CEL Education Fund

About

CEL Education Fund empowers organizations and individuals that are keeping the public informed about how key institutions like government, corporations, and the media are affecting their lives. The efforts that we support leverage technology and digital media providing opportunities for people to become informed and then act on their individual and collective concerns to inspire real societal change. CEL Ed Fund supports Citizen Engagement Laboratory and other nonprofits that align with our mission by making strategic, restricted grants. CEL Ed Fund is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity governed by an independent board of directors.

Goals

The goals of CEL Ed Fund’s grant-making program are to:

  1. Educate the public on important matters of public policy and social, economic and environmental justice.
  2. Influence how the executive branch administers and enforces laws on the books.
  3. Bring pressure to bear to influence corporate policies and actions.

Campaigning

CEL Ed Fund supports projects whose constituencies are fertile ground for increasing the awareness and engagement of the public in favor of social, economic and environmental justice. Campaigns that CEL Ed Fund supports include:

Combating Racism in The Media:

CEL Ed Fund provides fiscal sponsorship to Citizen Engagement Laboratory and other organizations that educate members about racially biased statements in major media, particularly in news reporting and commentary. Some of these groups organize their members to protest the networks directly or to voice their concerns with a program’s advertisers. The goal of these campaigns is to eliminate racial slurs under the guise of news reporting.

Challenging Climate Change Denial:

Ed Fund supports organizations that educate members about corporations that deny the scientific evidence for human-caused climate change. These groups also organize their members to protest directly to corporations or to organize against celebrity spokespersons. The goal of these campaigns will be to influence the national climate debate towards scientific fact.

Fighting for Civil Liberties

CEL Ed Fund supports organizations fighting for civil liberties, civil rights, and government reform. These groups mobilize constituents through mass awareness campaigns, online organizing and dynamic coalition­building. The goal of these campaigns is to spur mass collective action to draw attention to timely issues, especially those relating to free speech, open information, corporate power, government accountability, and civil liberties.

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Donate now to the CEL Education Fund. Support our work and help us accelerate the rate of change today.

CEL Education Fund is a a registered 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

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