Non-profit

Center for Secure and Modern Elections Action (CSME Action)

Type:

Elections Process Advocacy Group

Project of:

Sixteen Thirty Fund

Center for Secure and Modern Elections Action (CSME Action) is a left-of-center advocacy organization created as a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a leading “dark money” pass-through funder and fiscal sponsor, to promote sweeping changes to the elections process, including state laws that automatically register voters at state agencies. It is the lobbying arm of the Center for Secure and Modern Elections (CSME), a left-of-center project of the New Venture Fund, a “sister” group to the Sixteen Thirty Fund.

Funding

Donors to CSME Action

CSME Action is a fiscally sponsored project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4) pass-through funding and fiscal sponsorship nonprofit that specializes in funneling money from major left-wing donors to activist groups as well as sponsoring the creation of new activist groups, such as CSME Action. The Center for Secure and Modern Elections (CSME), CSME’s “sister” organization, operates under the aegis of Sixteen Thirty Fund’s 501(c)(3) “sister” nonprofit, the New Venture Fund. As such, neither group files annual Form 990 reports with the IRS and do not report budgets, board members, or donors.

In 2019, Democracy Fund Voice, a nonprofit associated with liberal billionaire Pierre Omidyar, gave $1 million over two years to Sixteen Thirty Fund to fund CSME Action. [1] In 2018, the 501(c)(3) Democracy Fund donated $100,000 to CSME through its fiscal sponsor, New Venture Fund. [2]

References

  1. “Democracy Fund Voice: Project Grant.” Democracy Fund Voice. 2019. Accessed May 13, 2021. Original URL: https://democracyfundvoice.org/center-for-secure-and-modern-elections-csme-action/. Archived: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2021/05/democracy-fund-grant-to-csme-action-sixteen-thirty-fund.pdf ^
  2. Democracy Fund. Democracyfund.org. “Impact”. “Our investees”. Accessed January 13, 2020. https://www.democracyfund.org/portfolio ^
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