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 this Overview for Supporters describes, we’ll produce roughly 40 guides to the most closely contested US Senate and gubernatorial races, Secretary of State races, and State Supreme Court races, plus a guide to Congressional races and Spanish translations.

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 and that included not only hundreds of campuses, but organizations from the American Democracy Project and Black Voters Matter to Nonprofit Vote, and When We All Vote, as well as the historically black sororities and fraternities and our new fiscal sponsor, Youth Service America. And to approach key influencers as well. 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 supporters.

  1. Forty $50 contributions or twenty $100 contributions will produce a nonpartisan guide to a key race.
  2. Four $500 contributions or two $1,000 contributions will also produce a guide
  3. $2500 will print 20,000 color copies for an organization to distribute
  4. $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.
  5. $5,000 will support a month of work by our social media 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


For additional information on fiscally supporting, please email