The Turnout Grants Program is a new initiative to expand voter contact and partnerships in 2022. Through this program Progressive Turnout Project provide individual grants of up to $250,000 in early funding to grassroots organizations across the country.
Progressive Turnout Project provides 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 will create more innovative strategies to get more of the Rising American Electorate to vote in the upcoming election cycle. The Turnout Grants program complements our existing programming while supporting additional research and building capacity for direct voter contact.
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Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance
Focus Action Network + Unity in the Community
New Rural Project
Northeast Arizona Native Democrats
Shape Up the Vote
Shape Up the Vote helps barbershops and salons participate in relational organizing around elections. Their Turnout Grant will help expand their work, allowing organizers to scale the program and build relationships with around 5,000 barbers and stylists across Georgia.
Voces de la Frontera Action
July 12, 2022
At our first Turnout Grants webinar, Engaging Community: Grassroots Methods for Voter Turnout, supporters met our 501(c)(3) grantees and special guest, Ryan Busse, author of Gun Fight, and heard about their strategies for connecting with voters on issues they care about.
July 27, 2022
At our second Turnout Grants webinar, Engaging Community: Strategies to Rally Democrats to Vote, supporters met our 501(c)(4) and 527 grantees and special guests, including PTP-endorsed candidates Nevada State Representative Cecelia González, and Lt. Governor of Wisconsin Mandela Barnes.
About the Program
Our 2022 program launched in January 2022 with two rounds of grants. The early funding deadline was February 28th, and priority awards were given in March 2022. The grant application closed completely May 1st, and our final awards were granted in June 2022. Turnout Grants 2022 focussed on the following criteria and Key States. You can view this past cycle’s application questions and supporting materials below.
Organizations interested in applying in 2022 needed 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), 527, PAC, State PAC, or Super PAC status. This grant program is not for candidate or party committees.
Priority consideration was given to organizations that are:
- Testing innovative new voter contact strategies.
- Executing voter contact programs in Progressive Turnout Project’s 2022 Key States: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin.