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Are you looking for funding for your democracy and civic engagement work? This video is a tour of the Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy web portal, a free, publicly available tool which provides grants information on how funders are funding nonprofits working in the democracy space. In this tutorial, we walk through how you can identify funders who may be interested in supporting work related to campaigns and elections, improving voter access and civic participation, and other democracy-related issues in the U.S. 

 You’ll also learn how to use the tool to discover funders working in your region or who are already working with your peers. 

Thanks to the generous support of the Hewlett Foundation, Candid is offering this webinar free and open to the public. 

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There are handouts available to you as well. Here is the link to download them:

0:00 Introduction

2:15 Cara describes why the Hewlett Foundation funded this resource

5:05 Supriya walks through the website


  • Identify funders who could support your democracy-related work
  • Identify potential peers to collaborate with
  • Access relevant research and guides from organizations working on U.S. democracy efforts
  • Use the funding map to locate funders in your region (by district, city, or state)

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Nonprofit startups


Supriya Kumar Global Projects & Partnerships Research Manager Candid
Carla Bernal (she/her) Program Fellow, U.S. Democracy - William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Published Tuesday, July 27, 2021