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The easiest way to donate to top youth and student groups.

100% of funds are re-granted directly to the groups.

Build long-term infrastructure that lasts beyond the next election. We fund organizations and local leaders that are in their communities year-round, not one-off campaigns that come and go each cycle.

All donations are re-granted to groups in the fund. 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 Project, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. Donations are not tax-deductible.

This fund supports groups like these:
Arizona
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Arizona Students' Association (ASA)

Arizona Students' Association (ASA) empowers and prepares youth for college admission and graduation through a unique approach based upon a greater cultural understanding as a guide to personal, academic and professional excellence as future leaders.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Native American / Indigenous, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4, 501c3
Colorado
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New Era Colorado

A first-rate youth and student vote group that runs both large-scale voter mobilization and issue campaigns. An Alliance for Youth Action affiliate. New Era Colorado ran a huge 55,000 youth voter registration drive, a voter education program on 7 college campuses and distributed over 300,000 voter guides.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Florida
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Engage Miami

Engage Miami believes in speaking youth to power. They were instrumental in the fight to expand early voting sites on college campuses, increasing accessibility for young people. With a bold, creative, impactful, and local culture of civic participation and voter engagement led by and for young people, they have registered thousands of new voters, launched voter education and GOTV campaigns, and developed comprehensive voter guides for young voters. 

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Latinx, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
Florida
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Engage Miami Civic Fund

Engage Miami Civic Fund includes young people intent on fully engaging their generation (and the next) in local democracy so that they have a future in Miami that is more just, democratic, and sustainable. Engage Miami takes down barriers and builds bridges to equitable civic leadership through voter registration, civic education, and organizing campaigns on the issues that matter to young people in Miami. They're building political power for young people in South Florida so they can make sure the future is better for everyone, and it’s working.  

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Florida
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Florida Student Power Network

Florida Student Power has a presence on 25 universities and colleges across the state. Their work focuses on leadership development of Black and Brown youth and supporting local campaigns. They've led voter education work in the past two election cycles on campuses in Miami-Dade, Broward, and 16 other counties. They are working to launch their first voter registration program and are especially focused on organizing young people on issues related to criminal justice.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
Georgia
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Georgia Shift/Georgia Shift Action Fund

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.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Racial Justice
Constituencies: Black, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Illinois
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Chicago Votes / Education Fund

A strong youth-driven organization and Alliance for Youth Action affiliate, Chicago Votes has registered over 20,000 voters, distributed 100,000 voter guides connecting living wage and police accountability to local races, advanced statewide democracy reforms including Online and Election Day Voter Registration, and elevated the voices of black and brown youth in the local civic arena.

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Kansas
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Loud Light

Loud Light engages, educates, and empowers individuals from underrepresented populations to build community power that has an impact on decision makers. Loud Light is focused on increasing youth turn out so that the center of the Kansas electorate shifts and Millennials become the decisive factor in elections near college campuses. They educate and energize students to not only register and turn out to vote, but to actively engage their government and community as well.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Michigan
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Michigan Student Power Network

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.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice
Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Montana
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Forward Montana

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.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, LGBTQ+, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
New Hampshire
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New Hampshire Youth Movement

New Hampshire Youth Movement (NHYM) is a movement of young people organizing both inside and outside of election cycles to push state leaders to represent their values and to build long term youth power. They operate through regional hubs in towns and campuses around the state, which collaborate with the guiding team to organize strategic actions, hold elected officials accountable, and leverage the youth vote to change what is politically feasible in New Hampshire.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Faith-Based, Immigrant, LGBTQ+, Rural, White Working Class, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
North Carolina
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Southern Vision Alliance / Ignite NC

Ignite NC Action Fund supports youth-centered, inter-generational shared leadership models and candidates for local office who are committed to building people power and working for racial and social justice.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black, Latinx, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Ohio
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Ohio Student Association

A statewide organization led by young people engaging in student organizing on issue campaigns & electoral mobilization. They engage in nonviolent direct action, policy advocacy, and leadership development on campuses across Ohio to build independent political power. An affiliate of the Alliance for Youth Action. Fiscally sponsored by Stand Up Ohio / Ohio Organizing Collaborative.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Texas
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JOLT Action

Jolt Action is a digitally-savvy, Latinx-led culture-shifting organization building the political power of young Latinos by winning on issues that matter through uplifting Latinx stories, voter engagement, leadership development and student advocacy on and off campus. Jolt Action has organizers in Austin, Houston, and Dallas.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Latinx, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4, 501c3
Texas
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Mobilize Organize Vote Empower Texas (MOVE Texas)

MOVE Texas runs some of the largest youth voter registration programs in the state. It works year-round to mobilize, organize, and empower young people in metro areas of San Antonio, Laredo, Seguin, San Marcos, Austin, Houston, and Dallas. They’ve sued Texas over voter suppression bill #SB4, organized to remove Confederate statues and continue to address barriers to civic engagement at the local and state level.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4, 501c3
Texas
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Texas Freedom Network: Texas Rising

Texas Freedom Network runs a major statewide campus vote, advocacy programs as part of an issue strategy around reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, freedom and sex education. Texas Rising Action is an innovative youth-led project of the Texas Freedom Network. Texas Rising organizes young people under 30 across 25 campuses focused on voter engagement, leadership development, and issue advocacy. In 2020, Texas Rising Action endorsed the largest and most diverse slate of candidates every for the organization, from County Commissioner and Texas House to Texas Railroad Commission, a statewide race that impacts the direction of climate justice action for the state.

Issue Areas: End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, PAC, 501c4
Texas
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Youth Rise Texas (YRTX)

Youth Rise is an organization dedicated to uplifting the voices of young people harmed by criminalization and deportation so they may heal, take action, and cultivate communities. Through its Mentor Youth Fellowship, and Youth Organizing Institute it seeks to cultivate leaders, change public opinion about target issues, win local campaigns, and facilitate space for community building.

Issue Areas: End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice
Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Native American / Indigenous, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Virginia
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Virginia Student Power Network / Alliance

A statewide student organizing network at six campuses to fight the rise of college tuition, crushing student debt and push racial and social justice on-campus. Fiscally sponsored by New Virginia Majority/ New Virginia Majority Education Fund.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Wisconsin
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Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) / LIT AF

Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) is a new organization led by youth of color. They engage in values-based issue and electoral organizing, direct action, advocacy for public policy, and leadership development. On campuses and communities in Milwaukee’s key geographies, they organize young people to build independent political power for social, racial and economic justice.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Racial Justice
Constituencies: Black, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
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