Election Reformers Network seeks to support organizations promoting reforms that benefit a wide range of political actors. We made our first grant in September 2017 in support of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in Maine.
We expect to make 1-2 grants in 2018 and to expand our grantmaking in future years in line with growth in our membership and fundraising. At this initial stage, our grants are $10-$20,000, and are currently available only to 501c3 organizations (501c4 contributions may be available in the future). Given our size, we are particularly interested in organizations pursuing a specific reform in a particular state.
We are looking for organizations advancing non-partisan reforms in the following areas:
- Election Systems
- Voter registration
- Campaign Financing
- Increasing participation
- Increasing security of, and confidence in, our elections
And meeting the following criteria:
- Advancing a reform that can benefit a wide range of political actors, not solely directed at one party or faction
- With a practical plan for implementation, typically via legislation or ballot initiatives