Georgia’s Senate run-off election is on January 5th, and the voter registration deadline is December 7th. We must act quickly to make sure groups have the money they need to register voters, increase voter turnout, and make sure every vote is counted.
Funding local groups builds long-term infrastructure that lasts beyond the next election. We fund organizations and local leaders that are in their communities for the long haul, not one-off campaigns that come and go each cycle. These groups are the most effective messengers for voter registration and voter turnout because of the local community building and organizing they focus on year-round.
100% of donations go to 501(c)(3) Georgia organizing partners. The size and frequency of grants for each group are regularly assessed by MVP’s grant-making team and state advisors based on where additional funding is most needed. To discuss other ways to support groups in Georgia, please contact [email protected].
This fund is administered by Movement Voter Fund, a project of Tides Foundation. Donations are tax-deductible.
Alternate ROOTS is a member-driven regional arts service organization with 44 years of history championing social and economic justice and the work of people in their field. Alternate ROOTS provides the connective tissue for a distinct segment of the arts and culture field – artists who have a commitment to making work in, with, by, for and about their communities, and those whose cultural work strives for social justice. Alternate ROOTS helps sustain artistic development, increased visibility, and stability as activist artists and cultural organizers.
Asian American Advocacy Fund is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization dedicated to building a politically-conscious, engaged, and progressive Asian American base in Georgia. Through a combination of policy advocacy at local, state, and federal levels, and by supporting candidates that believe in their values, the organization fights to create a better Georgia for all. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is the first and only nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in Georgia and the Southeast.
Black Voters Matter and Black Voters Matter Fund were founded in Georgia’s black belt where they helped flip a local state legislature race, breaking Georgia’s GOP supermajority. In a recent election, they supported dozens of local partners in 25 counties of Georgia’s rural black belt – filling a unique gap – with a historic black woman candidate at the top of the ticket.
Georgia Equality’s mission is to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for LGBTQ+ communities throughout the state. They work year-round to pass pro-equality legislation and elect fair-minded elected officials. Equality Foundation of Georgia conducts voter registration and educational activities, provides information to decision makers, and organizes and mobilizes LGBTQ communities to advance equality across the state.
The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) educates, organizes and trains the Latinx community in Georgia to defend and promote their civil and human rights. Over the past 10 years, GLAHR has established a strong network of community members, including 18 local committees to implement strategies at local and state levels. Their leadership training, combined with strategic campaigns, are forging meaningful local, state, and national alliances to build a strong social justice movement. GLAHR Action Network uses electoral and political strategies to improve the lives of Georgia Latinos and the immigrant community.
Georgia Muslim Voter Project (GA MVP) was founded in response to the growing anti-Muslim rhetoric that was prevalent in mainstream politics and the low rates of civic engagement in the Muslim community. GA MVP is a nonpartisan voter education and engagement organization activating Muslim voters in order to elevate their voices. In 2020, the group registered over 2,000 new voters and partnered with other local groups to increase Asian-American voter turnout.
Georgia Shift gives marginalized young people a seat at the table of democracy through civic media, hands-on education, and action opportunities. They envision a Georgia where marginalized young people are the fundamental driver of political impact and public policy at every level of government in an unbridled democracy.
In Defense of Black Lives ATL is a Black-led coalition of activists and orgs in Atlanta, GA united to defend Black life & defund APD. They are part of the ecosystem of M4BL comprised of more than 50 organizations representing Black people across the country engaged in creating a shared vision and policy agenda to win rights, recognition, and resources for Black people. Using mass engagement, local power, building across movements using a multiracial strategy, leadership development, and electoral strategy. Among their demands: ending the war on Black people, reparations, economic justice, and more.
Ambitious effort working to transform the state’s political landscape. NGP has registered thousands and is conducting citizen academies to get more people educated on how elections and public policy processes work. In addition to more traditional outreach, they’ve also worked to improve election administration and protection and tested the impact of “parties at the polls” on turnout.
SisterSong defines Reproductive Justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. As the the largest national multi-ethnic reproductive justice collective in the nation, SisterSong is building a powerful and effective network of individuals and organizations. Through a sustained reproductive justice movement, SisterSong is creating institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.
SPARK organizes for reproductive rights and gender justice through a racial and economic justice lens. This lens holds the vision of a world where economic, social and cultural equity, restorative justice, body autonomy, and comprehensive reproductive and sexual freedom exists. Additionally, this means all people are empowered, valued, and able to make liberatory decisions about their communities, families, and lives. SPARK has a strong youth leadership development program with an emphasis on empowering LGBTQ Black and brown youth to develop their own media resources, and conduct civic engagement activities.
WOMEN ENGAGED is a social justice nonprofit that takes an innovative, hands-on learning approach to advancing women’s human rights, youth empowerment and civic engagement efforts in Georgia. Using a human rights framework, Women Engaged develops policy recommendations, conducts research and organizing initiatives paired with, leadership development, savvy communications outreach strategies and civic engagement opportunities for women and youth of color.
SONG is a regional organizing hub for southern LGBTQ people led by people of color. With an appreciation for how racism, homophobia, transphobia, and geography are interrelated, they have been a driving force in building an organization, community, and world that bends towards full liberation. They created the first southern, LGBTQ-led, traveling Organizing School for small towns and rural places in the south and likewise have organized and lobbied for progressive legislation.
A growing progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for everyone. They are in 15 states and organize aggressive campaigns to raise economic standards. They recruit, train and elect leaders who share its mission and then work after elections to hold officials accountable to the needs of working families. In the New York primaries, they defeated 7 corporate democrats replacing them with progressive leaders, kept seven rural precincts from closing in Georgia, swept primary victories in three states, and more.