For the past sixteen years, the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) has worked to strengthen and expand our multicultural democracy in Tennessee by making it easier for immigrants and refugees to be powerfully engaged in the civic life of our community.

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We believe our communities and democracy work best when we’re all able to fully participate and contribute. But Tennessee is the third-hardest state to cast your ballot in and we have among the lowest rates of voter registration and voter turnout in the country. Communities of color in Tennessee are disproportionately impacted by the state’s voter suppression laws and are traditionally under resourced.

That’s why we’ve created the Tennessee New Majority Fund -  to invest in non-profit organizations who will work to boost voter participation among communities of color in Tennessee.

We’re accepting applications from organizations working in communities across Tennessee who will work to expand the electorate and boost voter turnout in immigrant, refugee, African American, Native American, and other communities of color in our state.

If you’d like to be considered for funding, please submit this initial application with basic details about your organization by May 1st. Select organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal later in May.

Join us in strengthening our democracy. Apply to the Tennessee New Majority Fund today!