Who is working on divisive partisanship?

These are the most relevant organizations working on divisive partisanship that I have found. They are grouped by how directly they seem to be impacting the issue currently, and within each group are sorted alphabetically.

  • Organizations that currently appear to be most tenaciously targeting the issue
  • Other organizations with programs directly focused on partisanship.
  • Academics/Researchers (There are a lot; this list is NOT conclusive)
  • Organizations with activities adjacent to the issue.

0.9MOST TENACIOUS_____________________________________________
1A Starting PointActor Chris Evans. Each topic, 1 minute videos on both sides from politicians.https://www.astartingpoint.com/
1American Public SquareMultiple programs aimed at reducing divisiveness (events, podcasts - Both Sides, school programs), primarily aimed at reducing tribalism and polarization.https://americanpublicsquare.org
1Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity ProgramSupport multiple programs aimed at battling fragmentation and polarization. The Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program focuses on the challenge of sustaining strong citizenship in America and coherent national identity in an age of demographic flux and rising economic inequality.https://www.aspeninstitute.org/programs/citizenship-and-american-identity-program/
1Better Arguments ProjectTraining on how to have "better" argumentshttps://betterarguments.org/
1Bipartisan Policy CenterLong-established org in DC that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans.https://bipartisanpolicy.org/
1Braver AngelsGrassroots to connect people. Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen?s movement to unify our divided nation.https://braverangels.org/
1Civic Health ProjectFoundation: CHP invests in research and practical interventions that promote healthier discourse, collaboration, and problem-solving across partisan divides.https://www.civichealthproject.org
1Common Ground CommitteeWE ENVISION A NATION NO LONGER ENCUMBERED BY THE ANGER AND POLARIZATION THAT PREVENTS US FROM MOVING FORWARD ON ISSUES THAT MATTER. CGC inspires and motivates the public to find common ground and reduce incivility and polarization for a stronger nation. We do this by demonstrating how influential people of opposing views can unexpectedly find agreement without compromising core values. We provide innovative content and tools that empower individuals and consequently, their political leaders to do the same. Operate the Common Ground Scorecard: https://commongroundscorecard.org/https://commongroundcommittee.org/
1Common Sense AmericanProgram of NICD focused specfically on congressional policyhttps://www.commonsenseamerican.org
1Crossing Party LinesEncourahe cross-partisan discussions via multiple meanshttps://crossingpartylines.net/
1Hewlett Foundation US Democracy program (formerly Madison Initiative)A group of perpetual foundations under the leadership of the Hewlett Foundation has formed a multimillion-dollar collaborative effort called the Madison Initiative to strive for a better understanding of the reasons for the extreme political polarization in America and also to experiment with practical ways of diminishing such polarization.https://www.hewlett.org/strategy/madison-initiative/
1Institute for Cultural EvolutionIndependent think-tank working against hyperpartisanshiphttps://www.culturalevolution.org
1More In CommonMore in Common is a new international initiative, set up in 2017 to build communities and societies that are stronger, more united and more resilient to the increasing threats of polarisation and social division. Formerly https://hiddentribes.ushttps://www.moreincommon.com/
1National Institute for Civil DiscourseNon-Profit specifically focused on civil discourse. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/is-it-possible-to-resurrect-civility-amid-a-tsunami-of-toxicity-this-group-is-trying/2019/01/11/7ccbba7c-15c6-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html?elq=04616e5426174afe92e9e5b674a94fd0&elqCampaignId=10729&elqTrackId=58be0e5a00c74bad91d99b82bc4cc1a8&elqaid=21953&elqat=1&noredirect=on&utm_term=.9b73a5ce3c92https://nicd.arizona.edu
1No LabelsA national movement of Democrats, Republicans and independents working to bring our leaders together to solve America?s toughest problems.https://www.nolabels.org/
1Open Mind PlatformPlatform to help people develop skills for collaboration on difficult issueshttps://openmindplatform.org/
1Polarization and Social Change LabOur lab addresses these problems by conducting research on actionable solutions sufficient to check rising polarization and incivility in the U.S. Our multidisciplinary team theorizes interventions, rigorously evaluates them with experimental and observational data, pursues partnerships with organizations to directly intervene, and disseminates findings to political leaders and the general public. Our work is focused on developing practical scientific knowledge in three main areas: paths to political consensus, reducing harms of polarization, and effective strategies of social activism.https://www.pascl.stanford.edu/
1Stand Together (Koch Foundation)Initiative within Charles Koch Foundation that supports multiple social causes, one of which is "Partisan Division"https://standtogether.org/
1Unify AmericaUnify Challeng: a video experience itened to break down barriers among different-thinkers. Our mission is to shift American culture and national decision-making away from political fighting toward problem solving, away from conflict toward consensus. We are setting out to conduct an experiment to see if a million Americans, from all walks of life, can identify a set of solutions, by consensus, to achieve a national goal shared by us all?and then become the lobbying force to make their own agreed-upon solutions a reality. https://www.unifyamerica.org/
1UNITE America InstituteThe Unite America Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to encourage broad-based, nonpartisan civic engagement and political participation and engage in research and scholarly analysis on important issues of public concern, including the root causes, effects, and potential solutions to political polarization and partisanship. UNIE AMerica is one of their programs: Unite America is a movement of Democrats, Republicans, and independents working to put voters first by fostering a more representative and functional government. We invest in campaigns to enact reforms and elect candidates so that the right leaders have the right incentives to solve our country's greatest problems.https://www.uniteamericainstitute.org/ & https://www.uniteamerica.org/
2AllSides.comReal time news from both sides. AllSides aims to reduce dysfunctional polarization so we can work together and solve problems.https://www.allsides.com/
2America TalksOnline event sponsoring convos across ideologieshttps://americatalks.us/
2American Exchange ProjectYouth exchange across ideologieshttps://americanexchangeproject.org/
2American Listening Project15 minute sessions in which Americans listen across the political divide.https://american-listening-project.org/
2Bridge AllianceCoalition of ~100 organizations working together to promote healthy self-governance in our democratic republic.https://www.bridgealliance.us
2Bridge The DivideBridge 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. Dialogue, tolerant of thought across the political spectrum, is fostered through the submission of featured opinion editorials, online discussions, in-person conversation promoted by our global ambassadors, and special events, such as leadership summits and live-streamed discussions with young people around the world.https://www.bridge-the-divide.com/apply
2BridgeUSABridgeUSA is a youth-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates spaces on high school and college campuses for open discussion between students about political issues. Political division is one of our biggest challenges in the United States. Today?s youth are being taught that tribalism is better than unity and that having conversations across our differences is impossible. Spoiler Alert: This isn?t true!https://www.bridgeusa.org/
2Bridging DifferencesThe Greater Good Science Center's Bridging Differences initiative mixes science and storytelling to help address one of the most urgent issues of our time: political and cultural polarization.https://ggsc.berkeley.edu/what_we_do/major_initiatives/bridging_differences
2Bridging Divides InitiativeThe Bridging Divides Initiative (BDI) is a non-partisan research initiative that tracks and mitigates political violence in the United States.https://bridgingdivides.princeton.edu/
2Carnegie EndowmentSupports scholarly work and opinion to "analyze the problems afflicting U.S. democracy based on comparative perspectives and offer insights that can strengthen U.S. governing institutions and society." Includes much discussion of polarization.https://carnegieendowment.org/programs/democracy/usdemocracy/
2CENTER FOR DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACYOrganized America in One Room initiativecdd.stanford.edu
2Center for Entertainment and Civic HealthThe Center for Entertainment & Civic Health (CFECH) is dedicated to harnessing the power of storytelling and entertainment to transform America?s crisis of partisan division. We explore the impact of entertainment media on polarization and societal cohesion, and promote the creation of content that fosters civic health and democratic norms. We work with the entertainment industry to promote the creation of content that humanizes political tribes to one another, develops shared cultural spaces for Americans from across the political spectrum, and fosters opportunities for civic dialogue and collaborative problem-solving.https://cfech.org/
2Civic GeniusWe aim to overcome political polarization and rebuild American civic culture through everyday opportunities to learn and engage. Through programs designed to meet you wherever you are in your civic engagement, then build on the common ground that already exists across personal backgrounds and political affiliations, Civic Genius is working to get our democratic experiment back on track.https://www.ourcivicgenius.org/
2Civil PoliticsSeems lifeleness since 2020. Offer research and/or explanation thereof in support of groups confronting moral divisions. "Our goal is to educate the public about social science research on improving inter-group relations across moral divides."https://www.civilpolitics.org/
2Civil SquaredOur purpose at Civil Squared is to get un-likeminded people talking again because that?s how, together, we?ll create the most effective solutions to the challenges our communities face. Our mission is to support the building of a free society by creating spaces for civil conversations among independent thinkers.https://civilsquared.org/
2Commission on Civility & Effective Governance of Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress.Died? No updarte since Jan'21. ?Commission on Civility & Effective Governance? that is focused on breaking/reforming/working through congressional deadlock and partisanship:https://www.thepresidency.org/commission-on-civility-effective-governance
2Common Ground (book)Book and non-profit seeking to re-focus American politics on problem-solving and emphasize that approach as a means to easing toxic polarization.https://readcommonground.com
2CorticoPlatform that draws sentiment and reports from recorded small-group convoshttps://cortico.ai/
2Country FirstSpecific initiatives aimed at reforming the electoral process to reduce division and refocus government on results. Ex: Campaigning against the most divisive candidates. Country First believes key democracy reforms are needed to incentivize healthy dialogue, good leadership, and ultimately the results Americans deserve. If we don't act, the cycle of doom and dysfunction will only continue and politics will remain a "win at all costs" sport where we ALL ultimately lose. It wasn't always this way, and it doesn't need to stay this way.https://www.country1st.com/
2Dialogue ProjectRecommendation for how Biz can participate in addressing polarizationhttps://www.dialogueproject.study/
2Duke University Polarization LabThe Polarization Lab at Duke brings together scholars from the social sciences, statistics, and computer science to study how to bridge America?s partisan divide.https://www.polarizationlab.com/
2Global Tolerance Organization, Accra, GhanaAddress tolerance globallyhttps://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit/039a6876ec3b4e768aa0eb72f2b3fde5-global-tolerance-organization-accra?
2Hands Across the HillsHands Across the Hills is grassroots group formed in 2017 and comprised of 25 individuals, residents of rural Western Massachusetts and residents of Eastern Kentucky coal country. Our goal was to meet face to face with people from a community that voted differently, in an attempt to better understand each other.https://www.handsacrossthehills.org/
2Heterodox AcademyFocused on diverse thought in universities. We are a politically diverse group of academics who have come together to improve the academy by enhancing viewpoint diversity and the conditions that encourage open inquiry.https://heterodoxacademy.org
2Hi From The Other SideFacilitates convos with holders of alternate viewpoints.http://www.hifromtheotherside.com
2Intercultural Development InventoryCommercial Company selling basically "how to be culturally sensitive" traininghttps://idiinventory.com/our-company/
2Listen First ProjectLet?s take the first step of turning down the heat then create a new foundation of trust and grace upon which we can achieve a more perfect union, together. https://www.listenfirstproject.org/contact
2Living Room ConversationsWe connect people across divides ? politics, age, gender, race, nationality, and more ? through guided conversations proven to build understanding and transform communities. Living Room Conversations works to heal society by connecting people across divides - politics, age, gender, race, nationality, and more ? through guided conversations proven to build understanding and transform communities.https://livingroomconversations.org/
2Make America Dinner AgainNationwide, small group conversations bridging the divide since 2016.http://www.makeamericadinneragain.com/
2Media Impact Fundersseek to improve society through media and technology. We achieve this by serving as a learning resource for grantmakers interested in using media to further their missions. As a catalyst connecting funders and allies, we encourage their collaboration and support the ever-growing field of media that informs, engages and inspires.https://mediaimpactfunders.org
2Millions of ConversationsIn its current stage of the Seven Steps to Sustainable Peace, Millions is building its research and programming around listening as the crucial first step in the process. Initially driven to undertand and overcome anti-Muslim bias in America.https://millionsofconversations.com/
2National Assn of Nonpartisan ReformersSupport the establishment of a formal Association of nonpartisan, reform-oriented organizations and individuals that can facilitate shared resources, establish common objectives, and promote general efforts to provide more choice to voters and better representation to every citizen of the United States regardless of their party affiliation or non-affiliation.nonpartisanreformers.org
2NextGenNICD Program that trains state legislators on benefits of working across aisle & civil discoursehttps://nxtgenusa.org/
2Omidyar NetworkInitiatives specifically aimed at gathering data to understand social media impact on elections and democracy (12/2019, ). The Omidyar Network (philanthropic effort e-bay founder Pierre Omidyar and wife Pam) has put resources towards engaging with hate speech and online forums that can drive division & polarization.https://omidyar.com/a-new-initiative-to-explore-the-impact-of-social-media-on-democracy/
2One America MovementFaith-based: The One America Movement is a national nonprofit confronting toxic polarization in our society. We equip faith communities to confront division and work together across political, racial, and religious divides to solve problems that matter.https://oneamericamovement.org/
2Pathos LabsWe are a laboratory testing interventions that appeal to one?s emotions, in our post-truth world.https://www.pathoslabs.org/
2Pew Research CenterThink-tank known for in-depth polling and analysis on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.https://www.pewresearch.org/
2Problem Solvers CaucusCongressional group seeking bipartisan solutionshttps://problemsolverscaucus.house.gov/
2Re-United StatesAt a time when America is ripping apart at the seams, The Reunited States is a powerful and urgent documentary that follows four everyday heroes on the difficult journey of bridging our political and racial divides.https://reunitedstates.tv/
2SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUNDSince 1982, we have worked to end violent conflict and to build healthy, safe, and just societies all over the world. Currently, we work in 31 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.https://www.sfcg.org/
2SoliyaPrograms to teach college-ages tudents open-mindedness and tolerance. An online cross-cultural education program integrated into existing post-secondary curricula in more than 200 universities across 35 nations, providing a deeper understanding of the perspectives of others on important socio-political issues and crucial 21st Century skills, including critical thinking, communication, and digital media literacy.https://soliya.net/
2The Flip SideNews Summary from all sides: The Flip Side is on a mission to help bridge the gap between liberals and conservatives.https://www.theflipside.io/
2The People's SupperOffer tools to facilitate conduct of suppers to build trust and connection among people of different identities and perspectives.https://thepeoplessupper.org/
2The Village SquarePodCast and blog on issues of civil discourse and facilitate community discussions aimed at improving discourse.villagesquare.us
2WeavingCommunity#WeavingCommunity responds to this moment of crisis by inviting honest conversation, authentic human connection and meaningful civic action. It strives to turn this moment of shared pain into a moment of shared possibility.weaving.us
2YOUnifyYOUnify is a nonprofit project. Our mission is twofold. We work to (1) reduce polarization and cultural divisions of all kinds in service of (2) accelerating progress on solutions to the key challenges of our time.https://www.younify.org/
3John SidesGeorge Washington University, Associate Professor of Political Science at. He specializes in public opinion, voting, and American elections.
3Jennifer VictorAssociate Professor of Political Science, George Mason University. Associate Professor of Political Science at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Lead co-editor of the "Oxford Handbook of Political Networks" (2017) and co-author of "Bridging the Information Gap" (2013). Scholarly interests include legislative institutions, campaign finance, lobbying, political parties, and social networks. "I study politics because I seek to better understand how humans solve social problems, and I like politics best when it's highly entertaininghttps://www.vox.com/users/Jennifer%20N.%20Victor
3Lee DrutmanCenter for Advanced Governmental Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. Lee Drutman is a senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America. He is the author of The Business of America is Lobbying (Oxford University Press, 2015) and winner of the 2016 American Political Science Association's Robert A. Dahl Award, given for "scholarship of the highest quality on the subject of democracy." Drutman also teaches in the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. Prior to coming to New America, Drutman was a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation and has worked in the U.S. Senate and at the Brookings Institution. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Brown University.http://leedrutman.org/
3Matthew GentzkowStanford University Economisthttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Gentzkow
3Morris FiorinaStanford University Political Scientist. Wrote a 2014 piece on sorting: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/06/23/americans-have-not-become-more-politically-polarized/https://politicalscience.stanford.edu/people/morris-p-fiorina
3Victor Davis HansonHoover. Writes frequently about polarization
3Shanto IyengarStanford Hoover
3Robb WillerStanford PASCL
3Andrew GelmanColumbia University, Statistics and Political Science, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Gelman
3Amy ChuaYale University, Law. Wrote "Political Tribes"
3Johnathan HaidtNYU Stern
3Nolan McCartyPrinceton University, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs. He has written extensively on political polarization, the politics of inequality, and economic and financial policy making.https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/nolan-mccarty/?utm_term=.ccdbb7089be4
3Jonathan Nagler, others at NYUCenter for Social Media and Politics: Co-director of the center and Professor of Politics Jonathan Nagler. Politics professor Joshua Tucker and Biology and Computer Science professor Richard Bonneau will serve as co-directors. Article: https://nyunews.com/news/2019/10/15/nyu-new-center-for-social-media-politics/?cid=pt&source=ams&sourceId=4407476https://csmapnyu.org/
3James L. GibsonWashington University in St. Louis. James L. Gibson is the Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government in the Department of Political Science and Professor of African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the Director of the Program on Citizenship and Democratic Values and Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy, and Professor Extraordinary in Political Science, and Fellow, Centre for Comparative and International Politics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
3Robert HinckleySUNY Potsdam
3Chelsea ScheinUNC
3Larry M. BartelsVanderbilt U, PoliSci
3Twenge, Carter & CampbellSDSt, UGA, UGA: Wrote a fascinating analysis of tolerance in America over time. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273676073_Changes_in_Tolerance_Time_Period_Generational_and_Age_Differences_in_Tolerance_for_Controversial_Beliefs_and_Lifestyles_in_the_United_States_1972-2012
3Gary JacobsonUCSD. Jacobson's field of interest is American national politics, with a subfield focus on Congress and congressional elections. His current research is on the electoral basis of partisan polarization in Congress. Wrote "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/polq.12572"
3Christopher BailDuke University. Head of Duke University?s polarization lab.
3Harris Public Policy Institure, U of Chicagohttps://www.uchicago.edu/education-and-research/center/project_on_political_reform
3Katherine CramerU Wisconsin
4Civic NationCivic Nation?s mission is to empower individuals, companies, institutions, and organizations to create a more inclusive, equitable America.https://civicnation.org/
4Citizen DataData gathering and repositopryhttps://citizendata.com/
4Democracy FundDemocracy Fund champions the leaders and organizations who defend democracy and challenge our political system to be more open and just. We play many roles in service of the field of democracy reform, but first and foremost we are a funder, a philanthropic advisor, and an advocate.democracyfund.org
4The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC)The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is a congressionally chartered organization that believes every American should fully participate in our democracy.https://ncoc.org/
4Convergence Center for Policy ResolutionWe convene people and groups with divergent views to build trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on critical national issues.https://convergencepolicy.org/
4Election Reformers NetrworkElection Reformhttps://electionreformers.org/
4Millennial Action Projectmission: activate young leaders to bridge the partisan divide and transform American politics.https://www.millennialaction.org/
4A More Perfect UnionWe exist for the millions of Americans who deserve a More Perfect Union.https://www.mpu.us/
4FulcrumMedia: opinion & discussion platforemhttps://thefulcrum.us/
4Niskanen CenterThink tank that has some light initiatives in the divisiveness arenahttps://www.niskanencenter.org/on-common-ground/
4Leadership Now ProjectInitiatives to improve democracy: Leadership Now members invest in high-impact organizations and candidates to advance a modern, effective democracy for all Americans.https://www.leadershipnowproject.org/
4Brennan Center for JusticeThe Brennan Center for Justice focuses on democracy, criminal justice, securing the balance of power, and protecting fundamental freedoms while keeping Americans safe.https://www.brennancenter.org/about/programs
4Leadership Nowa membership organization of business and thought leaders taking action to protect and renew American democracy.https://www.leadershipnowproject.org/
4Resetting the tBleResetting the Table works closely with strategic partners to build customized programming for breaking open communication across charged differences.https://www.resettingthetable.org/
4Public AgendaPublic Agenda works to build an informed and inclusive democracy for all Americans through solutions-focused programs and partnerships. Learn more about our approach to public engagement and public opinion research.https://www.publicagenda.org/
4Social Science Research CouncilHad a working group aimed at better understanding root causes.https://www.ssrc.org/programs/scholarly-borderlands/root-causes-of-polarization/
4Foundation Funding for US DemocracyData visualization tool to understand grant-making aimed at influencing U.S. Democracy.https://democracy.candid.org/
4Urban Ruyral ActrionUniting for Democracy (U4D) is a non-partisan program implemented by Urban Rural Action (UR Action) and Lead for America (LFA) that brings Americans together to build relationships, strengthen collaboration skills, explore different views on democracy, and work together to improve civic health in their communities. https://www.uraction.org/
4The Institute for Political InnovationVoting system reformhttps://political-innovation.org/
4On Being ProjectWe explore the big questions of meaning at the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts:https://onbeing.org/
4Facing History and OurselvesFacing History equips teachers to provide students with the skills to think critically and wrestle with difficult issues.https://www.facinghistory.org/
4Essential PartnersTraining and consulting for addressing discord. For more than three decades, EP has helped civic groups, faith communities, colleges, and workplaces foster resilience, cohesion, understanding, and trust.https://whatisessential.org/
4Left, Right & Center PodcastMediahttps://www.kcrw.com/news/shows/left-right-center
4American PromiseSeek constitutional amendment to improve electionsamericanpromise.net
4Big Tent NationBuilding a social-media like platfrom focused on one's political perpective. 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. introducing.bigtentnation.org
4LEARNING FOR JUSTICE fka Teaching ToleranceLearning for Justice seeks to uphold the mission of the Southern Poverty Law Center: to be a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements and advance the human rights of all people.https://www.learningforjustice.org/about
4The Democracy GroupCollection of podcasts on democracy, civic engagement, and civil discourse.https://www.democracygroup.org/
4Ben Franklin CirclesMay have died in 2020 with COVID, no posts since that time. Facilitate social groups to encourage community improvement.https://benfranklincircles.org/
4Citizen UniversityMutiple programs aimed at encouraging and empowering better ciszenship.https://citizenuniversity.us/
4MacArthur Foundationin 2012-2017 made grants to support organizations that worked to, among many other things reduce partisanship in Congress. This propgram was not extended.https://www.macfound.org/programs/democracy/

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