2011 Public Policy and Civic Engagement Grantees
Total: In 2011, we made 12 grants totaling $670,000.
Goal: To support policy advocacy, community organizing, and systems change efforts designed to achieve social justice and promote progressive social change.
Objective: Support long-term public policy and advocacy efforts to reform California’s tax and budget structure so that government can more effectively work for the common good, support a strong safety net, and promote a vibrant economy.
Alliance for Justice
To train and educate nonprofit organizations working to reform California ‘s tax and budget structure on the laws that impact their public policy and advocacy efforts.
California Budget Project
To engage in policy analysis, policy advocacy, and related activities aimed at achieving the long-term reforms of California’s fiscal and governance structures that improve policy outcomes for low – and middle-income Californians.
To build a statewide alliance that organizes broad support for state tax, fiscal, and budget reform.
To build the capacity of low-income communities and communities of color to fight for budget and fiscal reform that will protect safety net programs such as child care, healthcare, and welfare-to-work support services.
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
To create conditions for California nonprofits and their workforce to be better informed of the structural problems within the state budget crisis and to be more involved with potential revenue solutions at the local and state level through workplace education and partnerships.
Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action
To develop strategies in partnership with Topos, an innovative research firm, for the purpose of more effectively communicating about government in the state of California.
Health and Human Services Network
To support public policy advocacy and civic engagement activities of the new Health and Human Services Network, a coalition working to collectively advocate for long-term, sustainable solutions to California’s ongoing budget problems, and to secure core services for low-income families.
Mobilize the Immigrant Vote California Collaborative
To pilot an ethnic media strategy that unites immigrants around a set of core values and wins their support for budget and fiscal reform and to continue ongoing education, capacity-building, and leadership development for policy change, civic engagement, and stronger grassroots organizations.
New America Media
To address a vast information gap between policymakers and the public , in particular immigrants and racial/ethnic minority communities, about California’s budget crisis and the options for fiscal reform by expanding the capacity of ethnic media to report and advocate on this issue.
To support the organization’s work on critical statewide tax and fiscal policy and electoral fights, including the eventual goal of dismantling Proposition 13.
To engage thousands of Bay Area volunteer PICO leaders and clergy and a team of strategic partners in the organization’s long-term statewide campaign to address the need for tax and fiscal reform in California.
San Francisco Rising
To educate, engage, and mobilize low-income communities of color in San Francisco to have a voice and take leadership in dialogue and planning related to local and state-level budget and tax reform issues, and mobilize get out the vote efforts to support relevant initiatives.