Youth & Student Fund

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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 18 groups
Arizona
Arizona Students' Association (ASA)

A student-led, non-partisan organization created to represent the collective interest of the 140,000+ university students and 400,000+ community college students in Arizona. They advocate at the local, state, and national levels for affordable and accessible higher education. Their organization is built around three pillars – advocacy, organizing, and leadership development. ASA advocates for student issues to elected and appointed officials in Arizona and Washington D.C. They also run direct action campaigns on and off campus and work to build student power every year through voter registration, education and GOTV.

Group Type: 501c4
Colorado
New Era Colorado Action Fund

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.

Group Type: 501c4
Florida
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. 

Group Type: 501c4
Florida
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.

Group Type: 501c4
Georgia
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.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Illinois
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.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Kansas
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.

Group Type: 501c3
Michigan
Michigan Student Power Network

A growing progressive student network, which launched VOTE MOB campaigns on 8 campuses, distributed more than 13,000 voter guides, registered more than 1300 people to vote, and fought for local progressive candidates and ballot measures, in partnership with community groups.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Montana
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.

Group Type: 501c4, PAC
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Youth Movement

New Hampshire Youth Movement is organizing young people to elect leaders who represent them and their values. They are launching hubs in towns and campuses around the state. Hubs will 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.

Group Type: 501c4
North Carolina
Southern Vision Alliance / Ignite NC

A new but vibrant and growing youth and campus-oriented network, Southern Vision Alliance is an umbrella which supports five different youth and student efforts: Ignite NC, Community Alliance for Public Education, Education Justice Alliance, NC Vote Defenders, and Youth Organizing Institute. SVA helps them build capacity to take on social, economic, and environmental justice campaigns as well as to get out and protect the youth vote in more than a dozen counties.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Ohio
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.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Texas
JOLT Action Inc

A Latinx-led multi-issue organization building a powerful movement across Texas to win on political issues that matter through voter registration, mobilization and year-round organizing in Houston, Dallas, and Austin. They have brought together artists to vibrantly show the Latinx political resistance, fought back against racist Senate Bill 4, and prepared young Latina community leaders and activists through their Leadership Institute. They sparked nationwide support for their creative cultural protest of SB4 at the Texas Capitol.

Group Type: 501c4
Texas
MOVE Texas

Running the largest youth voter engagement programs in San Antonio, MOVE works 24/7/365 to mobilize, organize, and empower young people in three metro areas – San Antonio, Laredo, Seguin, San Marcos, Austin, and Dallas. They’ve sued Texas over voter suppression bill #SB4, organized to remove Confederate statues and continue to work to address barriers to civic engagement. Affiliated with the Alliance for Youth Action.

Group Type: 501c4
Texas
Texas Freedom Network / Texas Rising

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, the youth project of Texas Freedom Network, organizes young people under 30 across 20 campuses focused on voter registration, leadership development, and issue advocacy. 

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Texas
Youth Rise Texas (YRTX)

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.

Group Type: 501c3
Virginia
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.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Wisconsin
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.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
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