We’re Uplifting Young Voices in Our Democracy

Young people aged 18-29 are one of the most underrepresented voter groups in the US — yet their values have the power to transform our nation.

The Andrew Goodman Foundation works to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy. We support youth leadership development, voting accessibility, and social justice initiatives on campuses across the country with mini-grants to select institutions of higher learning and other financial assistance to student leaders. Join us as we inspire more young people to pursue social change work, activate important lessons of the past, and sustain today’s effective social action.

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The Andrew Goodman Foundation's Vote Everywhere program has provided exceptional training, support, and resources for nonpartisan, student-led voter engagement initiatives on our small liberal arts campus in the Upper Midwest for more than a decade. Thanks in large part to the expert guidance and support provided by AGF, our campus has increased its student voter registration and voter turnout rates in each midterm and presidential election cycle since 2012.

Seth Andersen, Andrew Goodman Champion Simpson College

Pace University has been a part of the Andrew Goodman Foundation's Vote Everywhere program for many years now and we consistently find the partnership enormously impactful for both our work to register and empower student voters as well as develop student who are powerful leaders in their communities. I particularly appreciate how AGF is closely aligned with its history and mission and how it makes an effort to share the story of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner with the university professionals and college students in their network.

Erin Mysogland, Andrew Goodman Champion Pace University

The University of San Francisco has partnered with the Andrew Goodman Foundation for 6 years. AGF has supported us throughout, cultivating young leaders in their own pathways to civic engagement. We are grateful to the organization for speaking truth to power always, fostering the transferrable skills in communication, organizing, and advocacy for the common good.

Angeline Vuong, Andrew Goodman Champion University of San Francisco

Elon University has been partnering with the Andrew Goodman Foundation for nearly a decade now. The partnership has been instrumental in cultivating our students to be more active and engaged citizens. I continue to be extremely impressed by the organization's staff and their mission to elevate young voices and votes to strengthen our democracy with institutions across the nation.

Bob Frigo, Andrew Goodman Champion Elon University