Type of Activity: General Operating Support
Grantee: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Amount: Updated to $500,000 in 2021 — originally approved as $175,000 in 2020 over two years.
What is the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights?
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights was founded in 1950 by a coalition of civil rights activists. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Leadership Conference advocated for the passage of civil rights legislation in Congress. Their efforts resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the Civil Rights Act of 1960, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
Today, the Leadership Conference is a coalition of over 200 member organizations and continues to coordinate advocacy and lobbying efforts in support of legislation that protects and expands civil and human rights.
Why do we think this organization is important?
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ work to organize civil rights organizations through their Civil Rights, Privacy, and Technology Table and Media/Telecommunications Task Force directly supports the types of coordination needed to improve human rights data policy grounded in racial justice and gender equity. Their extensive history and expertise in this area makes them uniquely positioned to coordinate civil rights advocacy at multiple levels.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
In 2020, Democracy Fund Voice approved a two year grant of $175,000 to the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. In 2021 an amendment was approved to increase the amount of the grant by $325,000 for a total of $500,000.