IN THIS REPORT
Building on the successes of previous funding opportunities that were designed explicitly for Culturally Specific Organizations (CSO), UWOC launched a Civic Engagement grant opportunity in April of 2022.
We designed this funding opportunity to support CSOs in their efforts to increase their community members’ ability to participate in civic activities. This looked different for each grant partner and the communities they serve, but together, all partners are strengthening civic engagement, providing education on roles and responsibilities of elected offices, and facilitating stronger connections between communities and local institutions.
This report outlines the individual and collective community mobilization efforts of 6 CSOs to increase the civic engagement capacity of their respective communities. We share our lessons learned and advice to fellow funders looking to embark on similar work.
THROUGH THIS WORK
OVER 250 PEOPLE
Attended events to learn about voting and the voting process.
Were held with elected officials to learn about processes and share community insights.
~500 PEOPLE VOTED
After being provided necessary resources, such as transportation or interpretation support.
NEARLY 6,000 PEOPLE
Accessed civic engagement information through their preferred media channels.