Type of Activity: Project
Grantee: Unity of Purpose Project
Amount: $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 important?
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 Millennials and eligible Gen Z voters who are often ignored by traditional politics.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting “Everyone Votes”?
In 2016, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of $250,000 to the Unity of Purpose Project, the 501(c)4 arm of Funny or Die, for their “Everyone Votes” project to promote civic engagement in young adults through culturally relevant videos.