Supporting areas of opportunity: the Midwest, the South, and New York
In the Midwest, we support multiracial, urban-rural coalitions for social change in Michigan and Minnesota that are imagining new social contracts for their states and the region in the face of significant economic and demographic change. In the South, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas share similar demographic diversity, growing populations, and economic conditions that exemplify recent transformations in America’s political economy. We support coalitions and emerging leaders advancing civic engagement and advocating for change. And in New York, we invest in organizations bridging the upstate-downstate geographic divide that has stymied recent efforts for city- and state-level reform. Alongside these state-based investments, we fund regional networks that build the capacity of organizations across the Midwest and South.