Citizen Participation & Government Accountability
This program encourages the organized participation of citizens in government, and seeks to make government more accountable and responsive. Grants in this program area support the efforts of nonpartisan organizations to help citizens exercise the right to vote, advocate for structural improvement to systems of government, and otherwise increase opportunities to participate in public policy formation.
Past grants include support for increased registration and voting for all Americans; efforts to expand access to government information; advocacy to promote electronic disclosure of campaign contributions; support for innovative voter education systems; and a broad range of program initiatives aimed at holding various government agencies and public officials accountable for their actions. Grant recipients from this program are shown here.