The Advancement Project

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The Advancement Project

"Advancement Project, a policy, communications and legal action group committed to racial justice, was founded by a team of veteran civil rights lawyers in 1998." [1]

"This initiative addresses a bedrock racial justice issue: expanding the active electorate. Our work focuses on increasing democratic participation in low-income and minority communities by investigating obstacles to voter participation and providing mechanisms for removing those obstacles, generating reform efforts that seek to expand opportunities for democratic participation, building support for a more transformational solution for re-enfranchising formerly incarcerated people, and facilitating alliances among multi-racial groups." [2]

They are an allied member of the Right to the City.


In 2006 the Ford Foundation gave the Project $600,000. [3]

Directors [4]

Contact details

1730 M Street, NW #910
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 728-9557
Fax: (202) 728-9558
Email: ap AT

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Our Mission, The Advancement Project, accessed July 8, 2007.
  2. Our Work, The Advancement Project, accessed July 8, 2007.
  3. Ford Foundation Grants for Gulf Coast Revitalization to Surpass $20 Million as Anniversary Nears, Ford Foundation, accessed July 8, 2007.
  4. Board of Directors, The Advancement Project, accessed July 8, 2007.