Grants

State Infrastructure Fund

Year

2019

Amount Awarded

$500,000 over 2 Years

Focus Areas

Other

Advocacy & Organizing

The State Infrastructure Fund (SIF) is a donor collaborative fund based at NEO Philanthropy that works to increase civic participation and advance voting rights among people of color and other historically underrepresented communities.

SIF supports diverse state-based networks of over 75 nonpartisan organizations that mobilize voters around compelling issues, increase the leadership skills, protect the vote and continue to engage these individuals after elections. By coordinating efforts and reducing duplication, nonpartisan nonprofits can broaden their reach, deepen their impact and achieve more than the sum of their parts.

State Infrastructure Fund

The State Infrastructure Fund (SIF) is a donor collaborative fund based at NEO Philanthropy that works to increase civic participation and advance voting rights among people of color and other historically underrepresented communities.

Since its inception in 2010, SIF has raised more than $95 million to further its goals. SIF distributed $45 million in grants during the 2020 election cycle. Since the beginning of 2017, the number of foundations contributing to the fund has increased from 13 to 31. These rapidly growing investments in SIF demonstrate the funding community’s confidence in and support of SIF’s mission. The Langeloth Foundation contributed $8M in 2020 for SIF's election efforts, as part of the Civic Engagement Fund.