Type of Activity: General Operating Support
Grantee: Stand Up Republic
Amount: Up to $475,000 in 2018; up to $550,000 in 2017
What is Stand Up Republic?
Stand Up Republic is an organization founded by Evan McMullin and Mindy Finn to usher in a new era of civic engagement to defend democratic institutions and ideals in America. The organization seeks to build and organize a grassroots movement in defense of liberty, equality, and truth in America while upholding the Constitution and defending the democratic norms and institutions upon which the protection of our basic rights depend.
Why do we think this organization is important?
This organization is confronting and engaging in important work to protect the norms of our democracy and to push back against dangerous demagoguery in our politics.
Organization projects include promoting dialogue to guarantee a more inclusive America, executive oversight (particularly related to Article I), First Amendment protections, and individual rights. By supporting Stand Up Republic we support efforts to empower individuals to stand for their principles and for preserving our republic. Stand Up Republic seeks to achieve its mission through creative education, leadership development, national movement building, and advocacy.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Stand Up Republic?
Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant to Stand Up Republic in the amount of up to $550,000 in 2017. In 2018, Democracy Fund Voice renewed the grant to Stand Up Republic for up to $475,000.