Type of Activity: Project Grant
Grantee: Co-Equal, a project of Sixteen Thirty Fund
Amount: $175,000 in 2021
What is Co-Equal?
The mission of Co-Equal, a fiscally sponsored project of Sixteen Thirty Fund, is to provide information and advice that helps members of Congress advance policies and conduct effective oversight.
Why do we think this project is important?
Co-Equal’s experts have decades of experience conducting investigations, developing oversight agendas, and explaining to the public the importance of congressional oversight as a tool to hold the executive branch accountable. Their expertise serves as a valuable resource to members of Congress carrying out oversight duties, investigations, and advancing policy priorities.
Congressional oversight of the executive branch is a key part of our constitution’s system of checks and balances. Each branch of government must exercise its ability to hold the other two branches accountable in order to uphold the rule of law and prevent abuses of power. Without such accountability, corruption can go unchecked and undermine the health of a democracy.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Co-Equal?
In 2021, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of $175,000 to support Co-Equal. A previous grant was made in 2019 for $282,000.