builds infrastructure.
builds power.

We help direct resources to year-round, local community organizing because we believe our collective future depends on it.



Founded by Joe Kennedy, we support community organizers, advocates, and activists across the country working year-round to build a just, free, and equitable future for all. We invest in hyperlocal efforts that build sustainable political infrastructure, engage and educate voters, and build power for the underrepresented and disenfranchised.

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Alabama’s rich political history features some of the most history-changing local organizing of the Civil Rights Era as well as the most stark setbacks. Reckoning with this juxtaposition offers a path to durable and equitable change.

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Local leaders in Mississippi have spent the last five years building critical infrastructure. But real resources are needed to overcome generations of racial segregation and disenfranchisement.

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West Virginia

The roots of the Democratic Party run through West Virginia. But to win again, we have to build back trust, with rural voters in particular. And you can’t do that with just one election cycle or one campaign.

About Us

Welcome to Groundwork Project. We invest year-round in local community organizing. With a primary focus on Appalachia, the Deep South, and the Plains, we play the long game. Day to day, year to year: We show up to help build durable civic and political infrastructure in places progressives have gotten used to writing off. Why? Because we believe these sustained local investments are the single best way to remedy injustice, build power in disenfranchised communities – and win elections.

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