Search results for ‘common cause’


  • Non-profit

    Trusted Elections Fund

    The Trusted Elections Fund is a funding collaborative for center-left donors to coordinate grants to advocacy nonprofits ahead of the 2020 election. The Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created and managed by Arabella Advisors, a Washington, DC-based for-profit consultancy that caters
  • Non-profit

    Keystone Votes

    Keystone Votes is a coalition of groups that promote making substantial changes to Pennsylvania’s election system. The organization was established in November 2015 as Keystone Votes-The Coalition for Modern Elections. 1 Keystone Votes advocates four substantial changes to
  • Non-profit

    Next Century Cities

    Next Century Cities (NCC) advocates for expanding high-speed broadband internet access within communities and for shrinking the “digital divide.” NCC is a project of New Venture Fund, a funding and fiscal sponsorship nonprofit managed by left-leaning consulting firm Arabella Advisors.
  • For-profit

    Unite Virginia

    Unite Virginia is the Virginia affiliate of Unite America, a left-of-center election policy advocacy group based in Denver, Colorado. The group advocates for  changes to Virginia’s congressional redistricting process, ranked choice voting, and expanded vote-by-mail systems.
  • Non-profit

    Robert R. McCormick Foundation

    The Robert R. McCormick Foundation (previously known as the McCormick Tribune Foundation) is a Chicago-based grantmaking organization which funds entities mainly covering journalism and freedom of speech issues, primarily in Illinois. The organization is one of the largest private grantmaking organizations in the country and held assets of $1.25 billion
  • Non-profit

    Clean Elections Texas

    Clean Elections Texas is a left-of-center nonprofit organization that advocates for policy that restricts campaign speech under the guise of campaign finance reform and government funding of political campaigns. 1 It is a member of
  • Non-profit

    California Clean Money Campaign

    The California Clean Money Campaign (CCMC) is an advocacy group that supports left-of-center campaign finance policies, including proposals to require advertisements to disclose major donors like the 2016 Voters’ Right to Know Act, a proposed state constitutional amendment that did not qualify for the ballot. CCMC is funded by
  • Non-profit

    Center for Secure and Modern Elections (CSME)

    The Center for Secure and Modern Elections (CSME) is a left-of-center advocacy organization created as a project of the New Venture 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.
  • Non-profit

    Virginia Mercury

    Virginia Mercury is a left-leaning state-focused news website founded in 2018. While it claims to produce non-partisan news coverage, it selects topics of interest for a left-of-center readership and writes them from a left-of-center perspective.
  • Non-profit

    Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)

    Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a radical-left student organization often credited as the main force that created the New Left. It existed from 1960 until its demise in 1969, when it split apart after a Maoist SDS group affiliated with the Progressive Labor Party was expelled by a
  • Non-profit

    Marty & Dorothy Silverman Foundation

    The Marty and Dorothy Silverman Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation established by the late entrepreneur Morris “Marty” Silverman. The foundation disburses grants to academic, Jewish, and veterans causes, along with programs for children and the elderly.
  • Non-profit

    Durfee Foundation

    Founded by R. Stanton and Dorothy Avery with a donation of a portion of the wealth generated from the Avery-Dennison company they founded, the Durfee Foundation funds sabbaticals for non-profit leaders, provides support for innovators’ efforts to solve Los Angeles-area community problems, aids students and communities in scientific research of
  • Non-profit

    National Vote at Home Coalition

    The National Vote At Home Coalition is the lobbying arm of the National Vote at Home Institute; together, the organizations are known as Vote at Home. The National Vote at Home Coalition works to lobby for the nationwide adoption of a mail-balloting system through the regulatory and legislative processes.
  • Non-profit

    National Vote at Home Institute

    Vote At Home, a trade name for the National Vote at Home Institute and its affiliated National Vote at Home Coalition, is an advocacy organization that pushes for a nationwide vote-by-mail electoral system. 1 The
  • Other Group

    March for Truth

    March for Truth is a left-of-center coalition of activist groups that have rallied and lobbied in support of investigations into alleged 2016 Trump campaign improprieties and in support of President Donald Trump being impeached and removed from office. The group originally organized a series of marches in cities across the
  • Non-profit

    Foundation for Civic Leadership

    The Foundation for Civic Leadership is an incubator for left-leaning voter engagement programs. Its founder and president is Ian Simmons, a longtime Democratic donor and a co-founder of Blue Haven Initiative, an investment firm which uses returns to fund left-leaning social policy.
  • Other Group

    Census Counts 2020

    Census Counts 2020 is a project of the Leadership Conference Education Fund, the 501(c)(3) component of Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a left-of-center civil rights-focused political advocacy group which has staunchly opposed President Donald Trump. The program aims to increase participation among demographic groups likely to
  • Non-profit

    Johnson Family Foundation

    The Johnson Family Foundation is a New York City-based left-of-center private grantmaking organization. It is also known as the Thomas Phillips and Jane Moore Johnson foundation. Until 2000, the foundation’s giving was oriented more towards education and religious philanthropic causes. But since then, the foundation has become a major contributor
  • Non-profit

    Beldon Fund

    The Beldon Foundation was a grantmaking foundation based in New York City that operated from 1982 to 2009. It was founded by John Hunting, the son of Steelcase office furniture manufacturer founder David Hunting. The foundation focused on funding left-of-center environmentalist causes. The foundation adopted a 10-year “spend down” strategy
  • Person

    Matt Brix

    Matt Brix is the managing director of State Voices. Previously he had worked as the executive director of Common Cause’s New Mexico branch, as CEO for Center for Civic Policy, and as a member of the ethics and campaign reform task force of governor Bill Richardson (D-NM).