Trusted Elections Action Fund

Type of Activity: Project
Grantee: Trusted Elections Action Fund
Amount: $3,000,000 in 2023 over two years

What is the Trusted Elections Action Fund?

A fiscally sponsored project of Sixteen Thirty Fund, Trusted Elections Action Fund is a pooled fund that provides resources to organizations working to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. election system through messaging development, grassroots mobilization, litigation, and advocacy.

Why do we think this project is important?

The Trusted Elections Action Fund (TEAF) supports preparations for, and responses to, high-risk threats to the integrity of U.S. elections by directing rapid-response funds to organizations best positioned to mitigate potential risks. TEAF leverages its field-wide view to bring groups together, share ideas, identify programmatic gaps, and guarantee that a diverse range of voices have a seat at the table.

TEAF is also connecting traditional issue area silos — from election administration to grassroots organizing — with cross-portfolio approaches.

How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Trusted Elections Action Fund?

In 2023, Democracy Fund Voice approved a two-year grant of $3,000,000 to Trusted Elections Action Fund.

In 2022, Democracy Fund Voice approved a one-year grant of $2,288,000 to Trusted Elections Action Fund.

In 2020, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of $1,680,000 to the Trusted Elections Action Fund. In 2021 an amendment was approved to increase the amount of the grant by $500,000 for a total of $2,180,000.