Projects

Since its founding in 2012, the Sixteen Thirty Fund has supported and hosted dozens of public-interest projects that are seeking to make change. These social welfare projects have worked in the areas of education, conservation, social welfare reform, civic participation, equal rights, tax fairness, transparency and accountability in government, access to health care, and more. Here are a few examples:

Demand Progress Action

Demand Progress Action

Demand Progress Action organizes grassroots campaigns and diverse coalitions to achieve progress in civil liberties, civil rights, and government reform. For example, it has helped lead the public push for reform of the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices to better protect civil liberties and keep Americans safe. Through its advocacy, Demand Progress Action helped organize 130,000 phone calls and 1.8 million emails to Congress and organized dozens of meetings across the country between constituents and their lawmakers in support of surveillance reform.

Between 2014 and 2016, Demand Progress Action was also a leading advocate for the establishment of rules to 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.

Make It Work Action

Make It Work Action

The Make it Work Action 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.

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.