📢 Announcing the New/Mode Accessibility Fund
The Fund will provide support for organizations shaping critical decisions toward a Just Recovery from COVID-19.
Together with Luminate, New/Mode is pleased to announce a new initiative to support underfunded organizations working to shape government decisions and advocate for the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New/Mode Accessibility Fund will grant subsidized access to our powerful digital platform to groups that are working to respond to COVID-19 and the associated economic downturn but are facing financial barriers.
A critical time to act
Government decisions made in the coming months are literally life and death for many people. These decisions will shape our society for years, if not decades, to come.
Multi-channel engagement tools and tactics, like New/Mode’s, have become essential for modern campaigners working to make change. Yet many of the communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 lack the resources to access these tools.
In recent weeks, a number of underfunded groups have reached out to New/Mode for support in ensuring they have a role in shaping the historic government decisions currently being made in response to COVID-19.
We’ve received inquiries to support the most vulnerable in society who are disproportionately impacted by policies regarding access to healthcare, economic stimulus, workplace protection, voter rights protections, renter protections, and general support for at-risk populations such as undocumented immigrants and those in prison.
Our commitment to supporting communities in need
At New/Mode, we want to do our part to meet this moment by ensuring officials make decisions for the common good and with those most vulnerable in mind.
Thanks to Luminate’s generous support, the New/Mode Accessibility Fund will enable us to support organizers and campaigners doing important, necessary work towards a fairer, more sustainable future.
New/Mode is on a mission to empower real people and communities to participate in decisions that impact their lives. Our multi-channel advocacy and engagement platform helps the world’s most important causes activate grassroots support, reach lawmakers, and win campaigns on the issues. You can find out more about New/Mode here: https://www.newmode.net
Luminate is a global philanthropic organisation focused on empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies. We support innovative and courageous organisations and entrepreneurs around the world, and we advocate for the policies and actions that will drive change across four impact areas: Civic Empowerment, Data & Digital Rights, Financial Transparency, and Independent Media. We work with our partners to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in and to shape the issues affecting their societies, and to make those in positions of power more responsive and accountable. Luminate was established in 2018 by philanthropists Pierre and Pam Omidyar. The organisation was founded by The Omidyar Group. www.luminategroup.com