RISE to Vote

Type of Activity: Project Grant
Grantee: Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)
Amount: $250,000 in 2018

What is RISE to Vote?

RISE to Vote, a project of the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), is a nonpartisan campaign that partners with sports teams and athletes to harness the unifying power and influence of sports to improve civic engagement in our democracy.

Why do we think this project is important?

The RISE to Vote initiative specializes in educating, empowering, and engaging young voters and underrepresented communities. RISE empowers professional athletes as ambassadors for democracy, providing a space for them to lead meaningful discussions on the importance of civic engagement and voting. We believe that by serving as an example of how to become civically engaged, these leaders will help promote greater civic participation.

How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting RISE to Vote?

In 2018, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of $250,000 to the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality for their project, RISE to Vote. A previous grant of $200,000 was made in 2017.