Democracy Grant Program

Carnegie Corporation of New York

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Grant amount: Up to US $6,500,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Our Goal

To foster a pluralistic, vibrant democracy through the civic integration of immigrants, support for nonpartisan voter registration and education, and voting rights.

Focus Areas

Field Building

  • Through support for state and local groups aiding immigrant communities

Strategic Communications

  • Informing the immigration reform debate and providing messaging for communities

Policy Development

  • Improving federal and state policies regarding immigration and civic integration

Nonpartisan Civic Engagement

  • Encouraging legal residents to become American citizens and informed voters.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Corporation awards the majority of its grants to support public agencies, universities, and public charities that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or their equivalent.
  • Must be requesting funds for state-based work.


  • Carnegie Corporation of New York rarely funds, or is prohibited from funding, the following:
    • Individuals;
    • Endowments, buildings or fundraising drives, including fundraising dinners;
    • Political campaigns, to support political activities or to lobby for or against particular pieces of legislation;
    • Existing deficits;
    • Scholarships;
    • Churches or other religious organizations.
  • The following are ineligible:
    • Requesting funds to provide direct services (legal aid, civic classes, other social services, etc.)
    • Requesting funds for production costs related to a documentary film