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Public Works Program

Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–December 31, 2009
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Demo: A Network for Ideas and Action believes that current public views and discourse about government not only present a real danger for our democracy but also undermine government’s ability to address current and future social and economic priorities. The Public Works Program is confronting this challenge directly by engaging nonprofits, elected officials, and the media in reclaiming public debate about government and its critical role in promoting the common good. Mott funds will support the grantee’s ongoing research, public education, training, and outreach efforts, which provide these target audiences with effective strategies and tools for informing public opinion about government and creating a sound base for debating the important issues facing the nation today and into the future. Founded in 2000, Demos is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to building a society where America can achieve its highest democratic ideals.