"Spurred by concerns about big money in politics, infringements on voting rights, a shrill and divisive political climate, and the failure of a polarized Congress to pass legislation on a range of issues, philanthropies including the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Omidyar Network are also exploring what kind of a difference they could make in the political process.
reports a recent Chronicle of Philanthropy news piece. "... some nonprofit leaders and grant makers see a need to forge new
coalitions and engage groups focused on the environment, immigration,
labor, and other issues to mobilize voters and call attention to the
influence of big spending in politics."