Help build long-term movement infrastructure that will last 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.
Local groups are the most effective messengers for voter registration and mobilization because of the local community building, issue organizing, and advocacy they focus on year-round.
100% of donations go to support Michigan groups. 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. For more information or to discuss a customized giving plan, please email [email protected].
This fund is administered by Movement Voter PAC, a federal political committee. Donations are not anonymous or tax-deductible, and will be reported to the FEC and state campaign regulators.
Detroit Action is a grassroots community organization building power for workers and Detroiters of color throughout the metro region. A consistent and deliberate attack on its institutions has made Detroit one of the most politically and economically marginalized cities in the country. Michigan Action is transforming the most vulnerable communities in Michigan by building the electoral power to fight back against these unjust policies.
The Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan (EJAM) is a group of grassroots social justice organizations committed to achieving racial and economic equity for low-wage and working-class communities. Formed in the fall of 2013, EJAM is born out of a long tradition of organizing in Michigan. Hundreds of thousands of voters across the state have joined with EJAM in the fight to increase the minimum wage, provide earned paid sick days for all workers, and require community benefit agreements when public monies or land is used to support corporate developments.
MOSES organizes communities, develops faith leaders, and builds relationships to advocate for social justice through a group of diverse congregations. MOSES accomplishes this through training leaders in churches, synagogues, and mosques, teaching participants how to articulate their shared values and work with their constituents to take collective action in the public arena. This year, they are doing a large deep canvassing program focused on the metro Detroit suburbs.
Michigan Liberation is a statewide organization dedicated to the leadership development of community members and creation of effective campaigns to advance racial, gender and economic justice in Michigan. MI Liberation believes in reforming the criminal justice system, fully-funded single-payer health care, investment in public systems like child care, education, affordable housing and safety net programs, expanded workers rights, and environmental justice. They engage in elections by getting out the vote, standing with candidates who stand with them, and talking to voters about issues that matter. In 2020, Michigan Liberation is leading campaigns for progressive prosecutors in 3 counties.
The Michigan Student Power Network is a statewide association of progressive student organizations, started in 2014 and currently operating on 8 campuses across Michigan. The Power Network works to connect student struggles across campuses, issues and identities, in order to share skills and build a statewide movement capable of effecting progressive change. MSPN uses a variety of tactics and strategies to effect change in Michigan and on our campuses, including direct member education, voter engagement, issue based campaign organizing, and direct action.
Michigan People's Campaign organizes to build the power their communities need to win the justice they deserve. They are working for an equitable and sustainable world that reflects the values of economic and racial justice. The long-term goals of the movement politics work are 1.) to win governing power for their members and allies across Michigan on all levels of government, 2.) normalize movement politics methodology on the “Left", 3.) normalize their issue demands and worldview and 4.) build a Multiracial working class identity. The short term goals are to expand our governing power while building new infrastructure that outlasts the election.
Mothering Justice Action Fund is returning decision making power to the people affected by policy decisions the most. The ultimate goal of the C4 Plan is to identify, connect, and engage with 50,000 black women in select target areas across the state of Michigan. Mothering Justice will add new people to the voter registration rolls, educate voters about election issues, make sure new and unlikely voters actually cast their ballots, and ensure that misinformation and intimidation don’t inhibit people from voting.