*An important note about this focus area: As part of a strategic review, the ZSR Board of Trustees has decided to limit grants in the Democracy and Civic Engagement focus area for the Spring 2010 grant cycle. Only grantees from the past three years (November 2006-present) will be considered for small or strategic grant funding in this focus area. The Board of Trustees will re-examine the Democracy and Civic Engagement focus area through the Spring of 2010 and will announce changes to the focus area description in June 2010. If you have questions about this change or grant eligibility please contact the Foundation (email@example.com or (800) 443-8319).
The Foundation seeks to foster a government that is accountable to the needs of the people; a media that provides fair and substantial information on issues facing the state and its people; a citizenry that is engaged, well-informed and participates in the life of the state; and sound public policy that is built upon comprehensive and balanced research.
Responsive and Accountable Governance:
An Informed and Civically Active Populace
Fair, Accurate, and Substantial Media Coverage of State and Local Policy and Politics
The Foundation gives priority to regional and statewide efforts in this focus area.
Joy Vermillion Heinsohn, Director for Programs, is the staff person primarily responsible for Democracy and Civic Engagement. Contact Joy with questions about this focus area.