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ANDREW GOODMAN FOUNDATION INC

aka AGF   |   New York, NY   |  www.andrewgoodman.org

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Mission

The mission of The Andrew Goodman Foundation is to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy.

Ruling year info

2017

Chair, Board of Directors

Amy Chiou Esq.

Main address

55 Exchange Place Suite 402

New York, NY 10005 USA

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EIN

13-6207568

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At least 322 restrictive voting bills have been introduced in 45 states since the beginning of 2023. Lawmakers in 11 states have enacted 13 restrictive voting laws. Of these laws, seven curb access to mail voting, and six implement stricter photo ID requirements for voter registration or in-person voting. At least four states have enacted five election interference laws. AGF is working in each of these states (and others) to fight against efforts to suppress youth voices. Additionally, new data from CIRCLE at Tufts reveals that differences in access to information and support for electoral participation continue to be reflected in unequal voting rates among youth. This means that while young voters as a whole are targeted and disenfranchised, access to the ballot box is even worse when you take into account factors such as race, socioeconomic status, education, and geography.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Vote Everywhere

Vote Everywhere is a national, non-partisan, civic engagement movement of student leaders and university partners. The program provides extensive training, resources, as well as a peer network to support its Ambassadors while they work to register voters, bring down voting barriers, and tackle important social justice issues on their college campuses.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students

Related Program

Vote Everywhere

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of articles written about The Andrew Goodman Foundation and our programs, including Vote Everywhere, the Puffin Democracy Fellowship, and the National Civic Leadership Training Summit.

Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students

Related Program

Vote Everywhere

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Lectures, panel discussions, debates, registration drives, and other events held by our Vote Everywhere Ambassadors.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students

Related Program

Vote Everywhere

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of students and community members impacted directly by Andrew Goodman Ambassadors through events and organizing tactics.

Number of voters registered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students

Related Program

Vote Everywhere

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Students and community members registered by Andrew Goodman Ambassadors during class presentations, voter registration drives, and other events.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We know that our democracy only works if everyone can participate, so AGF is working to break down structural barriers to youth voter turnout. Our flagship program, Vote Everywhere, equips young people to organize, educate and activate the largest demographic of potential voters - college-age students - and supports these new leaders as they work to remove voting barriers, increase registration and voting, promote nonpartisan dialogue, and advocate for social justice. Within our Vote Everywhere program, our HBCU Cohort aims to provide a national platform where HBCU student leaders can thought-partner and develop proactive measures to increase voter registration, participation, and engagement among HBCU students and their surrounding communities.

We see our role as four pronged: remove impediments to registering and voting; register young people to vote; get out the vote (GOTV); and train Andrew Goodman Ambassadors at our National Civic Leadership Training Summit (NCLTS), where we use the history of and challenges to voting rights, research, best practices, and on-the-ground experience to set and pursue a coordinated agenda focused on youth organizing for civic and voter participation.

Some of the key interventions and strategies that we are focusing on with our Andrew Goodman Campuses are:
-Securing on-campus polling sites;
-Advocating for Election Day to be a holiday on institutions’ academic calendars;
-Securing valid voter ID and proof of residency options for students in states with restrictive laws, like Georgia;
-Supporting voters who choose to vote by mail with educational materials and expanded access;
-Integrating civic engagement, voter information, and voter registration into first-year orientation, academic curricula, course registration, and other forms of institutionalization.

We are experts in the field of campus voter engagement and organizing, and we use a time-tested and research-supported model to develop and administer the program. We work closely with college students and higher education professionals to develop effective relationships and provide customized technical assistance in breaking down barriers to student voting. We use feedback from these students and staff to continually improve the program. Now entering our tenth year of the Vote Everywhere program, we have well-documented success helping campuses achieve key interventions such as securing on campus polling sites, providing student IDs that are compliant with voter ID laws, etc.

Additionally, we are uniquely tied to early voting rights organizing during the civil rights movement. Our legacy is rooted in the Freedom Summer of 1965, during which young people were trained and deployed to register Black voters and run Freedom Schools in Mississippi. We were founded to continue the legacies of Andrew Goodman, James Early Chaney, and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered for their commitment to justice. Because of this legacy, we have a large network of civil rights leaders - both past and present - who advise and inspire our work.

Our impact has been, and continues to be, significant because our efforts build upon previous improvements. Campus teams become more effective as they gain experience, semester after semester. For campuses who have been in our network for several years, what started out as building a voter engagement coalition or generating visibility by having weekly tables has turned into longer-term, structural projects that will not only allow current students to access the ballot box, but all future students as well.

Voter registration and GOTV continue to be an important part of our work (to date, our campuses have reached and mobilized over 1.5 million students across the country), but we have shifted to focus more deeply on institutional changes like securing an on-campus polling site, incorporating voter information into first year curriculum, and other institutional change. As states continue to enact legislation restricting voting rights - particularly for marginalized voters - these pro-voter measures at the campus level are helping mitigate the effects of such laws and making it possible for students to vote at record numbers.

As young voters will make up 48.5% of the electorate in 2024, we will continue working with our students over the upcoming semesters to ensure that their peers have access to voter IDs, proof of residency, vote by mail, polling sites, and the information they need to be informed voters.

Financials

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ANDREW GOODMAN FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Amy Chiou

Corey Weiss

Retired

Michael Malafronte

International Value Advisers

Robert Masters

Retired

Dale Berger

Retired

Elbert Garcia

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Fred Farkouh

Farkouh, Furman & Faccio LLP

Evan Malbrough

ACLU of Georgia

Andrew Tomback

Global Commercial Litigation Group

Austin Boral

New York City Economic Development Corporation

David Goodman

Retired

Michele Wright

GMA Foundations

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/31/2023

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Asian/Asian American
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Female
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