Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement) is a community of funders that invest in the sustaining elements of democracy and civic life in the United States. PACE’s mission is to deepen and enrich philanthropy’s practice and support of U.S. democracy and to amplify the importance of philanthropic investment in civic engagement. This renewal grant will support the continued network operations of PACE as it seeks to deepen the impact of its members’ work and also expand the reach and influence of the network in order to help more funders understand why civic engagement matters — and, therefore, why it is worthy of philanthropic investment.
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for support of the Funders’ Summit  
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) is a philanthropic laboratory for funders seeking to maximize their impact on democracy and civic life in the U.S. This grant will provide support for PACE, in partnership with the Democracy Funders Network, to host a convening for funders to discuss the root causes of the problems limiting the efficacy of our governing institutions and to explore strategies for strengthening them. The goal of the summit is to provide an opportunity for funders to learn, to place issues of effective governance within the broader ecosystem of threats to the health of American democracy, and to grow the community of funders invested in this issue.
for general operating support  
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) is a membership network of foundations and funders that invest in civic engagement and democratic practice. PACE’s mission is to serve as a philanthropic laboratory to help funders maximize their impact on democracy and civic life in the United States. It helps its members learn and find opportunities for collaboration and experimentation — and to do this in ways that model vibrant civic space. PACE’s priority areas of focus are advancing civic education and learning, addressing bridging and polarization, and understanding perceptions related to the language and concepts of democracy.

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