Type of Activity: Project Grant
Grantee: Unity of Purpose Project
Amount: Up to $250,000 in 2016
What is Funny or Die’s “Everyone Votes”?
Funny or Die’s “Everyone Votes” project is a nonpartisan cultural campaign using humor and celebrity to engage young people in pledging, registering, and planning to vote.
Why do we think this project is a good idea?
Democracy Fund Voice believes our politics are most robust when young people are engaged, and too often civic education fails to spur young voters to go to the ballot booth. Built on a popular and proven comedy website, “Everyone Votes” is well-positioned to reach and engage Millienials and eligible Gen Z voters who are often ignored by traditional politics.
How is Voice supporting the project?
Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant to the Unity of Purpose Project, the 501(c)4 arm of Funny or Die, in the amount of up to $250,000 to promote civic engagement in young adults through culturally relevant videos.