Donate to help Guides.Vote make an impact

The Guides.Vote team is raising money to produce our widely praised nonpartisan guides and to distribute them to as wide an audience as possible.  As our Overview for Supporters describes, we produced 45 guides in 2022, our initial year. For the critical 2023-2024 cycle, we’ll produce guides to the most significant and contested state and national races, from the Presidency to US Senate and gubernatorial races, Secretary of State races, and State Supreme Court races, and Congressional races, with the latter including updating our national Congressional guide and adding key individual Congressional races. As we have since the guides’ inception, we’ll translate all relevant guides into Spanish.

Guides cost roughly $2,000 apiece to research, write, edit, vet and translate. We’ll also be investing in outreach staffers who will get even more organizations to distribute them and expand on a previous list of groups that distributed or promoted them. We distributed over 600,000 copies in 2022 through partners from the NAACP, Black Voters Matter and Mi Familia Vota to Nonprofit Vote, and the US Vote Foundation, as well as Teen Vogue, MTV, and our fiscal sponsor, Youth Service America, and campus-focused groups like Andrew Goodman Foundation and Campus Vote Project. Your support will also let us approach key influencers like those who reached 750,000 people through TikToks we commissioned. We’ll also be hiring a top-flight social media person to produce plug and play toolkits for partners and promote the guides more generally.

Here’s what your money will support. For more information, see our overview for support.

  1. Twenty $100 contributions or two $1,000 Contributions will produce a nonpartisan guide to a key race.
  2. $4,500 will print 50,000 color copies for a partner organization to distribute
  3. $5,000 will support a month of full-time outreach to major national and local organizations that could distribute the guides, and to key influencers who could promote them online.
  4. $10,000 will support two months of work by an outreach staffer

Donations, which are tax deductible, should be made out to our 501 (c) 3 fiscal sponsor, Youth Service America (EIN 52-1500870) with a note saying For Guides.Vote project

Mail a Check

Please make checks or Donor Advised Fund contributions* payable to:

Youth Service America
PO Box #65525
Washington, DC 20035-5525.

*Please note it’s for the project. If you give through a DAF or community fund, ask them to please include your name so we know who it’s from (we have a lot of people giving through places like Schwab and Fidelity).


For additional information on fiscally supporting, please email

Some of our donors include:

Achieving America Foundation, Aspen Community Foundation, Ben & Jerry’s/Unilever, Copen Family Fund, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Denver Community Foundation, Des Moines Community Foundation, The Education Foundation of America, Global Impact, Impact Investments, Manuel D & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Rodney White Foundation, Richmond Community Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropies, Seattle Foundation, Tides Foundation, William Bullitt Foundation, and Zegar Family Foundation.