New Virginia Majority

Alexandria, VA

Grant Amount


New Virginia Majority (NVM) engaged some 500,000 infrequent voters in the 2021 election, the majority of whom were Black, young, or women, and in key communities – voters who typically don’t turn out for “off-year” elections, but whose participation is an essential component of a functioning democracy.

They were instrumental in the passage of Virginia’s Voting Rights Act to protect community voters and expand ballot access, a landmark victory in the U.S. South. NVM was responsible, along with GAF grantee partner Black Progressive Action Coalition (BPAC), for the highest-ever voter turnout for an off-year election.