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Redistricting and Representation

Report examines redistricting in the Great Lakes region and offers a framework to improve the process.

 
Democracy

Democracy Program

Encouraging citizens to participate in our democracy by promoting campaign finance reform, ethical government, fair elections, and an independent judiciary.

 
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Democracy Grantees

2015 Democracy Grantees

Find more information about grantees in our Annual Reports.

Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.
Chicago, IL $125,000
For Civil Rights Under Law to conduct public education, community outreach, and litigation to improve minority representation at the local government level in Illinois. (20 mos)
 
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.
Chicago, IL $10,000
To support the executive director transition and strategic planning. (6 mos)
 
Common Cause Education Fund
Washington, DC $600,000
For the launch of a "State of Midwest Democracy" report as well as membership development and public education on state-based political reforms.  (2 yrs)
 
Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund
Chicago, IL $50,000
To support for a campus-based public education and advocacy effort to advance campaign finance reform. (9 mos)
 
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Inc
Madison, WI $120,000
For collaborative work to defend voting rights, prevent erosion of democratic structures, and work toward local government reforms. (2 yrs)
 
MapLight
Berkeley, CA $75,000
To support the Illinois expansion of Voter's Edge, an online portal that provides comprehensive, nonpartisan information about federal, state and local candidates, ballot measures, and judicial races. (2 yrs)
 
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Los Angeles, CA $125,000
To conduct public education, community outreach, and litigation to improve minority representation at the local government level in Illinois. (20 mos)
 
NEO Philanthropy Inc.
New York, NY $60,000
To support  Civic Participation, a program to help the philanthropic sector prepare for the 2020 Census and to hold its 2016 annual convening in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (2 yrs)
 
New Venture Fund
Washington, DC $75,000
To support convenings of funders interested in civic engagement and democracy reforms in Minnesota, Ohio, and Michigan. (3 yrs)
 
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL $60,000
To develop an online curriculum focused on democracy reforms at the state level. (1 yr)
 
Proteus Fund Inc.
Amherst, MA $100,000
To develop and train partner organizations on a common set of broad pro-democracy messages. (1 yr)
 
The Franklin And Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
New York, NY $65,000
To lead a planning process with organizations involved with youth engagement on democracy issues in Illinois. (1 yr)
 
Voices for Racial Justice
Minneapolis, MN $50,000
To convene and train leaders of color on political reform issues, particularly campaign finance reform. (1 yr)
 
Wisconsin Voices
Milwaukee, WI $200,000
To implement its Our Democracy 2020 program to shape the issue environment on political reform, manage a collaboration with other nonpartisan organizations, and conduct an assessment of local jurisdictions for democracy-related issue campaigns. (2 yrs)

Latest News From The Democracy Program

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The Joyce Foundation Announces $10.2 Million in Grants

In April, 50 grants totaling $10.2 million were approved by the Joyce Foundation Board of Directors to further address pressing economic and social challenges.

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Strengthening Democracy by Embracing a Multi-Party System

Democracy Program Director, George Cheung, penned a blog, featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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Joyce Promotes Culture and Democracy Program Officers

Angelique Power has been promoted to Program Director, Culture, and George Cheung has been promoted to Program Director, Democracy.

 
 

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