2021 Partner Updates

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Public Wise granted a total of $1,541,000 to nineteen partner groups over the last six months. We’re not done yet! More partnerships will be announced through the rest of 2021. 

Funding priorities this year support partners who are engaged with BIPOC voters year round, organizations who hold the government accountable through investigative research and litigation, the fight against voter suppression, groups that build the electorate with new and high-potential BIPOC voters, and groups educating communities about redistricting.

Learn more about our most recent partnerships:

Accountability for January 6 Insurrection

Our first round of funding went to organizations focused on accountability for the January 6th insurrection at our nation’s Capitol Building. 

Our partners are tracking the involvement of individuals in positions of power who are paid by taxpayer dollars and hold them accountable for any role they played in promoting lies around the election and contributing to violence on January 6. They may be elected or appointed public officials, law enforcement, state party representatives, etc.

The impetus for this project stems from our research findings. Non-voters from the 2020 election cited lack of trust in government and lack of accountability from elected officials among their main reasons for not voting.

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Year Round BIPOC Voter Engagement

Through our research, we know voters want to be engaged year-round, and not just in the September-November election cycle. 

That’s why our 2021 grants support organizations committed to building and engaging BIPOC voters, likely voters, and high potential voters 365 days a year, regardless of the year. 

Our partner organizations educate their communities on the redistricting process, organize and sue states in the courts to fight back against voter suppression, register new voters, and conduct research on messaging ahead of the typical election cycle. Our partners include national leaders with expertise in these areas and grassroots organizations based in Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.


Have Questions?

Interested in learning more about partnership opportunities with Public Wise? 

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For more information, please feel free to contact: 

Partnerships Director, Katelyn Israelski 

Katelyn.Israelski@publicwise.org