Promoting Greater Civic Participation through Open Government Grantees - 2018

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Building Skills Partnership San Mateo, Santa Clara To support greater civic participation of immigrant Silicon Valley property service workers through a new Civic Leadership Training Program and the Citizenship Advancement Program. $60,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Santa Clara To support civic empowerment of young people in Silicon Valley through: a) Non-partisan civic education and participation opportunities that reach 2,500 youth of color and b) Building the capacity of three school districts in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to meaningfully engage young people through open government practices. $100,000
City of San Jose, Office Of Mayor Sam Liccardo Santa Clara To support the development of a transparent, accessible, and user-friendly open data platform that allows communities to share open data at scale to achieve better outcomes in public services. $100,000
KQED INC San Mateo, Santa Clara To support government transparency and an informed and engaged public through regionally focused non-partisan news reporting that inspires increased civic engagement in Silicon Valley. $100,000
San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara To support the development of a civics education program that will engage San Jose youth ages 13-24 in 2018. $100,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara To support non-partisan voter education and outreach activities that assists minority communities to understand the election process, register to vote, and increase voter participation. $65,000
Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN) San Mateo, Santa Clara To increase voter participation among immigrants and youth in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties through non-partisan voter education and engagement in native languages and through innovative technology. $65,000
Institute for Local Government San Mateo, Santa Clara To support local government exploration and implementation of open government practices that increases engagement with elected officials, community based organization leaders, and civic tech efforts in languages other than English. $50,000
City of San Jose, Office Of Mayor Sam Liccardo/Office of Strategic Partnerships Santa Clara To support the expansion of an large reality gaming platform to engage users in volunteer service opportunities that register residents in low-income, underrepresented neighborhoods to vote. $50,000
    Total $690,000