Type of Activity: General Operating Support
Grantee: Alliance for Youth Action
Amount: $150,000 in 2022
What is the Alliance for Youth Action?
The Alliance for Youth Action is a nationwide network of organizations growing progressive people power across America by empowering local young people’s organizations to strengthen our democracy, fix our economy, and correct injustices through on-the-ground organizing. The Alliance network is made up of youth-powered organizations in about 20 states across the country from Washington to Florida.
Why do we think this organization is important?
The Alliance works with a national network of state-based youth-focused organizations leading local Democracy Done Right issue campaigns to secure the access, security, and convenience young voters deserve. Democracy Fund Voice believes our electoral system needs the participation of young voters if the results of elections are going to truly reflect the will of the people, which in turn can increase the electorate’s faith in our political system.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting the Alliance for Youth Action?
In 2022, Democracy Fund Voice approved a one-year grant of $150,000 to the Alliance for Youth Action to provide general operating support.
In 2019, Democracy Fund Voice approved a two-year grant to the Alliance for Youth Action for their Democracy Done Right project in the amount of $225,000. In 2021 an amendment was approved to increase the amount of the grant by $150,000 for a total of $375,000 and to change the purpose of the grant from project support to general operating support.