Projects

Since its launch in 2012, the Sixteen Thirty Fund has incubated and hosted dozens of fast-paced projects pursuing social change through advocacy strategies. Our projects have advocated for education, conservation, social welfare reform, civic participation, equal rights, tax fairness, transparency and accountability in government, access to health care, and much more. A few examples of our projects include:

Demand Progress Action

Demand Progress Action

Driven by smart policy insight and strategy, Demand Progress Action organizes grassroots campaigns and diverse coalitions to achieve progress in civil liberties, civil rights, and government reform. Demand Progress Action has helped lead the public push for reform of surveillance practices at the hands of the National Security Agency, driving more than 130,000 phone calls and 1.8 million emails to Congress and organizing dozens of meetings across the country between constituents and their lawmakers in support of surveillance reform. Between 2014-2016, Demand Progress Action was a leading organizer to install rules that prevent internet service providers from manipulating content flows in service of private profit. It co-organized the Internet Slowdown and other activism that compelled more than three million people to urge the FCC to adopt net neutrality rules, and to demand that Congress support those rules. It also intervened in successful litigation to defend the rules in court. The Sixteen Thirty Fund provides advocacy and lobbying support services, ensures compliance with lobbying requirements, provides project accounting and timely financial reporting, and manages contracts. Demand Progress Action has a sister project hosted at the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Through a cost-sharing agreement, project staff seamlessly track their time between the two initiatives and work closely with Sixteen Thirty Fund’s team to ensure donor and tax compliance.

Make It Work Action

Make It Work Action

The project is a community of women and men who share the belief that hardworking Americans shouldn’t have to choose between being there for family and earning a living. The campaign seeks to strengthen the women’s equality movement by shifting cultural norms and the discourse of popular culture, and hopes to ultimately affect policy at the state and national levels. The Sixteen Thirty Fund provides Make It Work Action with a broad range of services to support the project’s aggressive advocacy tactics, including facilitating independent expenditures to elect candidates that help Americans “make it work,” providing ongoing support to structure lobbying and political activities compliantly, and managing subgrants and contracts.

Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund

Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund

Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund is a national public awareness and advocacy campaign formed in 2012 by a coalition of major national organizations in support of comprehensive, progressive tax reform at the national and state levels. The campaign seeks to build public support for a balanced and equitable approach to the federal budget challenges we face. The Sixteen Thirty Fund provides advocacy and lobbying support services, ensures compliance with lobbying requirements, provides project accounting services and timely financial reporting, and manages subgrants and contracts.