Get your money to
the people on the front lines.

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There is a huge problem with political giving.

We are all fed up with desperate email appeals that read like hostage notes and funnel our money to all the wrong places: parties, consultants, TV campaigns. The vast majority of these top down campaign funds never touch the voters we need to reach.


Shift your giving into long-term, transformative work.

The real hard work in 2018 battleground districts and states is being done by unsung grassroots organizations that work neighbor-to-neighbor on shoestring budgets. Now you have a way to invest in groups that are working all year long to organize and transform the constituencies we need to mobilize if we’re serious about winning.


Airlift is a strategic way to donate.

Airlift lets you fund organizations without consultant overheads—groups you can feel comfortable investing in and sharing. We screen and identify groups with outstanding early accomplishments and inspired leaders. Each Airlift fund has 4 – 5 investments. You will receive a report every 2 months that spells out how your investments are doing.


Donate evenly to all Airlift funds

Airlift helps groups that are rebuilding democracy from the bottom up. It is a zero-overhead, very strategic way to support long term work in battleground districts. Feed the grassroots, not consultants and TV.


There are 3 Airlift funds.

Each one has a strategy.
Every investment is carefully vetted.
All of them are aimed at winning in 2018 and beyond.



West by Southwest

California, Arizona, and Nevada together have enough winnable races in 2018 to get Democrats one-third of the way toward control of Congress. You’re investing in 5 powerful groups: one statewide, one each in Orange County and the Central Valley, plus the strongest front line groups in Nevada and Arizona.


Network Effect

These powerful national networks combine bigger-than-anti-Trump narratives with local face-to-face voter engagement. They all have proven track records for mobilizing progressive, historically-marginalized voters, and played key roles in recent progressive victories in Virginia, Missouri and Wisconsin.


Voter Motor

This portfolio funds 5 local voting rights groups in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Texas. They are fighting off voter suppression and right-wing attacks. They are pushing hard to restore the vote in Florida. The founder of our Georgia group won the Democratic primary for Governor by 53 points.


Checks work too.

Mail to Airlift
c/o Tides Advocacy
The Presidio, PO Box 29229, San Francisco, CA 94129

Please download, fill out and include this form with your check.


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