Movement Politics Accelerator

Type of Activity: Project
Grantee: State Power Action Fund
Amount: $400,000 in 2023

What is State Power Action Fund?

State Power Action Fund (SPAF) is a 501(c)4 that supports innovative and effective public interest projects to eliminate poverty, improve living conditions for low-income Americans, strengthen public education, and increase participation in local, state, and federal elections.

SPAF achieves this mission through activities that support organizing and state-based power building, increases democratic participation, alleviates racism, improves conditions for low-income and working class people, and serves to better understand the impact of various public policies on reducing poverty. In addition, SPAF conducts training activities that equip organizations to undertake community engagement and civic action, and convenes coalitions of organizations working on similar issues to encourage broad, collective impact in states.

Why do we think this project is important? 

SPAF’s core goal with the Movement Politics Accelerator is to support the development of independent resource generation models for movement organizations. SPAF’s work represents the culmination of the pipeline that helps power-building organizations establish new and effective entities, develop operations hubs that create efficiencies and alignment in a state or region, and ultimately enable movement organizations to establish new businesses to supplement their traditional fundraising efforts and redirect cyclical, results-driven spending into lasting, movement-oriented power while disrupting the often extractive funder-grantee dynamics.

How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting State Power Action Fund? 

In 2023, Democracy Fund Voice approved a one-year grant of $400,000 to State Power Action Fund to support their Movement Politics Accelerator project.