Our Members



The Bridge Alliance exists to upgrade our democratic republic. We do so by serving organizations and citizens who are uniting Americans across the political divides to increase civility and collaboration. Our members include pioneering organizations that have collectively spent hundreds of years connecting Americans who disagree with each other yet are working together to make the best decisions for their communities and our nation. While some Alliance members are focused on state legislatures or the US Congress, others are focused on businesses, universities, and neighborhoods. But all have in common a commitment to working together for collective impact and increased visibility for all those who want to strengthen the common ground on which the United States of America depends. Read more about each Alliance member organization, click on “Learn More” at the end of each description below.

Note: An organization's membership in the Bridge Alliance is an endorsement of the Four Principles and a statement of intent to uphold them. It does not constitute an endorsement of the activities of the member organization by Bridge Alliance.

92nd Street Y is a cultural and community center where people connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. We have harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world. Learn More

The ALL IN Challenge, a national awards program, recognizes colleges for their commitment to increasing voting rates, helping students form the habits of active and informed citizenship, and making democratic engagement a core value on their campuses.  Learn More

AllSides delivers technology and services to provide multiple perspectives on news, issues, and topics - and the people behind the ideas because the way society gets its news and information affects the world around us. Learn More

The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a network of more than 260 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.  Learn More

American Promise is a strategic, inter-partisan organization designed to win the 28th Amendment to the Constitution so that people - not money, not corporations, not special interests - govern America. Learn More

American Public Square brings people from across the political and ideological spectrum together to create a civil, fact-based conversation about national, regional and local polarizing issues creating a better understanding within our communities. Learn more.

ASBC is a network of businesses and business associations that have committed themselves to the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit.  Members believe that sustainable business is good business, and a sustainable economy is a prosperous and resilient one. Learn More

Ask Big Questions partners with colleges, universities, and organizations to engage young adults in community conversations about purpose, identity, and responsibility. These conversations build trust, strengthen community, and deepen understanding across lines of difference. Learn More

BallotReady's mission is to create a more informed electorate and strengthen our democracy by helping voters vote informed, all the way down the ballot. Learn More

Better Angels is a new bipartisan network of leaders and organizations committed to reducing polarization and bringing people together from across the divides to rethink currently polarized issues and show why reducing polarization is an urgent priority. Learn more.

Big Tent Nation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit initiative dedicated to substantially increasing the number of citizens working together to address America’s highest stakes economic challenges. Learn More

Bridge the Divide is a platform where young people in high school and college from across the United States and around the world can contribute their unique voices while engaging with their peers' diverse political convictions. Learn More

bridgeUSA believes that sustained dialogue through policy-based forums, guest speakers, roundtable negotiations, rapid prototyping, and other active listening and communication events can foster positive change in millennial's political discourse. Learn more.

Encourages Americans to stop bickering about politics, examine their assumptions, and engage in civil discourse to help move our democracy forward. This project is a short documentary, webisode series, online platform, and community engagement campaign. Learn More

We’re a nonpartisan network of business leaders advancing policy and technology solutions to strengthen democracy and modernize government. A healthy representative democracy will help build a more competitive, innovative business climate in America. Learn More

CVP works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Our goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote. Learn More

We believe that democracy is a design problem. Our work in civic design includes research, practical projects, and knowledge sharing through training, and advocacy. Our approach is collaborative, bringing together stakeholders to improve election and civic engagement. Learn More

As a network of networks, Charter for Compassion connect organizers and partners from around the world. They provide educational resources, organizing tools, and avenues of communication for sharing lessons, stories, and inspiration as a global movement. Learn More

A national nonprofit organization, Cities of Service helps mayors and city leaders tap the knowledge, creativity, and service of citizens to solve public problems and create vibrant cities. Learn More

Citizen University works with a national array of partners to help Americans cultivate the values, systems knowledge, and skills of effective citizenship. Learn More

Civil Politics is an organization run by academics whose expertise lies in the use of data to understand moral psychology. They regularly publish articles in scientific journals concerning the antecedents and consequences of moral views. Learn More

Coffee Party USA is an all-volunteer transpartisan group building, nurturing and connecting communities to reclaim our government for the people. Members agree to a civility pledge and share blogs, news stories, and memes through their Facebook page. Learn More

Common Good is a nonpartisan reform coalition that offers Americans a new way to look at law and government. We propose practical, bold ideas to restore common sense to all three branches of government based on the principles of individual freedom, responsibility and accountability. Learn More

Common Ground Committee's mission is to pursue initiatives which will reveal common ground for finding truth, clarity, understanding, and progress on issues of importance in a civil manner that does not require compromise of fundamental principles. Learn More

CMF is dedicated to helping Congress meet the evolving needs and expectations of an engaged and informed citizenry. Focusing on improving congressional operations and citizen engagement through research, publications, training, and management services. Learn More

A national non-profit that convenes leaders with diverse or conflicting views to build trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on critical national issues achieving outcomes through facilitated dialogue and long-term relationship building. Learn More

The purpose of the Davenport Institute is to help solve California's public problems by promoting citizen participation in governance. We work with city governments, special districts, regional governance associations, and non-profit organizations. Learn more

A team of software developers, public policy wonks, and civic organizers dedicated to the idea that voting should fit the way we live. Our vision is straightforward: make voting a simple, seamless experience for all Americans so that no one misses an election. Learn More

DEPLOY/US plays a unique role in the climate and energy landscape, connecting and empowering leaders and concerned citizens across the political spectrum who share our goal of pragmatic, pro-growth solutions. Learn More

Digital Citizen’s mission is to help Americans gain a place, as citizens, among the experts, leaders and pundits who take part in public policy dialogue. Our personal media has combined with mass media to forge a new landscape of participation. Learn more.

Essential Partners invites us each to discover and re-discover the core of who we are and what we value. Grounded in our own truth, we can find both the courage and the generosity to listen to those we have considered our enemies. Learn More

Everyday Democracy's mission is to help communities talk and work together to create communities that work for everyone. We work directly with local communities, providing advice and training and flexible how-to resources. Learn More

We research and propose common sense changes to strengthen our democracy and ensure all voices are heard and every vote counts in every election. Read more about our story, our staff and opportunities to support our work. Learn More

Future500 envisions a world that realizes sustainable economic growth by addressing social and environmental externalities with market-based solutions. They collaborate on broad systemic change finding that uncommon ideas can reveal uncommon solutionsLearn More

Generation Citizen (GC) works to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective action civics education, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. Learn More

Healthy Democracy is a nonpartisan organization that works to elevate the voice of citizens and to improve political discourse for the benefit of all voters. Our signature program brings groups of citizens together to fairly evaluate ballot questionsLearn More

icitizen is a nonpartisan civic engagement app that facilitates open communication and collaboration between citizens and their elected leaders to shape the policies that affect their lives. Learn More

iCivics exists to engage students in meaningful civic learning. We provide civics teachers well-written, inventive, and free resources that enhance their practice and inspire their classrooms, ensuring every student receives a high-quality civic education. Learn More

IH works to build dialogue across all sectors of society to examine issues important to democracy in the focus areas of public policy, media & journalism, business, and art. We create experiences to engage a diverse public on ideas and issues that matter. Learn More

The mission of Independent Voter Project (IVP) is to create an environment where nonpartisan voters can participate effectively in public policy decisions and to provide voters with politically neutral and reliable information. Learn More

Our mission is to develop a movement of independent voters for progressive post-partisan reform of the American political process. Independents seek to diminish the influence of parties and partisanship by opening up the democratic process. Learn More

Our mission is to transform young leaders’ inspiration into action that improves our communities and strengthens our democracy. We support high schools in planning and conducting student peer-to-peer voter registration activities and guide them to engage them with elected officials. Learn More

We are an organization that is building civility in a society that all too often seems tilted toward uncivil speech and actions. We do not endorse any political candidate, nor do we take a position on any issue. We are about process, not positions. Learn More

Our mission is to apply groundbreaking insights taken from Integral philosophy, developmental psychology, evolutionary theory, and the social sciences to help create significant forward movement in the evolution of the cultural and political landscapeLearn More

Institute for Local Government promotes good government at the local level with practical resources for California communities. Aiming to assist local leaders to govern effectively and ethically, work collaboratively and foster healthy and sustainable communities. Learn More

Issue One is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to political reform and government ethics in order to strengthen democracy and return government to the American people. Learn More

IssueVoter’s mission is to give everyone an equal voice in our democracy by making civic engagement accessible, efficient, and impactful. Learn More

The Jefferson Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit that engages Americans directly to solve shared challenges and craft better policy. Our mission is to strengthen democracy by advancing informed, citizen-developed solutions to challenging public issues. Learn more.

The mission of the Junior State of America Foundation is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society. Learn More

Kitchen Table Democracy creates and fosters collaborative governance capacities, structures, and networks in states. We support leaders, offer a nationally recognized source of information and demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborative, democratic based processes. Learn More

Listen First Project encourages conversations that prioritize understanding the other and drives the Listen First movement to mend the frayed fabric of America by bridging divides. The Listen First movement is promoted coast to coast by 50+ organizational members of the Listen First Coalition. Learn More

Living Room Conversations enable people to come together through their social networks as friends to engage in a self-guided conversation about an agreed-upon topic. Typically conversations have self-identified co-hosts who hold differing views. Learn More

MapLight’s mission is to achieve a government that (actually) works for the people by illuminating the influence of money in politics, empowering voter engagement, building online civic transparency tools, and advancing democracy reform. Learn More

Mediators Foundation's mission is to foster global leadership for a peaceful, just and sustainable world by identifying, supporting and connecting visionary leaders promoting the best interests of our small planet through civic and educational projects. Learn More

The MAP vision is to create a political environment where bipartisan cooperation is restored as our nation’s governing paradigm and our elected leaders work more closely together to address the challenges we face as a generation and as a nation. Learn More

The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation is a network of more than 2,200 innovators who bring people together across divides to discuss, decide, and take action together effectively on today’s toughest issues. Learn More

NCoC is dedicated to strengthening civic life in America through Civic Health IndexTM reports, cross-sector conferences, and engagement with individuals and organizations interested in utilizing civic engagement principles and practices. Learn More

Since 1938, NFWL has served as a forum for elected women from across the country to be empowered through information and experience. We are the oldest organization for elected women in America and the ONLY one that includes women on the city, county and state levels. Learn More

NICD supports a congress and executive branch capable of working to solve the big issues facing our country, a media that informs and engages our citizens, and demands civil discourse and a government that works in the best interests of the country as a whole. Learn more.

The National Institute on Money in Politics promotes an accountable democracy by compiling comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government disclosure agencies and making it freely available at FollowTheMoney.org Learn More

New Hampshire Listens is a civic engagement initiative of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Since 2011, they have worked at the local and state level to support civil, public deliberation of complex issues. Learn More

Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. We are the largest source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services. Learn More

The One America Movement’s mission is to build bridges and solve problems. We bring Americans together across racial, religious, political and geographic divides to address pressing social problems – poverty, opioids, racial tension and more. Learn More

We bridge the gap between citizens and government. We build the tools that power lawmaking for modern democracy. Our software, coalition-building and events are designed to change the culture of government. Everything we create is free and open source. Learn More

Open Primaries mission is to advocate for open and nonpartisan primary systems, counter efforts to impose closed primaries, educate voters, train and support spokespeople, and participate in the building of local, state and national open primaries coalitions. Learn More

The Participatory Budgeting Project is an organization that empowers people to decide together how to spend public money. They create and support participatory budgeting processes that deepen democracy and make public budgets more equitable and effective. Learn more

A nonpartisan public charity providing free professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. Learn More

Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government. Learn More

PA helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate divisive, complex issues and work together to find solutions. Through research and public engagement, we provide the insights, tools and support people need to build common ground and arrive at solutions. Learn More

Purple America’s mission is to highlight the shared values that unite us as Americans. We are creating new forums to share our beliefs, engage young people in meaningful dialogue, and connect all through the discovery and celebration of our shared ideals. Learn More

R Street Institute's nonpartisan researchers work with policymakers to reform Congress, and to restructure energy, criminal justice, national security, technology, and financial service policies to make them more efficient and effective. Learn More

We’re a New Kind of Website – an informational gateway aimed at helping people who are upset about America today to get engaged in fixing our democracy and making our economy fairer at the local level, where people power still has clout. Learn More

We're nurturing the steady growth of sensible, curious political conversations among the middle ground of politics--without being drowned out by the extremes. These conversations will help us to make better decisions and propel the world forward. Learn more

Represent.US is building a non-partisan movement to pass tough anti-corruption laws in cities and states across America, and end the legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics. Our system should not require people to buy access to their own government. Learn more

Dedicated to professional development for our nation’s current and future state legislative leaders. Through our Emerging Leaders Program, we offer mentoring to first and second term legislators who have been identified by their peers as future leaders. Learn More

Student PIRGs are independent statewide student organizations that work on issues like environmental protection, consumer protection, and homelessness. For nearly 40 years students working with chapters have been making a difference in people's lives and winning concrete changes. Learn More

SDI helps people to transform conflictual relationships and design change processes around the world. Develops leaders able to transform differences into the strong relationships essential to effective decision-making, democratic governance, and peace. Learn More

Take Back Our Republic believes that individual participation in the American political system is the best way to preserve and strengthen our liberty. We engage in research, education, and advocacy about returning political power to individuals. Learn More

TechCongress gives talented technologists the opportunity to gain first-­hand experience in federal policymaking and shape the future of tech policy through a one-year Congressional Innovation Fellowship with a Member of Congress or Congressional Committee.  Learn More

The Center for Election Science is dedicated to helping the world use smarter election systems. We do this because the collective decisions we make through voting dramatically impact our day-to-day lives. Smarter collective decisions promise to provide us all with a better quality of life. Learn More

We aim to change the political discourse in this country. We are taking back our democracy and we are giving you back your voice and your vote. We offer a unique platform to engage in public policy-making with experts from nonpartisan organizations and bipartisan coalitions.  Learn More

The Democracy Commitment (TDC) is a national initiative dedicated to the cause of democracy in higher education, and to make democratic skills available to all individuals who desire a voice and a seat at the table of local, state, and national discourse and action. Learn More

The Pluribus Project is building the political power of the many by cultivating an alternative path to electoral victory that incentivizes our elected officials to advance broad public interests, not just those of wealthy elites or partisan extremes. Learn More

The Village Square grows vibrant civil discourse across the partisan divide by building relationships across political, cultural, racial and religious divides among citizens inside their community and has expanded to six cities across America. Learn More

Unite America is the only organization in the country building the grassroots community, donor network, and electoral infrastructure to help independent candidates run winning campaigns. Learn More

United Citizen Power is uniting citizens in order to build the power needed to reach the promise of our democracy. We build the capacity of ordinary citizens to organize their own communities in order to make government work better for all Americans. Learn More

The USAFMC utilizes the skill sets of its 600 members to provide pro bono programs and initiatives both at home and abroad. Using the expertise of its membership, FMC has created programs to educate, assist, and support Congress domestically and internationally. Learn More

Voice Of the People is an organization that seeks to re-anchor our democracy in its founding principles by giving ‘We the People’ a greater role in government. VOP seeks to give the American people a more effective voice in the policymaking processLearn More

We Do Better is committed to promoting transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels of the U.S. tax system, while researching and developing simple and innovative tax reform solutions to advance freedom and prosperity for all Americans. Learn More

Young Invincibles’ mission is to amplify the voices of young adults in the political process and expand economic opportunity for our generation. We value entrepreneurship, young adult leadership, diversity and teamwork. Learn More