The Western Rural + Plains States (WRAPS) Project works with grassroots organizations, elected officials, candidates, and other movers and shakers in the rural landscape to build strong organizing and enable a shift in power and representation at the local, state, and federal levels in 10 rural states: Alaska, Montana, Nebraska, Utah, Oklahoma, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, and Wyoming.
All contributions are re-granted to groups. The size and frequency of grants for each group are regularly assessed by MVP’s grant-making team and WRAPS 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 Project, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. Donations are not tax-deductible.
Forward Montana is the largest youth civic engagement organization in the state that voices their values at the capitol, ballot box and in the streets. It hosts candidate forums and provides educational resources to voters. It co-led an effort that passed a non-discrimination ordinance in Missoula and Bozeman. It is an affiliate of the Alliance for Youth Action.
Montana League of Rural Voters is working for a future with broad, homegrown prosperity in our rural communities, and good water for crops, livestock, wildlife and recreation. Organizes year-round, mobilizing for elections and around key legislative fights, ensuring that real people's voices can be heard above the din of corporate lobbyists and special interests.
A strong advocacy and election engagement coalition run by and for women. They have done large-scale vote work including voter registration, GOTV, and a mail voter guide to educate and mobilize low-income women and their allies to participate in the democratic process. They also fight hard on issues related to women's health and economic security, as well as LGBTQ, immigrant, and voting rights.
A grassroots movement designed to restore balance to the state legislature by electing candidates who believe in strengthening public schools, protecting public lands, and extending health care to working families.
OutNebraska empowers community building through culture, relieving the stress that comes from living in the margins. They provide the space to relax, laugh, enjoy each other and live one's best life. They believe in pride of identity and welcome every new member with open arms.
Alaskans Take a Stand is a diverse group of Alaskan citizens promoting awareness of social justice issues affecting their communities. They advocate for Indigenous rights, racial equity and wildlife preservation. This year they are working on voter education including informing about the process of voting.
Formed in September 2017, Enlaces leads with a mission to empower, educate, and engage Alaska’s Latino community by acting as a catalyst for an equitable presence and voice. By collaboration with communities throughout Alaska, Enlaces works to advance social justice and equity for Latinos and Hispanics in the North.
Native Movement supports grassroots-led projects that align with its vision to dismantle oppressive systems for all, and that endeavor to ensure social justice, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, and the rights of Mother Earth. It has taken leadership around fights such as protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and working to defeat the destructive Pebble Mine.
The Alaska Center is making the state the best place to live by engaging, empowering, and electing Alaskans to stand up for clean air and water, healthy communities, and a strong democracy. The future depends upon the health of the resources that sustain Alaska's diverse cultures, livelihoods, and families. The Alaska Center helps ensure that everyone can enjoy Alaska’s tremendous natural resources, grow and cultivate leaders who champion values supporting a vibrant future for generations to come.