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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.


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.