Fair Future NC is a left-of-center lobbying organization that advocates for the expansion of Medicaid and unemployment insurance in the state of North Carolina. Following North Carolina’s 2020 statewide elections, the group appears to have gone defunct.
Founding and History
Fair Future NC appears to have been founded shortly before North Carolina’s 2020 statewide elections, likely entirely by a $573,484 grant from the Hopewell Fund. There are no public records relating to Fair Future NC prior to the Hopewell Fund’s 2019 grant, and its social media platforms only began posting in November 2020. 
Fair Future NC was active during North Carolina’s 2020 statewide elections, publishing attack ads against Republican candidates and hosting town halls.  The Charlotte Observer reported that, alongside other left-of-center lobbying groups such as A Better NC and NC Families First, progressive lobbyists like Fair Future NC spent “millions” on state races. 
Though Fair Future NC maintains a website, featuring pages that support left-of-center policies like expanding Medicaid and unemployment insurance, as of July 2021, the organization appears to be defunct or on hiatus.  The group’s linked Twitter and Facebook profiles have not been updated since December 2020; its linked Instagram profile does not have any posts. 
Like other front groups sponsored by the Hopewell Fund, Fair Future NC attempts to appear as if it is not funded largely by an out-of-state fiscal sponsorship nonprofit.  Its largest donor, the Hopewell Fund, is not disclosed on the group’s website and Fair Future NC does not have publicly available filings. In the Hopewell Fund’s 2019 publicly available filings, however, the fund granted Fair Future $573,484. 
Fair Future NC does not list its leadership on its website.
The company’s LinkedIn profile reveals that its executive director—and sole employee—is Keith Mason, a North Carolina Democratic operative. Prior to leading Fair Future NC, Mason worked on several local North Carolina campaigns and was a community organizer for left-of-center organizations Planned Parenthood, For Our Future, and the League of Conservation Voters.