Public Wise

Equity in Democracy

Areas of Work


We conduct and publish innovative, non-partisan research to fill gaps in the existing body of voter rights research and serve as a publicly available resource to advocates, academics and policymakers. 

Capacity Building

We provide financial and operational support (funds+) to strengthen the work of frontline organizations engaged in litigation, advocacy, outreach and education.


We collaborate with partners to improve voting rights policies and budget initiatives on the federal, state, and local levels through advocacy and direct lobbying.

On January 6, 2021 the United States Capitol was violently attacked. 

The Insurrection Index was conceived as an ongoing campaign designed to keep those who played a part accountable and out of office.

Partnerships 2021

In 2021, we deepened partnerships with grantees, stakeholders, advocates, and organizations in the voting rights and democracy access space.

Nearly $2.3 Million in 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 were disbursed to 31 organizations, 27 of which were grants. We granted to organizations in our four priority states of Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, along with national organizations, in order to fight back against voter suppression, expand the electorate, hold elected officials accountable, and expand research and education in democracy access.

75% of our partners were BIPOC serving and focused on engaging with and turning out new voters in what others considered the “off” cycle.

Contact Us

Public Wise
PO Box 220119
Brooklyn, NY 11222