Our team reviews all proposals, evaluates them against defined criteria, consults partners and advisors, and ultimately makes recommendations to our board’s Investment Committee.
Our focus is on local, state, and federal campaigns for election reforms that put voters first. Our policy suite includes nonpartisan primaries, instant runoffs, and redistricting reform. We are most focused on investing in campaigns to replace partisan primaries with nonpartisan primaries to solve the Primary Problem.
We also fund national organizations playing unique and critical roles in our movement, and invest in shared infrastructure designed to make our field more effective and efficient.
At the center of our evaluation of any reform campaign, we ask three questions to ensure the campaign is impactful, viable, and nonpartisan:
Impact: Can the policy's impact substantially improve representation and governance?
Viability: Is it likely the election reform will be adopted by legislators or voters?
Nonpartisan: Does the campaign and policy take a neutral approach to partisan outcomes under the reform?
If you would like to know if your organization would be a candidate for funding, feel free to send a letter of inquiry, or simply email Unite America’s Sr. Director of Policy and Partnerships, Tyler Fisher: email@example.com. We can help outline what would be most helpful in a grant application.