Grants to DoSomething.org
2017 (Duration 2 years, 6 months)
Journalism & Media
NEW YORK, NEW YORK — DoSomething.org is a national nonprofit that uses new media tools and campaigns to activate young people, ages 13 to 25, to support social change at the local, state, and federal levels. It is using grant funds to launch new programming focused on inspiring youth and young adults to make real and sustained change, while building empathy between people with different lived experiences. This includes designing and launching a new set of online campaigns to activate its more than 5.5 million members on issues such as LGBT rights, criminal justice reform, climate change, women’s rights, and immigration. It is mobilizing its network to get out the vote in the mid-term elections, and is building new functionality into its platform to more effectively facilitate dialogue among members from different communities.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded DoSomething.org $600,000 between 1978 and 2017.