FairVote

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $300,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/16/2015
  • Term
    23 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Overview
FairVote is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses its unique networks, analysis, strategic insight and body of research to act as a catalyst for electoral reform and voting rights at the federal, state, and local level. FairVote is widely regarded as the leading advocate for adoption of instant-runoff voting, proportional representation, and the national popular vote, among other reforms. FairVote has also focused on how electoral innovation can improve the quality of representation by, for example, increasing the number of women and minorities in the legislature. This supplemental general operating support grant would strengthen FairVote’s organizational capacity to carry out its existing work.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.fairvote.org 
Address
6930 Carroll Ave
Suite 610
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
FairVote is a national nonpartisan organization that supports electoral rules that give voters more voice, greater choice, and fairer representation. It uses its networks, strategic insights, and applied research as a catalyst for change. It is a leading proponent of ranked choice voting, which has drawn national interest as a means to enhance other reforms and encourage more collaborative governance and civil elections. FairVote will serve as a clearinghouse of tools to educate and implement ranked choice voting, drive the conversation about how ranked choice voting can improve democracy for all voters, expand a national coalition of allies, and strengthen its organizational and leadership capacity. (Strategy: Improving Campaigns and Elections)
for general operating support  
FairVote is the nation’s leading nonpartisan nonprofit organization focused on electoral reforms designed to give voters more voice, greater choice, and fairer representation. It uses its unique networks, analysis, strategic insight, and research as a catalyst for change at the local, state, and federal levels. A sparkplug for several popular reforms, FairVote is the leading proponent of ranked choice voting. Maine’s adoption of ranked choice voting for state and congressional elections has drawn national interest to this type of voting as a means to enhance other reforms and encourage more collaborative governance and civil elections. FairVote will expand its partnerships to advance ranked choice voting, provide allies with better tools to debate and implement it, drive the conversation about how it can improve democracy for all voters, and strengthen its organizational capacity.

Search Our Grantmaking


By Keyword