We support nonprofits and individuals that use media and technology to empower the politically, economically and socially disenfranchised. Together we can build a more engaged public to effect progressive social change and disrupt the status quo.

Learn more about the organizations we fund and their impact on the community below.

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9to5 Colorado

9to5 Colorado
Paid Sick Days Campaign, 2017
Denver, CO

9to5 Colorado will organize and promote a ballot campaign aimed at passing paid sick days during Colorado’s 2018 elections.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Access Now

Access Now
Global Proxy Cloud Project, 2014
New York, NY

The Global Proxy Cloud Project establishes a global network of computers, whose bandwidth can be used by excluded populations on the other side of the world’s censorship firewalls.

New York New York, United States of America
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Access Now

Access Now
Global Proxy Cloud Project, 2012
New York, NY

The Global Proxy Cloud Project establishes a global network of computers, whose bandwidth can be used by excluded populations on the other side of the world’s censorship firewalls.

New York New York, United States of America
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Access Now

Access Now
Global Proxy Cloud Project, 2010
New York, NY

The Global Proxy Cloud Project establishes a global network of computers, whose bandwidth can be used by excluded populations on the other side of the world’s censorship firewalls.

New York New York, United States of America
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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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ACLU of Colorado

ACLU of Colorado 
Colorado Legislative Priorities, 2018
Denver, CO

Pursuing a legislative and advocacy agenda focused on criminal justice reform, voting rights, privacy and digital security.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Action for Common Good

Action for Common Good
Digital Organizing to Raise the Wage, 2015

Action for the Common Good is a sister organization of Center for Popular Democracy that works for decent, livable wages, health benefits and access to full-time work for all!

Brooklyn New York, United States of America
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Air Traffic Control Education Fund, Inc.

Air Traffic Control Education Fund, Inc.
Music + Mobile Advocacy Tools, 2010
San Francisco, CA

The combination of music and mobile communications reaches different constituencies of audiences that aren’t otherwise currently reached by social justice and progressive organizations. By working with musicians to engage their immense fan bases in advocacy, progressive change efforts reach a wide and diverse community.

San Francisco California, 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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Arab American Institute

Arab American Institute
Improved Hate Crime Reporting, 2017
Washington, DC

The Arab American Institute represents the policy and community interests of Arab Americans throughout the United States and strives to promote Arab American participation in the U.S. electoral system. Thanks to support from Voqal, the Arab American Institute will train Arab American leaders and organizations in 12 states to interact with U.S. and state Attorney Generals to ensure the reporting of hate crimes against the Arab American community.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Arizona Advocacy Network

Arizona Advocacy Network
Supporting Proposition 403, 2018
Phoenix, AZ

Significantly expanding its field and digital organizing capacity in support of a “dark money” disclosure measure (Proposition 403) in Tempe, Arizona.

Phoenix Arizona, United States of America
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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 Americans Advancing Justice

Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Pan Asian Voter Empowerment, 2018
Chicago, IL

Convening and mobilizing the Pan Asian Voter Empowerment (PAVE) coalition, which works to include the voices of those most affected by issues to inform policy solutions, partner with broader coalitions to collaboratively address larger root causes of racial inequality and shape the narrative around these issues.

Chicago Illinois, 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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Ballot Initiative Strategy Center

Ballot Initiative Strategy Center
BISC Proactive Project, 2015
Washington, DC 

The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center is an advocacy organization working to strengthen democracy by building a national progressive strategy for ballot measures.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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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Black Roots Alliance

Black Roots Alliance
Creating a More Equitable and Inclusive Democracy, 2018
Chicago, IL

Creating a more equitable and inclusive democracy and economy in Illinois.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2015
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2014
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2013
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2012
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2011
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2010
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2009
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2008
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2016
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2017
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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Center for Independent Documentary/Winikur Productions

Center for Independent Documentary/Winikur Productions
J Street, 2013
Boston, MA

“J Street” is a feature-length documentary tracking a progressive, pro-Israel lobby group pushing for a two-state solution. With a quickly growing national base, they take on the establishment, push the Obama administration to take an active role in the peace process and fight in the brass knuckle world of Washington D.C.

Boston Massachusetts, United States of America
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Center for Urban Pedagogy

Center for Urban Pedagogy
Cell Phone Literacy Toolkit, 2011
Brooklyn, NY

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. With Voqal's support, it designed and produced a modular toolkit for the consumer using mobile technology and focus on consumer awareness, federal policy, technological issues and media production.

Brooklyn New York, United States of America
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Center for Urban Pedagogy

Center for Urban Pedagogy
Cell Phone Literacy Toolkit, 2010
Brooklyn, NY

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. With Voqal's support, it designed and produced a modular toolkit for the consumer using mobile technology and focus on consumer awareness, federal policy, technological issues and media production.

Brooklyn New York, United States of America
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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

Chicago Votes
Empowering Young Voters, 2018
Chicago, IL

Registering, educating and developing thousands of young voters and leaders across Chicago.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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CIRC Action Fund

CIRC Action Fund
Resisting Anti-Immigrant Policies, 2017
Denver, CO

CIRC Action Fund is working to resist national anti-immigrant efforts through local and state support.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Citizen Engagement Lab

Citizen Engagement Lab 
2015
Oakland, CA

Citizen Engagement Lab is a home for people and projects working to shift culture and transform society.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Citizen Engagement Lab

Citizen Engagement Lab 
2014
Oakland, CA

Citizen Engagement Lab is a home for people and projects working to shift culture and transform society.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Citizen Engagement Lab

Citizen Engagement Lab 
2013
Oakland, CA

Citizen Engagement Lab is a home for people and projects working to shift culture and transform society.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Citizen Engagement Lab

Citizen Engagement Lab 
2016
Oakland, CA

Citizen Engagement Lab is a home for people and projects working to shift culture and transform society.

Oakland California, United States of America
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City Bureau

City Bureau
Community-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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Color of Change

Color of Change
2015
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2014
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2013
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2012
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2011
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2010
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2009
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2016
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2017
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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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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Committee to Protect Oakland Renters

Committee to Protect Oakland Renters
Working to Protect Renters by Passing Measure JJ
Oakland, CA

Lead campaign to pass the 2016 Renter Protection Act (Measure JJ).

Oakland California, United States of America
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Common Cause

Common Cause
New Mexico Pledge, 2015

Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest and accountable government that works for the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard. With Voqal's support, Common Cause ran a positive, nonpartisan public education campaign engaging New Mexicans on the issues of money in politics.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Common Cause

Common Cause
Local Campaign Finance Reform in New Mexico, 2016
Washington, DC

Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest and accountable government that works for the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard. With Voqal's support Common Cause embarked on a campaign to improve and/or implement public financing, disclosure and coordinate reforms by lobbying review boards and City Councils in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces and the Bernalillo County Commission.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Common Cause

Common Cause
Local Campaign Finance Reform in New Mexico, 2018
Washington, DC

Supporting work to pass a ballot initiative aimed at improving Albuquerque’s successful public campaign financing system by creating a voucher program that would allow Albuquerque residents to designate who receives their campaign finance dollars.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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 Illinois

Common Cause Illinois
Automatic Voter Registration, 2017
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. in 2017, CCIL will work to pass and monitor the implementation of Automatic Voter Registration and work to win Fair Elections in Chicago, Cook County and the state of Illinois.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Common Cause Illinois

Common Cause Illinois
Highlighting the Influence of Big Money, 2018
Chicago, IL

Highlighting the influence of big money on racial and social justice issues. 

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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Common Cause Oregon

Common Cause Oregon
Advancing Campaign Finance Reform, 2018
Portland, OR

Common Cause is a nonpartisan public interest group that champions democracy reform by empowering people to have an organized voice in the political process. Voqal’s support will enable Common Cause to strengthen underrepresented leadership and support coalition leadership as it continues to advance campaign finance reform in Portland and statewide.

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 Organizations in Action

Community Organizations in Action
Advancing a People & Planet First Agenda: A Digital Organizing Program, 2016
Seattle, WA

Community Organizations in Action promotes economic, racial and social equity through national, regional and local advocacy campaigns. It is developing an expanded national digital organizing program that can advance its People & Planet First Campaign, which aims to address the triple crisis of expanding inequality, a broken democracy and a planet in peril. Through this digital program, it plans to animate and mobilize a multiracial coalition in cities from across the country that can advance an agenda that prioritizes the well-being of people and the planet.

Seattle Washington, United States of America
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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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Landship Stewardship Project: 44.977300, -93.265500
WIN Minnesota: 44.977300, -93.265500
Common Cause Oregon: 45.520200, -122.674000
Oregon Progressive Fund: 45.520200, -122.674000
Oregon Student Association: 45.520200, -122.674000
ACLU of Colorado: 39.739200, -104.985000
Great Education Colorado: 39.739200, -104.985000
One Colorado: 39.737567, -104.984718
Asian Americans Advancing Justice: 41.875600, -87.624400
Black Roots Alliance: 41.875600, -87.624400
Chicago Votes: 41.875600, -87.624400
Common Cause Illinois: 41.875600, -87.624400
llinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights: 41.875600, -87.624400
Illinois PIRG: 41.875600, -87.624400
Kartemquin Films: 41.875600, -87.624400
One People\'s Campaign: 41.875600, -87.624400
Missouri Jobs with Justice Voter Action: 38.627300, -90.197900
Free Speech TV: 39.739200, -104.985000
Common Cause: 38.895000, -77.036600
Proteus Action League (Piper Fund): 42.380400, -72.523100
Mijente: 41.875600, -87.624400
Progressive Maryland: 38.995900, -77.028900
Win Win Action: 47.603800, -122.330000
OUR Walmart: 37.804500, -122.271000
People\'s Action: 41.875600, -87.624400
Arizona Advocacy Network: 33.448600, -112.077000
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ACLU of Colorado

ACLU of Colorado 
Colorado Legislative Priorities, 2018
Denver, CO

Pursuing a legislative and advocacy agenda focused on criminal justice reform, voting rights, privacy and digital security.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Arizona Advocacy Network

Arizona Advocacy Network
Supporting Proposition 403, 2018
Phoenix, AZ

Significantly expanding its field and digital organizing capacity in support of a “dark money” disclosure measure (Proposition 403) in Tempe, Arizona.

Phoenix Arizona, United States of America
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Pan Asian Voter Empowerment, 2018
Chicago, IL

Convening and mobilizing the Pan Asian Voter Empowerment (PAVE) coalition, which works to include the voices of those most affected by issues to inform policy solutions, partner with broader coalitions to collaboratively address larger root causes of racial inequality and shape the narrative around these issues.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Black Roots Alliance

Black Roots Alliance
Creating a More Equitable and Inclusive Democracy, 2018
Chicago, IL

Creating a more equitable and inclusive democracy and economy in Illinois.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Chicago Votes

Chicago Votes
Empowering Young Voters, 2018
Chicago, IL

Registering, educating and developing thousands of young voters and leaders across Chicago.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Common Cause

Common Cause
Local Campaign Finance Reform in New Mexico, 2018
Washington, DC

Supporting work to pass a ballot initiative aimed at improving Albuquerque’s successful public campaign financing system by creating a voucher program that would allow Albuquerque residents to designate who receives their campaign finance dollars.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Common Cause Illinois

Common Cause Illinois
Highlighting the Influence of Big Money, 2018
Chicago, IL

Highlighting the influence of big money on racial and social justice issues. 

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Common Cause Oregon

Common Cause Oregon
Advancing Campaign Finance Reform, 2018
Portland, OR

Common Cause is a nonpartisan public interest group that champions democracy reform by empowering people to have an organized voice in the political process. Voqal’s support will enable Common Cause to strengthen underrepresented leadership and support coalition leadership as it continues to advance campaign finance reform in Portland and statewide.

Portland Oregon, United States of America
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Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV
2018
Denver, CO

Free Speech TV is a nonprofit, independent, public interest television network.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Great Education Colorado

Great Education Colorado
Increasing School Funding, 2018
Denver, CO

Working to pass a 2018 school funding initiative aimed at addressing the long-standing underfunding of education in the state.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Illinois PIRG

Illinois PIRG
Advocating for Voting and Campaign Finance Reform, 2018
Chicago, IL

Advocating for voting and campaign finance reform and expanding youth mobilization work on college campuses.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Kartemquin Films

Kartemquin Films
Engaging Society Through Film, 2018
Chicago, IL

Supporting emerging and established social justice documentary filmmakers.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Landship Stewardship Project

Landship Stewardship Project
Advancing Rural Racial Justice, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

The Landship Stewardship Project is dedicated to creating transformational change in rural Minnesota’s food and farming system. With support from Voqal, the Land Stewardship Project will support its rural racial justice work.

Minneapolis Minnesota, United States of America
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llinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugees Rights (ICIRR)
Passing the Dream Act, 2018
Chicago, IL

Mobilizing Illinois voters to put pressure on Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Mijente

Mijente
Online Hub for Latinx and Chincanx Organizing, 2018
Chicago, IL

Mijente is a new national hub for Latinx and Chincanx organizing. Using a hybrid offline and online platform, it is creating a political home that brings together leadership, advocacy, culture and media to spark culture and policy change.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Missouri Jobs with Justice Voter Action

Missouri Jobs with Justice Voter Action
Mobilizing Marginalized Voters, 2018
St. Louis, MO

Mobilizing marginalized voters to vote in 2018. 

St Louis Missouri, United States of America
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One Colorado

One Colorado
Reauthorization of Colorado Civil Rights Divison, 2018
Denver, CO

Advocating at the Colorado state legislature to ensure all protected classes (including the LGBTQ community) are protected during the reauthorization of the Colorado Civil Rights Division.

Denver, CO, USA
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One People's Campaign

One People's Campaign
Building Power to Enact Social Justice, 2018
Chicago, IL

Building the power to enact social, racial and economic justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Oregon Progressive Fund

Oregon Progressive Fund
Voter Activation Network Access, 2018
Portland, OR

The Oregon Progressive Fund is working in the Portland area to advance progressive change. The funding received from Voqal will be used to renew, upgrade and maintain the Oregon Progressive Fund’s active subscription to the voter file through the Voter Activation Network (VAN).

Portland Oregon, United States of America
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Oregon Student Association

Oregon Student Association
Vote OR Vote, 2018
Portland, OR

The Oregon Student Association is a statewide, student-led advocacy and organizing nonprofit that represents over 130,000 college students. It works to make a quality education more affordable and accessible for all Oregonians. Voqal’s support will enable the Oregon Student Association to engage student voters through a non-partisan voter registration drive called the Vote OR Vote program.

Portland Oregon, United States of America
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OUR Walmart

OUR Walmart
OUR Walmart Mobile Platform Development, 2018
Oakland, CA

With Voqal’s support, OUR Walmart will build out the technological infrastructure needed to allow separate organizations to use Worklt to reach distinct groups of constituents.

Oakland California, United States of America
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People's Action

People's Action
Electoralizing the Resistance, 2018
Chicago, IL

People's Action is a network of grassroots organizations with a fierce reputation for direct action from across the country that works to advance a national economic and racial justice agenda.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Progressive Maryland

Progressive Maryland
Establishing Small Donor Funded Elections, 2018
Silver Spring, MD

The immediate focus of the coalition includes winning a small donor program in Prince George’s County, implementing existing programs in Montgomery and Howard County and building momentum to pass a statewide program in 2019.

Silver Spring Maryland, United States of America
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Proteus Action League (Piper Fund)

Proteus Action League
Getting Money out of Politics, 2018
Amherst, MA

General and campaign support for the Piper Fund, a funder collaborative that has developed a grantmaking strategy designed to build a stronger money in politics movement.

Amherst Massachusetts, United States of America
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WIN Minnesota

WIN Minnesota
Advancing Progressive Issues, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

WIN Minnesota is an alliance of donors dedicated to moving Minnesota forward by supporting the nation’s most sophisticated and effective state-based progressive infrastructure. With Voqal’s support, WIN Minnesota will educate and mobilize everyday Minnesotans to advance progressive issues.

Minneapolis Minnesota, United States of America
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Win Win Action

Win Win Action
Winning Vote Reforms, 2018
Seattle, WA

Winning a bold suite of voting reforms that will decrease systemic disparities in participation among marginalized communities across Washington.

Seattle Washington, United States of America

2017

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Voices for Racial Justice: 44.963500, -93.267800
Oregon Progressive Fund: 45.520200, -122.674000
Common Cause Oregon: 45.520200, -122.674000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network: 39.739200, -104.985000
Colorado Immigrant Funders Collaborative: 39.739200, -104.985000
ACLU of Colorado: 39.739200, -104.985000
Great Education Colorado: 39.739200, -104.985000
Chicago Filmmakers: 41.875600, -87.624400
BYP 100: 41.875600, -87.624400
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights: 41.875600, -87.624400
City Bureau: 41.875600, -87.624400
State Innovation Exchange (SiX): 41.875600, -87.624400
Illinois Humanities: 41.875600, -87.624400
Arizona Wins: 33.448600, -112.077000
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE): 43.663700, -70.206100
TakeAction Minnesota: 44.944400, -93.093300
ONE Northside: 41.875600, -87.624400
Common Cause Illinois: 41.875600, -87.624400
Young Invincibles: 41.875600, -87.624400
The People’s Lobby: 41.875600, -87.624400
Melange of Appalachia: 35.960400, -83.921000
Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN): 42.297300, -71.074500
9to5 Colorado: 39.739200, -104.985000
ProgressNow Colorado: 39.739200, -104.985000
New Era Colorado Action Fund: 39.739200, -104.985000
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado: 39.739200, -104.985000
CIRC Action Fund: 39.739200, -104.985000
Arab American Institute: 38.895000, -77.036600
Brave New Films: 41.875600, -87.624400
Color of Change: 37.804500, -122.271000
Coworker.org: 38.895000, -77.036600
Democracy Initiative: 38.895000, -77.036600
Free Press Action Fund: 38.895000, -77.036600
Free Speech TV: 39.739200, -104.985000
MPower Change: 40.730600, -73.986600
MHAction: 37.779300, -122.419000
Mijente: 41.875600, -87.624400
New Media Ventures: 37.779300, -122.419000
PICO National Network: 37.804500, -122.271000
Presente.org: 34.054900, -118.244000
Proteus Action League: 42.380400, -72.523100
Proteus Fund: 42.380400, -72.523100
South Asians American Leading Together: 38.977900, -77.007500
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9to5 Colorado

9to5 Colorado
Paid Sick Days Campaign, 2017
Denver, CO

9to5 Colorado will organize and promote a ballot campaign aimed at passing paid sick days during Colorado’s 2018 elections.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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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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Arab American Institute

Arab American Institute
Improved Hate Crime Reporting, 2017
Washington, DC

The Arab American Institute represents the policy and community interests of Arab Americans throughout the United States and strives to promote Arab American participation in the U.S. electoral system. Thanks to support from Voqal, the Arab American Institute will train Arab American leaders and organizations in 12 states to interact with U.S. and state Attorney Generals to ensure the reporting of hate crimes against the Arab American community.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2017
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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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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CIRC Action Fund

CIRC Action Fund
Resisting Anti-Immigrant Policies, 2017
Denver, CO

CIRC Action Fund is working to resist national anti-immigrant efforts through local and state support.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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City Bureau

City Bureau
Community-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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Color of Change

Color of Change
2017
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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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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Common Cause Illinois

Common Cause Illinois
Automatic Voter Registration, 2017
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. in 2017, CCIL will work to pass and monitor the implementation of Automatic Voter Registration and work to win Fair Elections in Chicago, Cook County and the state of Illinois.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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Coworker.org

Coworker.org
2017
Washington, D.C.

Founded in early 2013, Coworker.org is a digital organizing platform for workers’ rights. A combination of online tools, media outreach and research-based strategic support help employees have a voice in the modern workplace.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Democracy Initiative

Democracy Initiative
2017
Washington, DC

The Democracy Initiative, launched in 2013, seeks to restore the core principle of political equality.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Free Press Action Fund

Free Press Action Fund
2017
Washinton, D.C.

Free Press Action Fund is the advocacy arm of Free Press, a national, nonprofit media reform organization that promotes diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV
2017
Denver, CO

Free Speech TV is a nonprofit, independent, public interest television network.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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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
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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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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Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN)

Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN)
Advancing Progressive Ballot Initiatives, 2017
Dorchester, MA

MCAN will work to build support for two 2018 ballot initiatives aimed at creating a $15 an hour minimum wage and a more progressive tax infrastructure in Massachusetts.

Dorchester Massachusetts, United States of America
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Melange of Appalachia

Melange
Rural Broadband Campaign, 2017
Knoxville, TN

Use public education and research to secure the political will, resources and popular support for publicly-accountable broadband in rural East Tennessee.

Knoxville Tennessee, United States of America
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MHAction

MHAction
2017
San Francisco, CA

MHAction is a growing national movement of manufactured homeowners who work to protect the affordability and quality of their communities through local and state campaigns. Voqal’s grant will enable MHAction to lend its unique voice to social, racial, climate and economic justice campaigns that promote the well-being of manufactured homeowners and their communities and further develop its online infrastructure to deepen the reach of the progressive movement in exurban and rural locales.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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Mijente

Mijente
Online Hub for Latinx and Chincanx Organizing, 2017
Chicago, IL

Mijente is a new national hub for Latinx and Chincanx organizing. Using a hybrid offline and online platform, it is creating a political home that brings together leadership, advocacy, culture and media to spark culture and policy change.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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MPower Change

MPower Change
Building Muslim American Grassroots Organizing, 2017
New York, NY

With a growing base of over 80,000 members, a network of more than 150 local organizers, and partnerships with Muslim and progressive organizations nationwide, MPower Change uses organizing, campaigning and storytelling to build the grassroots power of American Muslims and advance social, spiritual, racial and economic justice for all people.

New York New York, United States of America
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NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado
Advocating for Pro-Choice Policies, 2017
Denver, CO 

NARAL Pro Choice Colorado will advocate for pro-choice public policy.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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New Era Colorado Action Fund

New Era Colorado Action Fund
Engaging Young Voters, 2017
Denver, CO

New Era Colorado Action Fund will work with young voters to engage them in the 2018 elections.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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New Media Ventures

New Media Ventures
Building Progressive Change, 2017
San Francisco, CA

New Media Ventures is the first national network of early-stage investors who are investing their time and money into new, cutting-edge, start-ups focused on building progressive change.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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ONE Northside

ONE Northside
Organizing for Social Justice, 2017
Chicago, IL

ONE Northside is a mixed-income, multi-ethnic, intergenerational organization that unites diverse communities. It builds collective power to eliminate injustice through bold and innovative community organizing. In 2017, it will work to organize vulnerable and struggling community members around social justice issues.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Oregon Progressive Fund

Oregon Progressive Fund
Oregon Voter File Progressive Collaboration, 2017
Portland, OR

Renew, upgrade and maintain the active subscription to the voter file through the Voter Activation Network (VAN).

Portland Oregon, United States of America
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PICO National Network

PICO National Network
2017
Oakland, CA

PICO is a national network of faith-based community organizations working to create innovative solutions to problems facing urban, suburban and rural communities.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Presente.org

Presente.org
Presente Action Fund, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

Presente advances Latinx power and creates winning campaigns that amplify Latinx voices; expands political imagination and traditional boundaries; and fosters inspiration for freedom, equity and justice. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, Presente will be able carry out its Sanctuary Restaurants program that will organize a large and diverse base of workers, employers and consumers who will advocate for workplaces committed to being free of hate and discrimination.

Los Angeles California, United States of America
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ProgressNow Colorado

ProgressNow Colorado
Advancing Progressive Policies, 2017
Denver, CO 

Progress Now Colorado will extend its reach and more effectively engage with the public on progressive issues and continue its Media Monitoring Project aimed at spotlighting and correcting misinformation in Colorado’s media landscape.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Proteus Action League

Proteus Action League
Getting Money out of Politics, 2017
Amherst, MA

General and campaign support for the Piper Fund, a funder collaborative that has developed a grantmaking strategy designed to build a stronger money in politics movement.

Amherst Massachusetts, United States of America
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Proteus Fund

Proteus Fund
Emergent Fund, 2017
Amherst, MA

A partnership between Women Donors Network, Solidaire Network and Threshold Foundation, the Emergent Fund is focused on grassroots organizations who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious and other forms of discrimination. It provides resources to defend against what's coming and to
develop innovative strategies to transform the country.

Amherst Massachusetts, United States of America
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Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
Ensuring Justice for Immigrants, 2017
Denver, CO

Working to ensure justice for men and women in immigration detention and for immigrant children who have suffered from abuse, neglect or violence.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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South Asians American Leading Together

South Asians American Leading Together
Supporting South Asian Grassroots Organizing, 2017
Takoma Park, MD

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that elevates the voices and perspectives of South Asian individuals and organizations to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States. With support from Voqal, SAALT will bolster the advocacy, organizing and base building capacity of South Asian grassroots organizations to engage on the issues of immigrant rights policy advocacy, civil rights and liberties, and hate violence.

Takoma Park Maryland, United States of America
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State Innovation Exchange (SiX)

State Innovation Exchange (SiX)
Advancing Progressive Policies, 2017
Chicago, IL

Support and coordinate a group of progressive legislators and state organizations around progressive legislative activity with the goal of positioning Illinois as a leader on progressive policy.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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TakeAction Minnesota

TakeAction Minnesota
Advancing a More Inclusive Minnesota, 2017
St. Paul, MN

Using traditional and social media to amplify a narrative that is inclusive, multiracial and small-d democratic.

 

  

Saint Paul Minnesota, United States of America
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The People’s Lobby

The People's Lobby
Organizing Progressive Support, 2017
Chicago, IL

The People’s Lobby is a membership-based organization that trains leaders to build bases in communities, organizes support for progressive legislation and endorses candidates. It takes direct action to pressure elected officials and other powerful people to put the interests of people and the planet first. In 2017,  The People’s Lobby will expand its work to more rural and suburban geographies in Illinois to be a more effective partner to allies throughout the state.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Voices for Racial Justice

Voices for Racial Justice
Core Support, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

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.

Minneapolis Minnesota, United States of America
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WIN Minnesota

WIN Minnesota
Advancing Progressive Policy, 2017
Saint Paul, MN

WIN Minnesota is an alliance of donors dedicated to moving Minnesota forward by supporting the nation’s most sophisticated and effective state-based progressive infrastructure. It builds public support for progressive policies in health care, education, the environment, women’s issues, LGBT rights, human rights and economic justice. WIN Minnesota educates and mobilizes Minnesotans to advance progressive issues and increase the power of Minnesotans in underrepresented communities.

Saint Paul Minnesota, United States of America
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Young Invincibles

Young Invincibles
Increasing Student Engagement in Midterm Elections, 2017
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. In 2017, Young Invincibles will deepen student engagement through the launch of the Student Power Coalition and student-led advocacy on state higher education policy. It will also work with the NextGen Coalition to put young adults at the forefront of the midterm elections. 

Chicago Illinois, United States of America

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
Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA): 33.448600, -112.077000
Silicon Valley Rising: 37.301600, -121.849000
Committee to Protect Oakland Renters: 37.769800, -122.225000
Brave New Films: 41.875600, -87.624400
Citizen Engagement Lab: 37.804500, -122.271000
Color of Change: 37.804500, -122.271000
Common Cause: 38.895000, -77.036600
Community Organizations in Action: 47.603800, -122.330000
Coworker.org: 38.895000, -77.036600
Fight for the Future: 42.360500, -71.059600
Free Press Action Fund: 38.895000, -77.036600
Free Speech TV: 39.739200, -104.985000
Mijente: 41.875600, -87.624400
New Media Ventures: 37.779300, -122.419000
OUR Walmart: 37.804500, -122.271000
Proteus Action League: 42.380400, -72.523100
Proteus Fund: 42.380400, -72.523100
Race Forward: 37.804500, -122.271000
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2016
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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Citizen Engagement Lab

Citizen Engagement Lab 
2016
Oakland, CA

Citizen Engagement Lab is a home for people and projects working to shift culture and transform society.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2016
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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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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Committee to Protect Oakland Renters

Committee to Protect Oakland Renters
Working to Protect Renters by Passing Measure JJ
Oakland, CA

Lead campaign to pass the 2016 Renter Protection Act (Measure JJ).

Oakland California, United States of America
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Common Cause

Common Cause
Local Campaign Finance Reform in New Mexico, 2016
Washington, DC

Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest and accountable government that works for the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard. With Voqal's support Common Cause embarked on a campaign to improve and/or implement public financing, disclosure and coordinate reforms by lobbying review boards and City Councils in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces and the Bernalillo County Commission.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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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Community Organizations in Action

Community Organizations in Action
Advancing a People & Planet First Agenda: A Digital Organizing Program, 2016
Seattle, WA

Community Organizations in Action promotes economic, racial and social equity through national, regional and local advocacy campaigns. It is developing an expanded national digital organizing program that can advance its People & Planet First Campaign, which aims to address the triple crisis of expanding inequality, a broken democracy and a planet in peril. Through this digital program, it plans to animate and mobilize a multiracial coalition in cities from across the country that can advance an agenda that prioritizes the well-being of people and the planet.

Seattle Washington, United States of America
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Coworker.org

Coworker.org
2016
Washington, D.C.

Founded in early 2013, Coworker.org is a digital organizing platform for workers’ rights. A combination of online tools, media outreach and research-based strategic support help employees have a voice in the modern workplace.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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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Fight for the Future

Fight for the Future
Mobile Tech Campaign Tools, The Future of Bottom-Up, 2016
Boston, MA

Fight for the Future’s (FTFF) mission is to ensure the web continues to hold freedom of expression and creativity at its core. It envisions a world where everyone can access the internet affordably, free of interference or censorship and with full privacy. With Voqal’s support, FFTF seeks to build a messaging tool that turns mobile phone users into social justice and GOTV campaigners, hooking people through hot issues they care about—rather than candidates they often don’t.

Boston Massachusetts, United States of America
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Free Press Action Fund

Free Press Action Fund
2016
Washinton, D.C.

Free Press Action Fund is the advocacy arm of Free Press, a national, nonprofit media reform organization that promotes diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV
2016
Denver, CO

Free Speech TV is a nonprofit, independent, public interest television network.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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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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Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA)

Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA)
Arizonans for Fair Wages and Healthy Families Campaign
Arizona

Lead campaign to raise the Arizona minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.

 

Phoenix Arizona, United States of America
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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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Mijente

Mijente
Online Hub for Latinx and Chincanx Organizing, 2016
Chicago, IL

Mijente is a new national hub for Latinx and Chincanx organizing. Using a hybrid offline and online platform, it is creating a political home that brings together leadership, advocacy, culture and media to spark culture and policy change.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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New Media Ventures

New Media Ventures
Building Progressive Change, 2016
San Francisco, CA

New Media Ventures is the first national network of early-stage investors who are investing their time and money into new, cutting-edge, start-ups focused on building progressive change.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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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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OUR Walmart

OUR Walmart
OUR Walmart Mobile Platform Development, 2016
Oakland, CA

With Voqal’s support, OUR Walmart developed a mobile platform that will build on its innovative use of online organizing to connect workers, build community and mobilize collective action. OUR Walmart works to ensure that every Associate, regardless of his or her title, age, race or sex, is respected at Walmart. The platform will allow workers to instantly connect for workplace support, self-organize into communities of shared issues/identities and take distributive action.

Oakland California, United States of America
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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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Proteus Action League

Proteus Action League
Getting Money out of Politics, 2016
Amherst, MA

General and campaign support for the Piper Fund, a funder collaborative that has developed a grantmaking strategy designed to build a stronger money in politics movement.

Amherst Massachusetts, United States of America
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Proteus Fund

Proteus Fund
Themis Fund, 2016
Amherst, MA

General support for the Themis Fund, a funder collaborative that is working to repeal the death penalty.

Amherst Massachusetts, United States of America
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Race Forward

Race Forward
Anti-criminalization Project, 2016
Oakland, CA

Race Forward builds awareness, solutions and leadership for racial justice by generating transformative ideas, information and experiences. Its anti-criminalization project is a visionary movement-building endeavor to bridge movements working towards ending mass incarceration and mass deportation.

Oakland California, United States of America
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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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Silicon Valley Rising

Silicon Valley Rising
Opportunity to Work Campaign for Part-Time Workers
San Jose, CA

Work to pass Opportunity to Work in San Jose, a measure that will help ensure part-time workers who need more hours receive them.

San José California, United States of America
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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
Action for Common Good: 40.650100, -73.949600
Ballot Initiative Strategy Center: 38.895000, -77.036600
Brave New Films: 41.875600, -87.624400
Citizen Engagement Lab: 37.804500, -122.271000
Color of Change: 37.804500, -122.271000
Common Cause: 38.895000, -77.036600
Coworker.org: 38.895000, -77.036600
Democracy Initiative: 38.895000, -77.036600
Free Press Action Fund: 38.895000, -77.036600
Free Speech TV: 39.739200, -104.985000
Gamaliel Faith and Democracy Campaign: 41.875600, -87.624400
Hollaback!: 40.730600, -73.986600
Nation Inside: 34.225700, -77.944700
National People\'s Action: 41.875600, -87.624400
New Media Ventures: 37.779300, -122.419000
New Venture Fund: 38.895000, -77.036600
Not An Alternative: 40.650100, -73.949600
PICO National Network: 37.804500, -122.271000
Proteus Action League: 42.380400, -72.523100
Proteus Fund: 42.380400, -72.523100
SumOfUs: 37.779300, -122.419000
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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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Action for Common Good

Action for Common Good
Digital Organizing to Raise the Wage, 2015

Action for the Common Good is a sister organization of Center for Popular Democracy that works for decent, livable wages, health benefits and access to full-time work for all!

Brooklyn New York, 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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Ballot Initiative Strategy Center

Ballot Initiative Strategy Center
BISC Proactive Project, 2015
Washington, DC 

The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center is an advocacy organization working to strengthen democracy by building a national progressive strategy for ballot measures.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2015
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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Citizen Engagement Lab

Citizen Engagement Lab 
2015
Oakland, CA

Citizen Engagement Lab is a home for people and projects working to shift culture and transform society.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2015
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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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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Common Cause

Common Cause
New Mexico Pledge, 2015

Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest and accountable government that works for the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard. With Voqal's support, Common Cause ran a positive, nonpartisan public education campaign engaging New Mexicans on the issues of money in politics.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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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Coworker.org

Coworker.org
2015
Washington, D.C.

Founded in early 2013, Coworker.org is a digital organizing platform for workers’ rights. A combination of online tools, media outreach and research-based strategic support help employees have a voice in the modern workplace.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Democracy Initiative

Democracy Initiative
2015
Washington, DC

The Democracy Initiative, launched in 2013, seeks to restore the core principle of political equality.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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 Press Action Fund

Free Press Action Fund
2015
Washinton, D.C.

Free Press Action Fund is the advocacy arm of Free Press, a national, nonprofit media reform organization that promotes diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV
2015
Denver, CO

Free Speech TV is a nonprofit, independent, public interest television network.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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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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Gamaliel Faith and Democracy Campaign

Gamaliel Faith and Democracy Campaign
Digital Organizing for Prophetic Voices, 2015
Chicago, IL

Gamaliel was founded in 1986 to train community and faith leaders to build political power and create organizations that unite people of diverse faiths and races.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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Hollaback!

Hollback!
2015
New York, NY

Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. Hollaback! creates Smartphone applications and provides technology for SMS text messaging, and online reporting of street harassment.

New York New York, 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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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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Nation Inside

Nation Inside
Changing the U.S. Criminal System, 2015
Wilmington, NC

Nation Inside is a community of people dedicated to changing the U.S. criminal justice system.

Wilmington North Carolina, United States of America
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National People's Action

National People's Action
Advancing a National Economic and Racial Justice Agenda, 2015
Chicago, IL

National People’s Action (NPA) is a network of grassroots organizations with a fierce reputation for direct action from across the country that work to advance a national economic and racial justice agenda.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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 Media Ventures

New Media Ventures
Building Progressive Change, 2015
San Francisco, CA

New Media Ventures is the first national network of early-stage investors who are investing their time and money into new, cutting-edge, start-ups focused on building progressive change.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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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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New Venture Fund

New Venture Fund
Better Schools Better Jobs, 2015
Washington D.C.

Better Schools Better Jobs (BSBJ), through New Venture Fund, worked towards achieving adequate funding of education in Mississippi.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Not An Alternative

Not An Alternative
2015
Brooklyn, NY

Not An Alternative is a ten-year-old Brooklyn-based arts collective and nonprofit organization with a mission to affect popular understandings of events, symbols, institutions and history.

Brooklyn New York, United States of America
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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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PICO National Network

PICO National Network
2015
Oakland, CA

PICO is a national network of faith-based community organizations working to create innovative solutions to problems facing urban, suburban and rural communities.

Oakland California, United States of America
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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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Proteus Action League

Proteus Action League
Getting Money out of Politics, 2015
Amherst, MA

General and campaign support for the Piper Fund, a funder collaborative that has developed a grantmaking strategy designed to build a stronger money in politics movement.

Amherst Massachusetts, United States of America
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Proteus Fund

Proteus Fund
Themis Fund, 2015
Amherst, MA

General support for the Themis Fund, a funder collaborative that is working to repeal the death penalty.

Amherst Massachusetts, United States of America
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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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SumOfUs

SumOfUs
2015
San Francisco, CA/New York, NY

SumOfUs.org is a global, grassroots consumer movement for corporate accountability.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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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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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
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Access Now: 40.730600, -73.986600
Brave New Films: 41.875600, -87.624400
Citizen Engagement Lab: 37.804500, -122.271000
Color of Change: 37.804500, -122.271000
Coworker.org: 38.895000, -77.036600
Free Press Action Fund: 38.895000, -77.036600
Free Speech TV: 39.739200, -104.985000
Hollaback!: 40.730600, -73.986600
New Media Ventures: 37.779300, -122.419000
New Organizing Institute: 38.895000, -77.036600
Proteus Action League: 42.380400, -72.523100
Roosevelt Institute: 40.730600, -73.986600
SumOfUs: 37.779300, -122.419000
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Access Now

Access Now
Global Proxy Cloud Project, 2014
New York, NY

The Global Proxy Cloud Project establishes a global network of computers, whose bandwidth can be used by excluded populations on the other side of the world’s censorship firewalls.

New York New York, United States of America
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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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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2014
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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Citizen Engagement Lab

Citizen Engagement Lab 
2014
Oakland, CA

Citizen Engagement Lab is a home for people and projects working to shift culture and transform society.

Oakland California, 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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Color of Change

Color of Change
2014
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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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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Coworker.org

Coworker.org
2014
Washington, D.C.

Founded in early 2013, Coworker.org is a digital organizing platform for workers’ rights. A combination of online tools, media outreach and research-based strategic support help employees have a voice in the modern workplace.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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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Free Press Action Fund

Free Press Action Fund
2014
Washinton, D.C.

Free Press Action Fund is the advocacy arm of Free Press, a national, nonprofit media reform organization that promotes diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV
2014
Denver, CO

Free Speech TV is a nonprofit, independent, public interest television network.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Hollaback!

Hollback!
2014
New York, NY

Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. Hollaback! creates Smartphone applications and provides technology for SMS text messaging, and online reporting of street harassment.

New York New York, United States of America
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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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New Media Ventures

New Media Ventures
Building Progressive Change, 2014
San Francisco, CA

New Media Ventures is the first national network of early-stage investors who are investing their time and money into new, cutting-edge, start-ups focused on building progressive change.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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New Organizing Institute

New Organizing Institute
Digital Campaigning Bootcamp for Campaign Finance Organizers, 2014
Washington, DC

A 3-day new media and digital strategy training for partner organizations working to reform the campaign finance system that introduces core concepts of online and digital organizing from developing an email program and social networking, to developing a ladder of engagement and cross-departmental integration. Participants also learn advanced techniques, such as mobile marketing, online advertising and advanced email management.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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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Proteus Action League

Proteus Action League
Getting Money out of Politics, 2014
Amherst, MA

General and campaign support for the Piper Fund, a funder collaborative that has developed a grantmaking strategy designed to build a stronger money in politics movement.

Amherst Massachusetts, United States of America
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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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Roosevelt Institute

Roosevelt Institute
The Tools for Change: A Millennial Movement To Reclaim Democracy, 2014
New York, NY

The Roosevelt Campus Network is building a movement among this generation’s future leaders to fix a broken political system. It aims to create an online space to reach young people and motivate them effectively – emboldening a generation to act on the corrupting influence of money.

New York New York, United States of America
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SumOfUs

SumOfUs
2014
San Francisco, CA/New York, NY

SumOfUs.org is a global, grassroots consumer movement for corporate accountability.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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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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Boulder Community Broadcast Assn. (KGNU): 40.014986, -105.270546
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
Brave New Films: 41.875600, -87.624400
Center for Independent Documentary/Winikur Productions: 42.360500, -71.059600
Citizen Engagement Lab: 37.804500, -122.271000
Color of Change: 37.804500, -122.271000
Democratic Socialists of America: 40.730600, -73.986600
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR): 40.730600, -73.986600
Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones: 37.779300, -122.419000
Free Press Action Fund: 38.895000, -77.036600
Free Speech TV: 39.739200, -104.985000
International Media Project / Making Contact: 37.804500, -122.271000
The Media Consortium: 37.779300, -122.419000
National People\'s Action: 41.875600, -87.624400
New Media Ventures: 37.779300, -122.419000
New Organizing Institute: 38.895000, -77.036600
Proteus Action League: 42.380400, -72.523100
Public Knowledge: 38.895000, -77.036600
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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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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2013
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social 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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Center for Independent Documentary/Winikur Productions

Center for Independent Documentary/Winikur Productions
J Street, 2013
Boston, MA

“J Street” is a feature-length documentary tracking a progressive, pro-Israel lobby group pushing for a two-state solution. With a quickly growing national base, they take on the establishment, push the Obama administration to take an active role in the peace process and fight in the brass knuckle world of Washington D.C.

Boston Massachusetts, United States of America
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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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Citizen Engagement Lab

Citizen Engagement Lab 
2013
Oakland, CA

Citizen Engagement Lab is a home for people and projects working to shift culture and transform society.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2013
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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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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Democratic Socialists of America

Democratic Socialists of America
DSA's Social Media Strategy Launch, 2013
New York, NY

A political and activist organization that uses a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people.

New York New York, United States of America
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Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
2013
New York, NY

FAIR’s unique blend of journalism, research and advocacy provides timely fact-checking of corporate media and gives activists opportunities to demand accountability from powerful institutions. FAIR reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, and the weekly radio show CounterSpin is a platform for other advocates and critics to reach a national audience.

New York New York, United States of America
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Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones

Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones
Dark Money and the Courts, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Dark Money and the Courts investigates the influence of political money, often hidden from public scrutiny, on judicial elections and decision-making. With a first-of-its-kind dataset on contributions and spending at the district court level, combined with deep-dive investigative reporting and smart use of digital tools and design, the project shows the impact of private, often dark, money on the American judicial system into the larger public debate about money and politics.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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Free Press Action Fund

Free Press Action Fund
2013
Washinton, D.C.

Free Press Action Fund is the advocacy arm of Free Press, a national, nonprofit media reform organization that promotes diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV
2013
Denver, CO

Free Speech TV is a nonprofit, independent, public interest television network.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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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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International Media Project / Making Contact

International Media Project / Making Contact
What the Fork? How Corporations are Controlling our Food and our Democracy, 2013
Oakland, CA

Making Contact, an independent media outlet, together with ALEC-Exposed & Food Democracy Now, holds “Big Agriculture and Bio-tech” accountable for how they sully both our dinner plates and our democracy.

Oakland California, United States of America
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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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National People's Action

National People's Action
Advancing a National Economic and Racial Justice Agenda, 2013
Chicago, IL

National People’s Action (NPA) is a network of grassroots organizations with a fierce reputation for direct action from across the country that work to advance a national economic and racial justice agenda.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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New Media Ventures

New Media Ventures
Building Progressive Change, 2013
San Francisco, CA

New Media Ventures is the first national network of early-stage investors who are investing their time and money into new, cutting-edge, start-ups focused on building progressive change.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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New Organizing Institute

New Organizing Institute
Digital Campaigning Bootcamp for Campaign Finance Organizers, 2013
Washington, DC

A 3-day new media and digital strategy training for partner organizations working to reform the campaign finance system that introduces core concepts of online and digital organizing from developing an email program and social networking, to developing a ladder of engagement and cross-departmental integration. Participants also learn advanced techniques, such as mobile marketing, online advertising and advanced email management.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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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Proteus Action League

Proteus Action League
Getting Money out of Politics, 2013
Amherst, MA

General and campaign support for the Piper Fund, a funder collaborative that has developed a grantmaking strategy designed to build a stronger money in politics movement.

Amherst Massachusetts, United States of America
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Public Knowledge

Public Knowledge
Preserving the Open Internet, 2013
Washington, D.C.

Public Knowledge preserves the openness of the Internet and the public’s access to knowledge, promotes creativity through balanced copyright and upholds and protects the rights of consumers to use innovative technology lawfully.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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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The Media Consortium

The Media Consortium
2013
San Francisco, CA

The Media Consortium is a national network of over 60 leading independent journalism organizations, which support smart, engaged, high-impact journalism that redefines the political and cultural debate.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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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 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
Access Now: 40.730600, -73.986600
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Color of Change: 37.804500, -122.271000
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Prometheus Radio Project: 39.952400, -75.163600
SumOfUs: 37.779300, -122.419000
Ultraviolet: 38.895000, -77.036600
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Access Now

Access Now
Global Proxy Cloud Project, 2012
New York, NY

The Global Proxy Cloud Project establishes a global network of computers, whose bandwidth can be used by excluded populations on the other side of the world’s censorship firewalls.

New York New York, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2012
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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Color of Change

Color of Change
2012
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Free Press Action Fund

Free Press Action Fund
2012
Washinton, D.C.

Free Press Action Fund is the advocacy arm of Free Press, a national, nonprofit media reform organization that promotes diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV
2012
Denver, CO

Free Speech TV is a nonprofit, independent, public interest television network.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Hollaback!

Hollback!
2012
New York, NY

Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. Hollaback! creates Smartphone applications and provides technology for SMS text messaging, and online reporting of street harassment.

New York New York, United States of America
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New Media Ventures

New Media Ventures
Building Progressive Change, 2012
San Francisco, CA

New Media Ventures is the first national network of early-stage investors who are investing their time and money into new, cutting-edge, start-ups focused on building progressive change.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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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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Prometheus Radio Project

Prometheus Radio Project
The Key to Internet Radio, 2012
Philadelphia, PA

The Key to Internet Radio overcomes the main barriers to entry for community radio stations to web stream, remote broadcast and optimize their sites for mobile devices, thus helping stations seize the potential of broadband for social transformation.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States of America
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SumOfUs

SumOfUs
2012
San Francisco, CA/New York, NY

SumOfUs.org is a global, grassroots consumer movement for corporate accountability.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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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
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Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet
2012
Washington, D.C.

Ultraviolet is a community of women and men across the U.S. mobilized to fight sexism and expand women’s rights, from politics and government to media and pop culture. UltraViolet works on a range of issues, including health care, economic security, violence and reproductive rights.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America

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Access Now

Access Now
Global Proxy Cloud Project, 2010
New York, NY

The Global Proxy Cloud Project establishes a global network of computers, whose bandwidth can be used by excluded populations on the other side of the world’s censorship firewalls.

New York New York, United States of America
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Air Traffic Control Education Fund, Inc.

Air Traffic Control Education Fund, Inc.
Music + Mobile Advocacy Tools, 2010
San Francisco, CA

The combination of music and mobile communications reaches different constituencies of audiences that aren’t otherwise currently reached by social justice and progressive organizations. By working with musicians to engage their immense fan bases in advocacy, progressive change efforts reach a wide and diverse community.

San Francisco California, 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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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)
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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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2011
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2010
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2009
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Brave New Films

Brave New Films
2008
Chicago, IL

Brave New Films uses media to inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation that makes a difference for social justice.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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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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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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Center for Urban Pedagogy

Center for Urban Pedagogy
Cell Phone Literacy Toolkit, 2011
Brooklyn, NY

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. With Voqal's support, it designed and produced a modular toolkit for the consumer using mobile technology and focus on consumer awareness, federal policy, technological issues and media production.

Brooklyn New York, United States of America
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Center for Urban Pedagogy

Center for Urban Pedagogy
Cell Phone Literacy Toolkit, 2010
Brooklyn, NY

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. With Voqal's support, it designed and produced a modular toolkit for the consumer using mobile technology and focus on consumer awareness, federal policy, technological issues and media production.

Brooklyn New York, United States of America
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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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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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Color of Change

Color of Change
2011
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2010
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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Color of Change

Color of Change
2009
Oakland, CA

Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice, make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Oakland California, United States of America
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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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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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Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
2011
New York, NY

FAIR’s unique blend of journalism, research and advocacy provides timely fact-checking of corporate media and gives activists opportunities to demand accountability from powerful institutions. FAIR reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, and the weekly radio show CounterSpin is a platform for other advocates and critics to reach a national audience.

 

New York New York, United States of America
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Fellowship of Reconciliation

Fellowship of Reconciliation
Enough Fear, 2010
Nyack, NY

The Enough Fear campaign develops a Facebook penpal application and an Internet-based one to one chat application that allows Americans and Iranians to have ongoing, spontaneous conversations about any topic they chose twenty-four hours a day as part of an effort to create lasting relationships and build understanding between commonalities.

Nyack New York, United States of America
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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 Press Action Fund

Free Press Action Fund
2011
Washinton, D.C.

Free Press Action Fund is the advocacy arm of Free Press, a national, nonprofit media reform organization that promotes diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Free Press Action Fund

Free Press Action Fund
2010
Washinton, D.C.

Free Press Action Fund is the advocacy arm of Free Press, a national, nonprofit media reform organization that promotes diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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Free Speech for People Campaign

Free Speech for People Campaign
Defending the Constitution, 2010
Austin, TX

Launched in the wake of the January 2010 Citizens United ruling, Free Speech for People is a campaign to reclaim constitutional rights for people and return corporations to their place as economic rather than political entities.

Austin Texas, United States of America
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Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV
2011
Denver, CO

Free Speech TV is a nonprofit, independent, public interest television network.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV
2010
Denver, CO

Free Speech TV is a nonprofit, independent, public interest television network.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV
2009
Denver, CO

Free Speech TV is a nonprofit, independent, public interest television network.

Denver Colorado, United States of America
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Friendfactor Accelerator

Friendfactor Accelerator
2010
San Francisco, CA

Friendfactor is the gay rights organization for everyone that has close friends and family members who are gay. Friendfactor makes it easy to take simple actions for historic and personally meaningful results — ending inequality and discrimination against gay friends and family.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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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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Hollaback!

Hollback!
2010
New York, NY

Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. Hollaback! creates Smartphone applications and provides technology for SMS text messaging, and online reporting of street harassment.

New York New York, United States of America
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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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Israeli Committee Against Demolitions (ICAHD-USA)

Israeli Committee Against Demolitions (ICAHD-USA)
End Demolitions Now! 2011
Pittsburgh, PA

The project increases exposure of the public to information and critical analysis of the Israeli government’s home demolition and other policies in the Occupied Territories that degrade the lives and human rights of Palestinians.

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Israeli Committee Against Demolitions (ICAHD-USA)

Israeli Committee Against Demolitions (ICAHD-USA)
End Demolitions Now! 2009
Pittsburgh, PA

The project increases exposure of the public to information and critical analysis of the Israeli government’s home demolition and other policies in the Occupied Territories that degrade the lives and human rights of Palestinians.

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, United States of America
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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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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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Luminescence Media Group - NFP

Luminescence Media Group - NFP
Rumbula's Echo 2010
Chicago, IL

Rumbula’s Echo demonstrates the messy complexity of the Holocaust in Lativa and how the decisions of individuals determined whether people lived or died. The huge cost of genocide to societies is complex and inherent.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Luminescence Media Group - NFP

Luminescence Media Group - NFP
Rumbula's Echo 2009
Chicago, IL

Rumbula’s Echo demonstrates the messy complexity of the Holocaust in Lativa and how the decisions of individuals determined whether people lived or died. The huge cost of genocide to societies is complex and inherent.

Chicago Illinois, United States of America
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Media Access Project

Media Access Project
Fighting for Open and Diverse Communications Systems, 2011
Washington, D.C.

Media Access Project is a nonprofit, public interest law firm and advocacy organization working in communications policy. For over 38 years, MAP has promoted the public interest before the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Courts, fighting for an open and diverse communications system that protects freedom of expression, promotes universal and equitable access to media outlets and telecommunications services and encourages vibrant public discourse on critical issues facing our society.

Washington District of Columbia, United States of America
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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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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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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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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 Media Ventures

New Media Ventures
Building Progressive Change, 2011
San Francisco, CA

New Media Ventures is the first national network of early-stage investors who are investing their time and money into new, cutting-edge, start-ups focused on building progressive change.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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New Media Ventures

New Media Ventures
Building Progressive Change, 2010
San Francisco, CA

New Media Ventures is the first national network of early-stage investors who are investing their time and money into new, cutting-edge, start-ups focused on building progressive change.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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New Media Ventures

New Media Ventures
Building Progressive Change, 2009
San Francisco, CA

New Media Ventures is the first national network of early-stage investors who are investing their time and money into new, cutting-edge, start-ups focused on building progressive change.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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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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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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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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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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Prometheus Radio Project

Prometheus Radio Project
The Key to Internet Radio, 2010
Philadelphia, PA

The Key to Internet Radio overcomes the main barriers to entry for community radio stations to web stream, remote broadcast and optimize their sites for mobile devices, thus helping stations seize the potential of broadband for social transformation.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States of America
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Story of Stuff

Story of Stuff
2011
Berkeley, CA

The Story of Stuff is a 20 minute environmental-themed movie about the way we make, use and throw away Stuff.

Berkeley California, United States of America
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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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The Media Consortium

The Media Consortium
2010
San Francisco, CA

The Media Consortium is a national network of over 60 leading independent journalism organizations, which support smart, engaged, high-impact journalism that redefines the political and cultural debate.

San Francisco California, United States of America
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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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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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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
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Truthout

Truthout
Community Forum Project, 2010
Sacramento, CA

Truthout is an online news organization that broadens and diversifies the political discussion by introducing independent voices and focusing on poorly covered issues and unconventional thinking.

Sacramento California, United States of America
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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
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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
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We the People Campaign

We the People Campaign
2011
San Francisco, CA

The We the People Campaign was backed by a diverse coalition of advocates, activists and indy media — aimed to coordinate disparate parts of the progressive family to build an effective populist challenge to corporate power in our democracy.

San Francisco California, United States of America

Featured Grantees

Great Education Colorado

Great Education Colorado began in a Denver living room filled with parents sharing concerns about the chronic under-funding of public education affecting students’ educational experiences, civic and community unity and economic prosperity. It has since grown into a statewide, nonpartisan organization aimed at driving educational excellence for all Colorado students by harnessing the power of grassroots activism and stimulating wise investment in Colorado’s public schools, colleges and universities. With support from Voqal, Great Education Colorado convened a coalition of diverse constituents to build momentum for real education reform.

Common Cause

Common Cause is a nonpartisan watchdog group with a mission of promoting open, ethical and accountable government at the local, state and national levels. With support from Voqal, Common Cause is advocating for campaign finance reform in Illinois, Portland and other communities across the country.

OUR Walmart

Our Walmart works to ensure that every Walmart Associate, regardless of his or her title, age, race, sex, sexual orientation or disability is respected at Walmart and in the retail industry generally. With Voqal’s support, OUR Walmart successfully launched WorkIt, a digital platform that leverages its distributive base of volunteer leaders and machine learning to provide information and support to people working in low wage jobs.

Voqal Fund Grant Selection Process

Grant applications are by invitation only. Due to our limited resources, unsolicited proposals are not accepted. All prospective grantees are screened for alignment with Voqal’s mission, values and philanthropic priorities.