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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 Minnesota 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.

This fund is administered by Movement Voter Project, a 501(c)(4). Donations are not tax-deductible.

This fund supports 16 groups
Minnesota
African Career Education & Resources (ACER)

ACER is a nonprofit organization that engages African immigrants living in the north and northwest suburbs of Minneapolis to advance equity and eliminate disparities for the area’s large and growing African community. ACER also works regionally where it sees opportunities to make connections that improve the quality of life for African immigrants.

Group Type: 501c3
Minnesota
Awood Center

The Awood Center builds economic, political and organizing power among workers in the East African community of Minnesota. Awood has led a gound-breaking campaign to ensure Amazon workers in Minnesota have a voice and ensure that jobs at Amazon are quality, safe and reliable jobs.

Group Type: 501c3
Minnesota
Black Visions Collective

Black Visions Collective is putting into practice the lessons learned from organizations who came before it in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota. BLVC is building an organization with the capacity to change the policies, culture and leadership of Minnesota’s progressive movement in order to transform the lives of Black Minnesotans across the diaspora.

Group Type: 501c3
Minnesota
Black Votes Matter MN

Established on the heels of Jamar Clark’s murder by police, BVM has been a force for change and increased civic participation, having registered over 2,500 voters. They lead rigorous voter education campaigns focused on key local races in St. Paul and Minneapolis. For 2020 they are scaling up a multifaceted effort of radio, print, and door-knocking to reach thousands of African-American voters.

Group Type: 501c3
Minnesota
Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Acción Latina (COPAL)

Founded in 2018, COPAL seeks to unite Latinxs in the state in active grassroots communal democracy building racial, gender, social, and economic justice across community lines. They register and engage Latinx voters statewide and mobilize their community around immigration, climate and education.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Minnesota
ISAIAH / Faith in Minnesota

Faith in Minnesota is building a multi-racial democracy in Minnesota by uniting people of faith in a people-centered politics that unapologetically exposes divide and conquer politics. Raising Black, Muslim and Latinx voter turnout with a clear mandate for bold leadership will expand the winning margins in Minnesota and encourage our elected leaders to lead boldly on climate change, healthcare, childcare, paid family leave, and dismantling mass incarceration and mass deportation. Faith in Minnesota is the 501(c)4 arm of ISAIAH, a multi-racial, state-wide, nonpartisan coalition of faith communities fighting for racial and economic justice.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Minnesota
Jewish Community Action

Working in partnership with local coalitions, interfaith initiatives, neighborhood groups, and minority and immigrant groups JCA works for racial and economic justice in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. They believe in working collectively and acting as allies, directly addressing the root causes of poverty, racism, and injustice–and they train teams of committed volunteer leaders, who take this work inward to their congregations as well as outward into the broader community.

Group Type: 501c3
Minnesota
Land Stewardship Project / Action Fund

Guided by an ethic of stewardship of farmland, economic justice for family farms, and racially just and healthy rural communities, Land Stewardship Project has won major victories against corporate agribusiness and oil and gas interests. LSPA is organizing its 4,300 member households to build permanent progressive infrastructure in rural Minnesota.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Minnesota
Minnesota Youth Collective

Empowers youth – and particularly those representing marginalized communities – to take their rightful seat at the decision making table, elect people who reflect their values, and shape legislation to better the lives of Minnesotans. In 2018, MYC helped make voting more accessible to young people and gave them tools to get their friends out to vote; youth turnout rose 30% and was the highest in the country. They are scaling this program across the state for 2020.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Minnesota
MN350 Action

MN-350 is a volunteer-led social movement inspiring Minnesotans to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis and take action to replace dependence on fossil fuels and shift the collective consciousness to return to a safe climate level. MN-350 is working to build a Climate Majority in the MN State Senate in 2020. They have been a key player in stopping pipelines in Northern, MN working in deep alignment with Indigenous leaders. They lead the 100% Campaign – a coalition of 10+ people powered organizations fighting to pass major climate legislation for Minnesota in 2021.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Minnesota
Navigate / UNIDOS Minnesota

UNIDOS is building power in the Latinx community in Minnesota and engaging new and young voters around immigration and educational justice. Unidos mobilizes people power and invests in leadership development of young Latinx people. In 2020 they are expanding their work from the Twin Cities into small towns and cities in Southern Minnesota with rapidly growing Latinx communities.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Minnesota
New American Development Center

A resident and constituent-driven nonprofit focused on lowering the poverty rate of refugee, immigrants, and low-skilled workers in the African and Somali community through authentic, culturally appropriate, and sustainable wealth-building programs including entrepreneurship training and youth employment.

Group Type: 501c3
Minnesota
Outfront Minnesota

Working with constituents, public institutions, and elected officials – including members of Minnesota’s Legislature – Outfront Minnesota promotes human rights of LGBTQ Minnesotans. They work to shape public policy and elect officials who share their values of equity and belief in the the need for LGBTQ people and allies to vote.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC
Minnesota
Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE)

RISE amplifies the voice and power of Muslim women. RISE is engaging and registering Muslim women voters to build collective power to bring about radical social change and reflective systems of power.

Group Type: 501c3
Minnesota
TakeAction Minnesota

TakeAction Minnesota is a statewide, multiracial network of people working to build independent political power and realize racial, gender, and economic justice across Minnesota. They represent a network of 55,000 people across the state and 22 organizational members. Through grassroots organizing, electoral politics, corporate and legislative campaigns, and training and leadership development, they are making change today so more is possible in the future. In 2020 they are leading a massive statewide effort to keep Minnesota Blue and elect 10-12 new members of the Minnesota State Senate to consolidate a progressive majority.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Minnesota
Women for Political Change

Women for Political Change invests in the leadership of woman, nonbinary and trans people under the age of 30. WFPL began as a grassroots organization at the University of Minnesota and have since added 5 chapters on campuses and high schools across the state. They are building a future rooted in healing, transformation and electoral justice. In 2020, they are running a large-scale engagement and turnout program in at least 8 communities and campuses.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
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