Civic Engagement Grant News

Selected civic engagement grants and philanthropy news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Spotlight on Disenfranchisement in Mississippi

In an article that is part of a series on disenfranchisement, it talks about how Mississippi will become the state that disenfranchises the highest share of its residents. According to a...more

Strengthening Democracy in the Digital Age
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Sam Gill, vice president of communities and impact at Knight, shares details about the Knight Foundation's recent $50 million investment to develop a new field of research around technology's impact...more

Top 10 Spurious Objections to Vote at Home Systems

Amber McReynolds, Executive Director of the National Vote at Home Institute, debunks myths and falsehoods regarding the top 10 objections to 'vote at home' or 'vote by mail' election...more

Millennial Impact Report: 10 Years Looking Back
Foundation: Case Foundation

Jean Case, philanthropist and investor, shares some findings from over a decade of research led by the Case Foundation. The research, titled Millennial Impact Report: 10 Years Looking Back, has...more




Largest Foundation Support for Public Affairs and Society Benefit for 2012

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Rank
Foundation
Grants
Total Given
1
480
181,432,514
2
134
64,421,500
3
100
58,234,373
5
31
46,506,682

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Source: Foundation Stats (Foundation Center) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0


Government Grants for Civic Engagement




BJA FY 19 Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program
Bureau of Justice Assistance
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with...more
Posted On - 2019-08-13


BJA FY 19 An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Bureau of Justice Assistance
This initiative focuses on developing academic-based, transdisciplinary crisis intervention training to educate, train, and prepare law enforcement officers so that they are equipped to appropriately...more
Posted On - 2019-08-05




Enhancing Students’ Understanding of their Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Criminal Justice System through Mock Trials
Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement
The goal of this project is to improve secondary school students’ understanding and trust in the judicial system of Bosnia and Herzegovina through an experiential learning process. This...more
Posted On - 2019-07-30


OVW 2019 Alaska Full Faith and Credit Training and Technical Assistance Request for Concept Papers
Office on Violence Against Women
This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. 12291(b)(11). The VAWA full faith and credit provision (18 U.S.C. 2265) provides that states, tribes, and territories (the receiving jurisdiction) must enforce...more
Posted On - 2019-07-22





Strengthening Local Systems and Partnerships for More Effective and Sustainable Counter-Trafficking in Persons in the Philippines (STRENGTH CTIP-P)
Agency for International Development
The objective of the Strength CTIP-P is to more effectively combat trafficking in persons in the Philippines by strengthening local systems and partnerships. The activity will achieve this objective...more
Posted On - 2019-07-15


Strengthening Moldova’s Capacity to Address Child Online Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (COSESA)
Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement
To support further progress in Moldova in countering online child sexual exploitation and abuse, the U.S. Department of State has allocated $200,000 USD for a project, “Strengthening...more
Posted On - 2019-07-15






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World Bank Awards $1.4 M Grants to 12 Social Enterprises in Northeastern States


World Bank Awards $1.4 M Grants to 12 Social Enterprises in Northeastern States

The World Bank’s Development Marketplace, a competitive grants program, has provided $1.4 million grants to 12 social enterprises in the northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram for development activities and capacity building investments.




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