PACE believes that civic engagement and civic education are central to the health of our democracy, and worthy of philanthropic investment. Therein, we seek to support funders in fellowship, learning, and action that can inform current and future investments in civic learning that are equitable and effective for all students. PACE leads a funder affinity group for established and emerging funders of civic learning (those currently investing and those considering investments). If you are interested in joining the group, know of another funder who might be, or have any questions, please contact Janice Lombardo at janice@pacefunders.org.

  • The group:
    Supports relationship-building and peer learning between and among funders (both established
    and emerging) of civic learning and across K-12, higher education, and out-of-
    school/community-based civic learning efforts
  • Aggregates resources and provides a platform for discussion of grantmaking strategies that
    support sustainable and scalable civic learning policies, programs, and practices
  • Helps assess the current “ecosystem” or landscape of the civic learning field to help funders
    understand strengths, needs, and opportunities to develop strategies and target investments
    based on best practices

Below is a compilation of recent articles and reports related to various aspects of civic learning that PACE has shared within the affinity group. This is an evolving resource library, and we invite submissions and suggestions.

Key Civic Learning Resources

Click below for an evolving list of organizations and related resources we see as central to the field of civic learning.  This list might be a good place to start for those who are interested in exploring this field for the first time. To submit resources to this list, please contact janice@pacefunders.org.

Papers and Other Resources

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Networks and Organizations

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Additional Resources

Advocacy and Policy

Adult Civic Education

Assessment and Evaluation

Equity/Civic Empowerment Gap

Media, News, and Digital Literacy

In-School Civic Learning

Out-of-School Civic Learning/Youth Organizing

Research and Standards

Higher Education

Voting

Youth Leadership and Voice