Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) and the Levi Strauss Foundation are providing $2.8 million to more than 20 voting rights and engagement organizations. These organizations are working to remove barriers and improve access to the polls, mobilize voters in marginalized communities, and engage young voters in the democratic process. Each community partner supported through this portfolio is leading high-touch, high-impact engagement efforts with communities who are too often left out of the democratic process. Together they seek to educate, empower and activate millions of voters across the nation.
Levi Strauss & Co. and Levi Strauss Foundation Grantee Partners
- ACLU: For 100 years, the ACLU has defended the rights the Constitution guarantees to all of us — no matter of who we are, where we come from, who we love, or what we believe.
- Black Futures Lab: Builds Black communities in the South, Southwest and Midwest into constituencies that influence the way power operates–locally, statewide, and nationally.
- Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute: Combats voter suppression and strengthens political power by increasing civic engagement and voter turnout in Black communities across the South, which face the highest rates of suppression and disenfranchisement.
- Brennan Center: Works to make voting free and fair – and fights restrictive policies that make it harder to vote.
- Fair Count: Builds long-term power in historically marginalized communities by using civic participation efforts— the census, voting and redistricting—as catalysts for continued civic engagement and by employing non-extractive organizing, education, and mobilization strategies.
- Generation Citizen: Believes all students have the right to civics education that prepares them to participate in our democracy.
- Ignite: Addresses the paucity of women in elected office by building a pipeline of next generation leaders who are poised to flex their political power.
- Live Free: Engages in Voter Registration, Voter Education and Voter Mobilization for Black and Brown people in marginalized neighborhoods to increase civic engagement and expand democracy.
- me too. International: Mobilizes survivors of sexual and gender-based violence as a broad base of voters, who have the power to influence and impact the electoral process.
- Movement Resource Project: Invests in and builds the capacity of local grassroots organizations who perform cutting-edge nonpartisan civic engagement work with a focus on youth and communities of color.
- National Domestic Workers Alliance: Ensures the voices of women of color are heard in the democratic process through leadership development, grassroots organizing and narrative change.
- Native Organizers Alliance: Builds the capacity of Native tribes, traditional societies and community groups to make transformational change and achieve sovereignty through organizing and trainings rooted in Indigenous traditional practices.
- One Fair Wage: Promotes the participation and voices of low-wage service workers in the democratic process through community organizing and narrative shift.
Pizza to the Polls
: This organization is making democracy delicious by delivering free food to polling places with long lines.
- Positive Women’s Network: Engaging and activating people living with HIV/AIDS in the democratic process through voter education campaigns.
- Power California: Engages a young vibrant network of Black, Indigenous and communities of color — voters, organizers, artists, movement builders, elected leaders — to reimagine governance and transform democracy.
- re:power: Advances racial justice and inclusive politics by training Black, Indigenous and other leaders of color in grassroots organizing, movement technology and campaign management.
- She the People: Engages a vibrant network of women of color — voters, organizers, movement builders, elected leaders — to transform democracy and turn non-voters into voters.
- SignVote: Inform and engage deaf communities throughout the 2020 election by developing and sharing resources in ASL.
- Sister Rising: Collaborative campaign by Justice for Migrant Women, Return of the Heart Foundation and United We Stand to share the erased “herstory” and to uplift and mobilize Native American women.
- Students Learn Students Vote Coalition: Fosters connections and provides year-round support to campus, nonprofit, community, and student leaders working to build a more representative and equitable democracy by increasing college student voter participation and engagement in our democratic processes.
- Supermajority: Builds the power of women of all backgrounds, races and ages through civic engagement, advocacy and community organizing.
- United We Dream: Trains hundreds of immigrant youth leaders to reach and engage six million New American and Latinx low-propensity voters through digital mobilization, training and voter education across its memberships in 28 states.