Donate to help make an impact

The team is raising money to produce our widely praised nonpartisan guides and to distribute them to as wide an audience as possible. As our Impact Summary describes, we produced 46 guides in 2022, our initial year. In 2024, we’re producing 70 guides to the most significant and contested state and national races, from the Presidency to US Senate and gubernatorial races, along with Secretary of State races, state Supreme Court races, and US House races, with the latter including updating our national US House guide and adding key individual House races. As we have since the guides’ inception, we’ll translate all relevant guides into Spanish.

Guides cost roughly $3,500 apiece to research, write, edit, review for nonpartisanship, translate, and publish. 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 500,000 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. We have partner commitments to distribute over 4 million of our 2024 guides, with more groups committing each week.

Your support will also let us approach key influencers like those who reached 780,000 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 Impact Summary.

  1. $2,000 will print 25,000 color copies of our guides for partner organizations to distribute in neighborhoods and on campuses, to primarily youth and BIPOC audiences.
  2. $3,500 will produce a nonpartisan guide to a key race, including research and writing, editing, attorney review for nonpartisanship, design, and Spanish translation.
  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 the printing and distribution of 125,000 guides by our allies and partners.

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 project. is 501(c)(3) fiscally sponsored by Youth Service America.

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 that 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 supporting, please contact Outreach and Organizing Director Joseph Wallace.

Some of our donors:

Achieving America Foundation, Aspen Community Foundation, Ben & Jerry’s/Unilever, Bydale Foundation, Columbus Foundation, Copen Family Fund, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Denver Community Foundation, Des Moines Community Foundation, The Education Foundation of America, George Gund Foundation, Global Impact, Impact Investments, Kazan McClain Partners Foundation, Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, Lush Cosmetics, Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Richmond Community Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropies, Rodney White Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Streisand Foundation, Tides Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, William Bullitt Foundation, Zegar Family Foundation, and Zevin Asset Management.