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Vote Your Voice

The Southern Poverty Law Center — in partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta — will make $100 million in grants available to Deep South organizations to build capacity and scale up their voter outreach and civic engagement efforts over the next decade.

The grants will enable nonprofits to work on a range of activities to secure full voter participation and achieve equitable representation, such as:

  • Establishing year-round civic engagement activities updating communities on important state and local policy matters and the ways in which they can better engage lawmakers.
  • Contributing toward expansion of the groups’ fundraising base through philanthropy networks to maximize their reach.
  • Supporting efforts that train and help launch a new generation of political leaders in the South.
  • Building a political landscape that ensures a fairer 2030 redistricting process and outcomes for the decennial redistricting cycle.
  • Innovating – addressing future problems and using to-be-developed tactics and tools – to build additional capacity and trailblaze in work vital to democracy.

Illustration by Mary Kate McDevitt

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SPLC pledges $100 million to support voter engagement and pro-democracy groups in Deep South through 2033

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SPLC initiative helps underserved Southern communities transform governance through the ballot

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A Closer Look at Third Round Grant Recipients

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Third Round of Vote Your Voice Grantees Announced

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Feb 25

Third Round of Grant Applications Opened

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Feb 25

Application Instructions for 2021 Grants

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Vote Your Voice: In Mississippi, grantee organizations are challenging systemic voter suppression

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Vote Your Voice: In Florida, grantee organizations regroup after Amendment 4 setback

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Vote Your Voice: In Louisiana, grantee organizations counter state’s strict rule on absentee voting

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Vote Your Voice: In Alabama, grantee organizations continue long legacy of voting rights activism

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Vote Your Voice: In Georgia, grantee organizations fuel record registration and turnout

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Get voting + volunteer info now.

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Supplemental Grants Awarded for Georgia and Louisiana runoff elections

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A Closer Look at the First and Second Round Grant Recipients

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Second Round of Vote Your Voice Grantees Announced

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First Round of Vote Your Voice Grantees Announced

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SPLC's CEO and President Margaret Huang on Vote Your Voice initiative

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SPLC Announces up to $30 Million Investment in Voter Registration and Mobilization in Deep South States