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About Common Cause Education Fund

Common Cause Education Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization that supports national, state, and local efforts to strengthen our democracy and uphold core values of American democracy. We work to empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Founded in 2000, Common Cause Education Fund (CCEF) is a national 501(c)3 organization with staff, offices, allies, and advocates in more than twenty-five states and the District of Columbia. We are dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy by working to create open, honest, inclusive, and accountable government that serves the public interest, promotes equal rights, opportunity, and representation, and empowers people to make their voices heard through diverse platforms, campaigns, and actions. Under a strong and effective hub-and-spoke model, CCEF’s national programs and office strengthens and supports our state operations across the country by providing strategic and policy advice, communications, digital organizing and outreach, and operational support including finance, recruitment, development, and administration. 

We empower citizens and help build a democracy that is powered by its people using research, public education, coalition building, citizen engagement, policy development and litigation, and by helping state and national leaders with strategic support, policy expertise, materials, and legal analysis. And it’s all made possible by support from our passionate community.

Mission Statement

In support of Common Cause’s mission of promoting open, honest, and accountable government, the Common Cause Education Fund seeks, through research, public education and innovative programs, to: increase public understanding of the democratic process and, where appropriate, the need for change; empower citizens and promote their effective participation in all aspects of the democratic process at the local, state and federal level; and empower citizens to hold their government accountable.

Common Cause Education Fund proudly holds a four-star rating (the highest possible) from Charity Navigator.

Common Cause Education Fund is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator.

Common Cause Education Fund is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator.