Voter’s Choice California, a project of Future of California Elections, distributed $316,000 in December 2017 to support voter education and engagement efforts in Voter’s Choice Act counties. In January 2018, VCC distributed an additional $32,000 to organizations seeking to support effective implementation of the Voter’s Choice Act in Madera and Nevada counties. If more funding should become available, the grants process will reopen.
Voter’s Choice California Grant Recipients:
- ACCE Institute
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
- Asian Resources, Inc.
- California Calls
- California Common Cause
- Chinese for Affirmative Action
- Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
- Community Health Initiative
- Cope Family Center/Community Leaders Coalition of Napa County
- Disability Rights California
- Freed Center for Independent Living
- Greater Sacramento Urban League
- Jakara Movement
- League of Women Voters of California
- League of Women Voters of Napa
- League of Women Voters of Sacramento
- Mi Familia Vota Education Fund
- National Iranian American Council
- On The Move
- Organize Sacramento
- Resources for Independence Central Valley
- Sacramento Area Congregations Together
- San Mateo Union Community Alliance
- The UpValley Family Centers
ABOUT VOTER’S CHOICE CALIFORNIA
In Spring 2017, Future of California Elections launched Voter’s Choice California to help counties and voters prepare for significant changes ahead for our elections. Under the California Voter’s Choice Act , which state leaders enacted in 2016, California counties will modernize their elections, most notably by changing how, when and where many voters cast their ballots. In its first year — 2018 — a handful of California counties switched to the new voting process. Other counties will have the option of participating starting in 2020.
Voter’s Choice California seeks to support communities transitioning to the Voter’s Choice Act. The VCC is comprised of a diverse statewide coalition and several local hubs that focus on participating counties. It is supported by Future of California Elections staff and a steering committee. Our members are civil rights groups, advocates for effective government, community leaders, voter outreach organizations, researchers, and many others seeking to support election administrators, engage community members and educate voters. Ultimately, we want voting to be convenient, modern and inclusive and to see voter participation rates increase, particularly among underrepresented communities. More information about VCC is available here.
Funds for this grantmaking project were generously provided by the James Irvine Foundation. The project is fiscally-sponsored by Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)3 public charity.