Grassroots Grants

The Progressive Turnout Project Grassroots Grant Program is a new initiative to expand voter contact and partnerships in 2022. Through this program we will provide individual grants of up to $250,000, totaling at least $1 million, in early funding to grassroots organizations across the country.

Progressive Turnout Project will provide grants to organizations that are already doing voter contact work, and could use funding to expand their efforts in new and innovative ways. Together, this cohort and Progressive Turnout Project can create more innovative strategies to get more of the Rising American Electorate to vote in the upcoming election cycle. The Grant Program will complement our existing programming while supporting additional research and building capacity for direct voter contact.

Criteria

Organizations interested in applying need to meet the following criteria:

  • History of local voter contact work with specific communities.
  • Well-developed plans to use funds to expand organizational capacity.
  • Have 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), or PAC status. This grant program is not for candidate or party committees.

Priority consideration will be given to organizations that are:

  • Testing innovative new voter contact strategies.
  • Executing voter contact programs in Progressive Turnout Project’s 2022 Key States: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Additional criteria and application details will be shared later in 2021. Please fill out the interest form to be put on the mailing list to receive more details.

Timeline

November 2021

Grant program interest form opens

December 2021

Additional grant criteria and details shared with interested applicants

January 3, 2022

Grant application goes live on this page

February 18, 2022

Priority deadline for grant applications

April 2022

Funds disbursed to selected grant recipients

Questions

Questions about the Grassroots Grant Program can be directed to emily.kowey@turnoutpac.org.

Stay updated

Please complete the Grant Program Interest Form to be contacted with future updates, including the application link.