Supporting Grassroots Change

The People’s Alliance Fund is a nonprofit organization that supports progressive educational, research, and service activities in Durham and other North Carolina communities. The Fund is a 501(c)(3) entity, making contributions to it tax-deductible.

The People’s Alliance Fund is currently focused on three priorities:

  • The Fund sponsors You Can Vote, a non-partisan voter education project whose hundreds of trained volunteers in 12 counties across North Carolina have registered over 30,000 voters since 2014. They have also informed over 350,000 North Carolinians about the state’s changing voting laws, assuring them that despite the obstacles and confusions “You can still vote,” and then showing them how.
  • The Fund also sponsors the Durham Living Wage Project, a successful volunteer-run campaign launched in March 2015 that to date has certified 151 businesses and nonprofits committed to paying their approximately 3,500 workers a living wage.  Visit the website to learn which employers deserve your support and to donate to the project.
  • Finally, the Fund provides small, quickly-decided Micro-grants to volunteer-led progressive efforts in Durham and the greater Triangle area. When a group of progressive activists sees the need for an educational forum or an organizing activity on an issue and is willing to devote hours of time to the effort, the Fund can help cover the cost of materials, room rental, and other basic expenses so the group can focus on substance.

In addition to individual donations, The People’s Alliance Fund can also receive and administer grants from foundations and other nonprofits for projects in Durham and across the state.  

To learn about our sister organization, People’s Alliance, go to