and coalition building activities to advance the Safe Roads Referendum, restoring driving privileges for all Oregon drivers regardless of immigration status.
Salem, OR, USA
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Chicago Votes Action Fund
Chicago Votes Action Fund
2014
Chicago, IL

Provide opportunities for full-spectrum political engagement for young people, issue advocacy and leadership training. Through leadership training programs, aim to achieve short-term policy wins and to create leaders capable of transforming local politics and achieving longer-term policy change.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Chicago Votes Action Fund
Chicago Votes Action Fund
2014
Chicago, IL

Provide opportunities for full-spectrum political engagement for young people, issue advocacy and leadership training. Through leadership training programs, aim to achieve short-term policy wins and to create leaders capable of transforming local politics and achieving longer-term policy change.
Chicago, IL, USA
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CivicMedia-Minnesota Production
CivicMedia-Minnesota
Community Connections, 2014
St Paul, MN

Supplement TruthToTell's community-based "Community Connections" series of remote radio/television specials by redesigning and upgrading TruthToTell.org to ensure that it remains a hub for hyper-local issue information and updates, plus an administrative tool, a marketing platform and community forum.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
2014
Denver, CO

Build a diverse coalition of organizations that represents all Coloradoans and engage people and organizations in order to make social change through increased civic participation.
Denver, CO, USA
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Colorado Progressive Action

Colorado Progressive Action
Inspiring and Mobilizing in 2014 Election, 2014
Denver, CO

Turn out 5,000 Raising American Electorate voters in key legislative districts and in the Secretary of State race, by door-to-door outreach.

Denver, CO, USA
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Columbia Links
Columbia Links
Youth Media Program, 2014
Chicago , IL

Build expertise, relationships, skills and opportunities that connect students, teachers and volunteers through journalism, in the process revitalizing youth media in Chicago.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Community TV Network
Community TV Network
Peace in the Streets: Ending Chicago Youth Violence, 2014
Chicago, IL

Engage young people from three distinct neighborhoods to investigate and document/videotape the issue of violence and community created solutions. Through this project youth will research, interview and document persons and organizations in their neighborhoods who are working to resolve this issue.
Chicago, IL, USA
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FairVote Minnesota
FairVote Minnesota
Expanding Ranked Choice Voting in Minnesota, 2014
Minneapolis, MN

Focus on progressive voting systems that lead to greater competitiveness, better representation and more participation in elections.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Youth Civic Leadership Academy (YCLA), 2014
Chicago, IL

Empower youth to be forces of change within their communities, by training immigrant and non-immigrant youth on civic engagement, community organizing and outreach, volunteerism and leadership development.
Chicago, IL, USA
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In Progress
In Progress
2014
Saint Paul, MN

Engage young people, parents and knowledgeable citizens in a discussion about the deep and personal impact of Minnesota’s educational divide.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Kartemquin Films
Kartemquin Films
Filmmaker Development Programs, 2014
Chicago, IL

Provide advanced training and opportunities to 15-20 mid-career filmmakers of color annually and provide a part-time, semester-long internship program for 18 aspiring documentary filmmakers per year.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Media Mobilizing Project
Media Mobilizing Project
#PhillyEducation is #UnderAttack, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

Use incisive research, new media and participatory story collecting to expose - and hold accountable - those responsible for the crisis in Philly public schools. Build a coherent narrative that empowers citizens and community members to unite to uphold Philadelphia’s right to quality education.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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MIGIZI Communications
MIGIZI Communications
Media Mentors for Social Justice, 2014
Minneapolis, MN

Work directly with American Indian high-school students to reach over 10,000 young people across the world with its multi-layered media messages of justice for all.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Momentum Alliance
Momentum Alliance
Leveraging Momentum (LM), 2014
Portland, OR

Build a network of 200 social justice leaders under 30 in the Portland-Vancouver area seeking to diversify decision-making, build alliances between social justice movements, alter relations of power and advocate for just public policies.
Portland, OR, USA
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NARAL Pro Choice Colorado
NARAL Pro Choice Colorado
Personhood Ballot Initiative Campaign, 2014
Denver, CO

Develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive health choices, including preventing unintended pregnancies, bearing healthy children and choosing legal abortion.
Denver, CO, USA
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New Era Colorado Action Fund
New Era Colorado Action Fund
2014
Denver, CO

Engage, educate and train a new generation of active citizens and young leaders in Colorado. Provide the resources and tools for young people to gain collective power in all levels of the democratic process, including issue organizing, electoral mobilization and the legislative process.
Denver, CO, USA
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Organizing Apprenticeship Project

Organizing Apprenticeship Project
Visions for Racial Equity, 2014
Minneapolis, MN

Engage community of color leaders in regions across Minnesota in creating and communicating an agenda for racial equity. Develop and share aligned print and video narratives that tell Minnesota’s racial justice story from the perspective of Minnesota’s diverse communities.

Minneapolis, MN, USA
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ProgressNow Colorado
ProgressNow Colorado
Media Monitoring Project, 2014
Denver, CO


Support media monitoring project in Colorado.
Denver, CO, United States
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Rights for All People
Rights for All People
Social Media and Website Effectiveness, 2014
Aurora, CO

Work to bring immigrant participation and leadership to the collaborative work of building the power necessary for progressive change in Colorado.
Aurora, CO, USA
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TakeAction Minnesota
TakeAction Minnesota
Building a Powerful New Political Constituency, 2014
St. Paul, MN

Work, through the integration of digital and traditional organizing, in the 2014 elections to build a powerful and enduring political constituency of people of color, ex-offenders in particular, so that this community is understood as a political force, capable of claiming power and driving its own agenda for change come 2015.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Texans for Public Justice
Texans for Public Justice
2014
Austin, TX

Work to add a clear voice to debates on political reform, consumer protection, civil justice and corporate accountabilitby by making extensive databases of enhanced Texas campaign finance and lobby spending data easily accessible to the public, thereby empowering others to put the data to use as they desire.
Austin, TX, USA
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The CivicLab
The CivicLab
2014
Chicago, IL

Building a community of practice through affordable co-working, meeting and event space; providing education by hosting workshops at the intersection of civics and DIY culture; and developing tools and research to activate and mobilize networks of change agents.
Chicago, IL, USA
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The Colorado Independent
The Colorado Independent
Core Funding, 2014
Denver, CO

Provide core support for The Colorado Independent, a nonprofit committed to producing important, intelligent, provocative, entertaining and fair journalism in Colorado. The goal of The Colorado Independent is to make impact, to inspire action by moving readers on important issues with stories that provide missing context, unearth buried facts, and amplify unheard voices.
Denver, CO, United States
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The Oregon Bus Project
The Oregon Bus Project
Engaging the Rising Oregon Electorate, 2014
Portland , OR

Engage and educate Millennial voters in Oregon about the 2014 ballot measure landscape through volunteer-driven grassroots field work, production and broad distribution of a Millennial voter guide and use of innovative social media and mobile technology to ensure strong voter turnout.
Portland, OR, USA
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Young Invincibles
Young Invincibles
2014
Chicago, IL

Strategic development of a new Midwest regional office in Chicago, as well as the implementation of the Next Generation Leadership Agenda, which will give rise to local youth-led campaigns for progressive change.
Chicago, IL, United States

2013

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Caldera: 45.523452, -122.676207
Chicago Filmmakers: 41.878114, -87.629798
Common Cause Hawaii: 21.306944, -157.858333
Communikey: 40.014986, -105.270546
Friends of the Children - Portland: 45.523452, -122.676207
Gordon Tech College Prep: 41.878114, -87.629798
Great Education Action Fund: 39.737567, -104.984718
Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation: 41.878114, -87.629798
Not An Alternative: 40.714353, -74.005973
One Colorado: 39.737567, -104.984718
Oregon Progressive Fund: 45.523452, -122.676207
ProgressNow Colorado: 39.737567, -104.984718
Proteus Action League: 42.652579, -73.756232
Reading Results: 45.523452, -122.676207
University of Colorado Foundation: 40.014986, -105.270546
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Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
Online Enhancement and Expansion Project, 2013
Boulder, CO

Development and introduction of three components: (1) New all-music online channel; (2) News portal with content management, sponsorship area and search optimization; and (3) Flexible mobile framework with improved promotional applications.
Boulder, CO, USA
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Caldera
Caldera
Caldera Youth Mentoring Program, 2013
Portland, OR

Caldera's Youth Mentoring Program provides year-round, in-depth mentoring and art and environmental education to 435 core youth participants (grades 6-12) from economically distressed communities in the Portland metro area and Central Oregon. In addition to the continuous work with core students, teaching mentors provide vital art- and environment-based programming, including performances, exhibits and workshops, to approximately 5,000 underserved students at partner middle schools.
Portland, OR, USA
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Chicago Filmmakers
Chicago Filmmakers
2014 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, 2013
Chicago, IL

Support independent filmmakers and the production of work that reflects community diversity in 2014.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Common Cause Hawaii
Common Cause Hawaii
Civic*Celerator, 2013
Honolulu, HI

Raise awareness of money in politics by engaging the creativity of a local community of programmers to develop user friendly applications that can provide relevant information about political candidates and the amounts and sources of their financial support to voters and prospective voters, primarily through mobile devices.
Honolulu, HI, USA
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Communikey

Communikey
Communikey Festival 2013 Sponsorship, 2013
Boulder, CO

Facilitate forward thinking cultural experiences that emphasize the intersection of sound, design and technology in artistic forms.

Boulder, CO, USA
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Friends of the Children - Portland
Friends of the Children - Portland
Literacy Launch Pad, 2013
Portland, OR

Literacy Launch Pad provides literacy support to children at risk of failing to read proficiently by the end of the third grade, a critical milestone widely accepted as a predictor of long-term success. The project involves a two-part approach: (1) Leverage of community expertise to provide individualized intervention for our 1st-3rd grade children not reading at grade level; and (2) Year-round supplemental literacy support by our Friends (professional mentors) for K-5 program children.
Portland, OR, USA
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Gordon Tech College Prep
Gordon Tech College Prep
Make, Learn, Innovate at Gordon College Prep, 2013
Chicago, IL

Design, construct and equip Make to Learn Innovation Spaces. The spaces will be open to students from Gordon and community residents. Through the Director of Connected Learning and using technology, digital media, and cultural resources, users will be introduced to connected learning and invited to identify, explore, create and present projects that promote information literacy, science, engineering, social justice and civic engagement.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Great Education Action Fund
Great Education Action Fund
Education Financing Referendum - Field Plan, 2013
Denver, CO

Provide deep, grassroots field support for passage of Amendment 66.
Denver, CO, USA
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Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation
Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation, Inc.
Youth Community Problem Solving through Digital Activism, 2013
Chicago, Illinois

Support teachers and students as they (1) examine their community, (2) choose an issue, (3) research the issue and set a goal, (4) analyze power, (5) develop strategies and (6) take action to affect policy.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Not An Alternative
Not An Alternative
The Natural History Museum, 2013
New York City, NY

Support a creative opposition campaign that aims to free natural history museums everywhere from ties to climate science deniers.
New York, NY, USA
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One Colorado
One Colorado
Marriage Equality Colorado, 2013
Denver, CO

Develop a comprehensive public education, advocacy and grassroots organizing campaign to advance marriage for gay and lesbian couples in Colorado.
Denver, CO, USA
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Oregon Progressive Fund
Oregon Progressive Fund, Inc.
Oregon Voter File Progressive Collaboration - VAN, 2013
Portland, OR

Upgrade and maintain the active subscription to the voter file through the Voter Activation Network (VAN). The voter contact tools included in this data management program focus upon voter contact and civic engagement programs.
Portland, OR, USA
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ProgressNow Colorado
ProgressNow Colorado
Core Support, 2013
Denver, CO

Provide core support in 2013 for ProgressNow, which works with states to promote progressive ideas and causes through earned media strategies and cutting-edge new media.
Denver, CO, USA
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Proteus Action League
Proteus Action League
Creating a System of Public Financing in New York State, 2013
Albany, NY

Support for public education, public advocacy and research activities in New York state to ensure that public financing is included in the campaign finance reform bill under consideration by the state legislature.
Albany, NY, USA
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Reading Results
Reading Results
PRF Reading Team: Expansion of Service, 2013
Portland, OR

Working to improve third grade reading performance and give all children a fair chance to learn and succeed, the PRF Reading Team program serves low-income first and second graders who are already falling behind in reading.
Portland, OR, USA
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University of Colorado Foundation
University of Colorado Foundation
Computers to Youth, 2013
Boulder, CO

Provide high school students from low-income communities in the Denver-Boulder area with upgraded computers and select applications. Day-long events with college mentors feature hands-on activities to build skills and confidence. Follow-up with students through their high school advisors enables accurate evaluation and reporting.
Boulder, CO, USA

2012

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Chicago Filmmakers: 41.878114, -87.629798
Chicago Youth Voices Network: 41.878114, -87.629798
One Colorado: 39.737567, -104.984718
Our Vote Our Future: 44.953703, -93.089958
Pillsbury United Communities: 44.983334, -93.266670
Technology In Education Colorado: 39.737567, -104.984718
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Chicago Filmmakers
Chicago Filmmakers
2013 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, 2012
Chicago, IL

Support independent filmmakers and the production of work that reflects community diversity in 2013.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Chicago Youth Voices Network

Chicago Youth Voices Network
Chicago Youth Interactive, 2012
Chicago, IL

Chicago Youth Interactive is a public education and civic engagement project to bring media products made by Chicago youth to an expanded audience of students and teachers in the Chicago Public School system.

Chicago, IL, USA
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One Colorado
One Colorado
Colorado Civil Unions, 2012
Denver, CO

Conduct a comprehensive public education, political advocacy, and grassroots organizing campaign to enact civil unions in Colorado. Although the state bans same-sex marriage in its Constitution, civil unions would provide gay and lesbian couples critical legal protections and recognition.
Denver, CO, USA
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Our Vote Our Future
Our Vote Our Future
Minnesota Voter ID, 2012
St. Paul, MN

Support the official statewide campaign to defeat voter ID laws in Minnesota.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Pillsbury United Communities
Pillsbury United Communities
Mujeres Media Training, 2012
Minneapolis, MN

Support a dynamic project that provides Latina women with the skills to be effective community journalists in both digital and traditional formats. There are comparatively few Spanish language news resources dedicated to providing news on community issues and even fewer women reporters. This project created a new avenue for Spanish language news in Minneapolis and supported participants in becoming spokeswomen on community issues.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Technology In Education Colorado
Technology In Education Colorado
Technology In Education, 2012
Denver, CO

Support real-time professional development by creating a means for sharing and disseminating innovative educational technology ideas, content and practices to those unable to attend the conference by making them available after the event.
Denver, CO, USA

2011

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Allied Media Project: 42.331427, -83.045754
Caldera: 45.523452, -122.676207
Chicago Filmmakers: 41.878114, -87.629798
Community TV Network: 41.878114, -87.629798
Friends of the Children - Portland: 45.523452, -122.676207
Mozilla Foundation: 41.878114, -87.629798
Siskel/Jacobs Productions: 41.878114, -87.629798
Oregon Progressive Fund: 45.523452, -122.676207
Reading Results: 45.523452, -122.676207
The Uptake Institute: 44.953703, -93.089958
The Uptake Institute: 44.953703, -93.089958
University of Colorado Foundation: 40.014986, -105.270546
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Allied Media Project
Allied Media Project
2011
Detroit, MI

Provide core support in 2011 for Allied Media Projects, which cultivates media strategies for a more just, creative and collaborative world.
Detroit, MI, USA
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Caldera
Caldera
Caldera Year-round Youth Program, 2011
Portland, OR

Caldera's youth arts program provides consistent, year-round, long-term (age 11 to young adult) arts education and mentoring to underserved Oregon students from diverse backgrounds. The objectives are to help students awaken to their innate creativity, develop a broader worldview, negotiate conflict, develop self-confidence, build life skills and formulate ideas for higher education and career paths.
Portland, OR, USA
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Chicago Filmmakers
Chicago Filmmakers
2012 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, 2011
Chicago, IL

Support independent filmmakers and the production of work that reflects community diversity in 2012.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Community TV Network
Community TV Network
The Be-Seen Project, 2011
Chicago, IL

A youth-designed and youth-led initiative to collect, distribute and discuss the stories of young people in Chicago that lead to positive discourse around issues of immediate importance to them and their communities.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Friends of the Children - Portland
Friends of the Children - Portland
Literacy Launch Pad, 2011
Portland, OR

The National Institute on Child Health and Human Development has identified third grade reading benchmark attainment as a predictor of success in school, work, and life. Despite important progress with current literacy programming, 30% of program third graders do not meet reading benchmarks annually. Literacy Launch Pad adds individualized assessment and intervention for our youngest program children not meeting grade level expectations and, therefore, most at risk of failing to learn to read.
Portland, OR, USA
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Mozilla Foundation
Mozilla Foundation
Web Made Movies: A Story Told in Code, 2011
Chicago, IL

Lead 5 to 10 Chicago youth in the design and development of web-based, story-driven productions based on the progressive themes, characters, plot points and technology of Cory Doctorow's young adult novel Little Brother. Allow Mozilla and Free Spirit Media to educate Chicago youth and seed innovation in the way stories are produced and told online. The partnership will leave its participants with key skills they can use to participate in a new form of media literacy based on shared creation and the maker/doer ethic of the open web.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Oregon Progressive Fund
Oregon Progressive Fund, Inc.
Oregon Voter File Progressive Collaboration, 2011
Portland, OR

Invest in the maintenance and upgrade of the voter file to provide the most effective technical tool to expand the progressive base.
Portland, OR, USA
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Reading Results
Reading Results
Reading Team Intervention Program, 2011
Portland, OR

Provide intensive literacy tutoring for disadvantaged children who are at risk of failing to learn to read. The project expands unique partnership to nine metro public schools to serve over 200 struggling readers.
Portland, OR, USA
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Siskel/Jacobs Productions
Siskel/Jacobs Productions
Louder Than A Bomb, 2011
Chicago, IL

Support the film including promotion, community engagement and distribution.
Chicago, IL, USA
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The Uptake Institute
The Uptake Institute
Video/Audio Archive to Enhance Revenue for Organizational Sustainability, 2011
Saint Paul, MN

Collect video and audio resources from work at the Minnesota legislature, political campaign events and other events of interest; systematically archive and search tag this media; and actively and aggressively promote the utility and availability of the archive to potential subscribers.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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The Uptake Institute
The Uptake Institute
Occupy Wall Street Coverage, 2011
Saint Paul, MN

Partner with a number of other news organizations (Free Speech TV and Laura Flanders) to cover the Occupy Wall Street movement and to layer a level of content over the live and breaking video coming out of New York.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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University of Colorado Foundation
University of Colorado Foundation
Computers to Youth, 2011
Boulder, CO

Provide high school students from low-income communities around Colorado with upgraded computers and hands-on training from CU student mentors.
Boulder, CO, USA

2010

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Caldera: 45.523452, -122.676207
Columbia College Chicago: 41.878114, -87.629798
Friends of the Children - Portland: 45.523452, -122.676207
Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California: 34.052234, -118.243685
Media Mobilizing Project: 39.952335, -75.163789
Minnesota Community Foundation: 44.953703, -93.089958
Oregon Progressive Fund: 45.523452, -122.676207
Philippine Forum: 40.728224, -73.794852
Pillsbury United Communities: 44.983334, -93.266670
Reading Results: 45.523452, -122.676207
The Uptake Institute: 44.953703, -93.089958
The Uptake Institute: 44.953703, -93.089958
University of Colorado Foundation: 40.014986, -105.270546
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Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
KGNU Membership Drive Match FY10, 2010
Boulder, CO

Provide a 1:1 matching challenge during the Fall 2009 membership drive.
Boulder, CO, USA
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Caldera
Caldera
Art & Design Project, 2010
Portland, OR

Art & Design is Caldera's focus for 2010-2011 youth activities. The objective is for students to learn design foundation skills in product, graphic, fashion, and motion design as well as architecture. Working alongside design professionals, students learn to use industry standard terminology and materials as they relate to specific areas of design and learn to use industry standard computers as well as Adobe Creative Suite to bring their ideas to life. Learning the fundamentals of art-making, students grow as analytical thinkers, problem solvers and creative storytellers.
Portland, OR, USA
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Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago
Environmental Journalism and Public Health Workshop, 2010
Chicago, IL

Help Chicago area high school students and their instructors understand the interlocking relationship between the environment and public health. Also demonstrate the power of environmental journalism to effect change on many levels; from the action of individuals at their educational institutions, to the shaping of public policy.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Friends of the Children - Portland
Friends of the Children - Portland
Friends of the Children, 2010
Portland, OR

Identify children at the age 5 or 6 living in highly disadvantaged circumstances who are exhibiting issues of concern in the classroom and provide paid, professional mentors (Friends) to these children for 12 1/2 years, through their high school graduation date. Help these children to overcome their difficult circumstances to achieve three long-term goals set for every child in the program: (1) Succeed in school with a minimal of a high school diploma or GED; (2) Avoid involvement in the juvenile justice system; and (3) Avoid early parenting.
Portland, OR, USA
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Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California
Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California
Mobile Voices, 2010
Los Angeles, CA

Promote popular communication by first generation immigrants in Los Angeles, helping them gain increased media and technology skills for community building, and enabling their participation in citizen journalism as they learn to publish multimedia stories about their lives and communities directly from their mobile phones.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Media Mobilizing Project
Media Mobilizing Project
Community Journalism and Digital Inclusion Initiative, 2010
Philadelphia, PA

Harness technology for progressive social change to facilitate the training of low-income workers, youth and immigrants in Philadelphia in media production skills, along with develop an independent distribution platform through the web and SMS text messaging.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Minnesota Community Foundation
Minnesota Community Foundation
GiveMN/SuperUser Initiative, 2010
St. Paul, MN

Convene a core group of nonprofit organizations to study and develop strategies for integrating online fundraising and communication tactics into organizational development plans. This will also inform other nonprofits of strategic planning and website development delivering a greater service to the Minnesota nonprofit community and ultimately growing online giving.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Oregon Progressive Fund
Oregon Progressive Fund, Inc.
Updating the Progressive Voter File, 2010
Portland, OR

Provide funding for an electronic database on Oregon voters to progressive members. The database provides in-depth information on individual voters, which can be used to forecast the likelihood of voting results, issues, ballot measures, candidates of interest to voters, demographics and other information such as, which media is read by the voters.
Portland, OR, USA
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Philippine Forum
Philippine Forum Inc.
7Queens.com, 2010
Queens, NY

Support a hyper-local, multi-media, online publication servicing the immigrant communities built around the route of the MTA's 7 Train in Queens, specifically those served by three subway stations along Roosevelt Avenue: at 61st Street, 69th Street and 74th Street.
Queens, NY, USA
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Pillsbury United Communities
Pillsbury United Communities
Mujeres Media Team, 2010
Minneapolis, MN

Provide specialized training for a team of women selected from members of the Mujeres en Liderazgo Program (Women in Leadership Collective Board) to become powerful spokespeople in the media and ensure that their voices and campaigns are accurately heard and represented.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Reading Results
Reading Results
The Reading Team Initiative, 2010
Portland, OR

Expand an innovative program that produces measurable literacy gains among low-income, at-risk young learners and trains unemployed or underemployed parents from the school community to work as reading tutors. Install literacy teams in eight high-needs schools during the 2010-2011 academic year; expanding the program by three new schools and creating a sustainable model for long term impact.
Portland, OR, USA
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The Uptake Institute
The Uptake Institute
Developing Revenue Streams, 2010
Saint Paul, MN

Fund the development of The UpTake's business-sustainability projects. This will allow for the dedication of resources to test the proposed area of development, planning, outreach and relationship development.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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The Uptake Institute
The Uptake Institute
Developing Revenue Streams, 2010
Saint Paul, MN

Recruit and train citizens to produce quality video for web based stories using everyday technologies such as cell phones, digital cameras, live web streaming and community building applications. By providing selected citizen journalists with equipment and hands on training to report back information they should see that years of training isn't necessary.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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University of Colorado Foundation
University of Colorado Foundation
In-depth News for Smart-Phones, 2010
Boulder, CO

Ensure that the most important journalism produced today is accessible wherever an individual may be, in a form that leverages smart-phones' considerable strength as a platform.
Boulder, CO, USA

2009

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Alliance for a Better Minnesota: 44.953703, -93.089958
Beyondmedia Education: 41.878114, -87.629798
Brian Ashby: 41.878114, -87.629798
CivicMedia-Minnesota Production Co.: 44.953703, -93.089958
Community TV Network: 41.878114, -87.629798
Flyback Productions: 41.878114, -87.629798
Community TV Network: 41.878114, -87.629798
KFAI, Fresh Air: 44.983334, -93.266670
National Lawyers Guild Foundation: 44.983334, -93.266670
Ruthless Films: 41.878114, -87.629798
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Alliance for a Better Minnesota
Alliance for a Better Minnesota
Targeting Young Renters on Advocacy Issues, 2009
St Paul, MN

Engage a new, previously unengaged group of citizens to fight against the elimination by the Governor of Minnesota of the "renter credit" - a tax credit given to middle and low income renters up to $1,500. Also test data on the voter file regarding likely renter modeling and the new media methods for communicating, educating and activating.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Beyondmedia Education
Beyondmedia Education
Dreamcatcher Reflections, 2009
Chicago, IL

Collaborate with the Dreamcatcher Foundation, an organization founded by two formerly-incarcerated women who work with girls, ages 12-18. Dreamcatcher Reflections is a 30-minute video produced by workshop participants. Young women explore their experiences with sexual exploitation and with domestic, relationship and street violence, to share how violence impacts their lives and their choices.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Brian Ashby
Brian Ashby
Scrappers, 2009
Chicago, IL

Scrappers is a feature-length documentary, telling the stories of two Chicago scrap metal collectors and their families, surviving with brain, brawn and battered pickup trucks.
Chicago, IL, USA
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CivicMedia-Minnesota Production Co.
CivicMedia-Minnesota Production Co., Inc.
Interactive Website Project, 2009
St. Paul, MN

Develop and launch an interactive website in pursuit of building and expanding capacity as a grassroots, community based producer of broadcast/cablecast local and state public affairs content.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Community TV Network
Community TV Network
Rooftop Wars, 2009
Chicago, IL

Rooftop Wars is a 12-minute narrative film shot entirely in the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen. The film is about how children see the world. It is meant to deconstruct stereotypes, promote better understanding between Americans and different origins, and investigate the constant "state of war" present in American Culture.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Community TV Network
Community TV Network
True Men, 2009
Chicago, IL

True Men (a Michael Chandler project) is a documentary that examines how African American men are finding ways to cope with the recent economic downturn.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Flyback Productions
Flyback Productions
Skate or Die, 2009
Chicago, IL

Support a filmmaking production company in Chicago that has worked with a reporter from the Chicago Tribune on a film telling the story of kids from Chicago's worst neighborhoods, who have found an escape from gang life and violence in skateboarding.
Chicago, IL, USA
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KFAI, Fresh Air
KFAI, Fresh Air, Inc.
Twin Cities East Metro Audience Expansion Action Plan, 2009
Minneapolis, MN

Maximize the signal power increase launched in November 2008 to increase its community radio listeners in Ramsey, Washington and Dakota counties in Minnesota. This project will include translator equipment replacement and/or upgrades, along with outreach and marketing efforts oriented towards organizations, businesses and listeners in the Twin Cities' East Metro area.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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National Lawyers Guild Foundation

National Lawyers Guild Foundation
Defending Dissent & the First Amendment in the Aftermath of the 2008 Republican National Convention, 2009
Minneapolis, MN

Support and develop ongoing work to defend the right to dissent and the First Amendment in the aftermath of the 2008 Republican National Convention held in St. Paul, MN.

Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Ruthless Films
Ruthless Films
Tony & Janina's American Wedding, 2009
Chicago, IL

This is a feature length documentary, about Tony & Janina, a couple who immigrated from Poland in 1978. After living in America for 19 years, Janina was deported. This film depicts their struggles and what the filmmakers consider to be a broken immigration system.
Chicago, IL, USA

2008

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Alliance for a Better Minnesota: 44.953703, -93.089958
Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU): 40.014986, -105.270546
Jake Pankratz Saner: 41.878114, -87.629798
Siskel/Jacobs Productions: 41.878114, -87.629798
Mindy Faber (Faultline Media): 41.878114, -87.629798
Peter Grotz: 41.878114, -87.629798
Ronit Bezalel: 41.878114, -87.629798
The KBOO Foundation: 45.523452, -122.676207
Thomas Bailey: 41.878114, -87.629798
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Alliance for a Better Minnesota
Alliance for a Better Minnesota
Voter Contact, 2008
St Paul, MN

Test effective methods of voter contact.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU)
KGNU Membership Drive Match FY09, 2008
Boulder, CO

Provide a 1:1 matching challenge during the Fall 2008 membership drive.
Boulder, CO, USA
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Jake Pankratz Saner
Jake Pankratz Saner
The Inaudibles, 2008
Chicago, IL

The film is a oral history of multiple generations of people involved in civil rights and the anti-war movement of the 1950's and 1960's.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Mindy Faber (Faultline Media)
Mindy Faber (Faultline Media)
Chicago Youth 2.0, 2008
Chicago, IL

Chicago Youth 2.0 is a documentary that crafts a rare close up look at a burgeoning movement of young urban digital creators in Chicago who are using participatory media for social activism, public voice and civic engagement.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Peter Grotz
Peter Grotz
Zero Waste Ambassadors, 2008
Chicago, IL

This documentary follows the progress of Holmes School as it embarks on an ambitious environmental and wellness initiative to make its lunch room completely free of waste, utilizing the input of students and outside consultants who work together from assessment to implementation.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Ronit Bezalel
Ronit Bezalel
Mixing It Up, 2008
Chicago , IL

The documentary Mixing It Up examines the demolition of the Cabrini Green public housing development over a ten-year period, and the ways that current and former resident keep their collective identity alive, despite the destruction of their current environment.
Chicago, IL, USA
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Siskel/Jacobs Productions
Siskel/Jacobs Productions
Louder Than A Bomb, 2008
Chicago, IL

Louder Than A Bomb is a documentary that follows four teens as they prepare to compete in the world's largest high school team poetry slam known as "Louder Than A Bomb."
Chicago, IL, USA
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The KBOO Foundation
The KBOO Foundation
Campaign for Excellence, 2008
Portland, OR

Empower community volunteers to make great radio and increase listener-ship and membership. Surveys also indicated listener preference with news, public affair content, live music and music interviews.
Portland, OR, USA
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Thomas Bailey
Thomas Bailey
Short Winter, 2008
Chicago, IL

A film that follows two youth that live in a fictionalized city that has not seen snow in 10 years. The teens venture to a park for different reasons. What transpires between the two is a meditation on memory, faith, manhood and the struggle to understand the rapidly changing city and their place in it.
Chicago, IL, USA