Sustaining democracy, together

Center for Civic Education
Since 1965, the Center has been a national leader in developing, implementing, and evaluating civic education curricular and professional development programs. Through our evidence-based programs and educator professional development opportunities:
  • Over 70% of middle and high school students report having become more attentive to governmental affairs and feel more prepared to take part in their community.
  • Over 90% of students have come to believe it is a citizen’s duty to vote in elections.
  • Almost 100% of teachers feel better equipped to teach their students about American government and good citizenship.
Support is critical as we build on our strong foundation. With your help, we are refreshing our materials to incorporate recent events that are shaping our constitutional democracy and working to increase accessibility to our research-backed programs for historically underserved schools, communities, and adults.

Impact of Your Investment

When you make a donation, your gift powers our mission.


covers the cost of We the People ebooks for five students


supports the creation of our 60-Second Civics podcast, made free to the public


helps underwrite the cost to develop and facilitate professional development workshops


assists in the development of online courses made free to the public, such as Strengthening Democracy in America


covers the cost for one adult to attend continuing education sessions focused on the Constitution and its role in sustaining a viable democracy and building vibrant communities


helps underwrite the cost of revising learning materials to be more current and inclusive of a larger audience
Educators at the American History & Civics Academies in July 2019

Ways to Give

Your gift will enable communities at-large to deepen their knowledge of history through robust, hands-on experiences; a framework by which to think about contemporary issues; and the skills and confidence to become responsible civic participants—ensuring a sustainable democracy.
Donate Directly
Donations of any size are deeply appreciated and critical to sustaining our democracy (donate online!). Please consider becoming an inaugural member of our new Support Circles:
  • Civic Advocate - $150-$249 annually
  • Bridges to Democracy - $250-$1,249 annually
  • Constitutional Scholar - $1,250-$4,999 annually
  • Greater Good Innovators - $5,000-$9,999 annually
  • Champions of Liberty - $10,000-$99,999 annually
  • Safeguard of Democracy - $100,000 and greater annually

Rather not donate online? Send your donation via mail:

Center for Civic Education
Attn. Development
5115 Douglas Fir Rd., Suite J
Calabasas, CA 91032
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The Center is deeply thankful to the support of our public and private funders. Our work would not be possible without your support. Please view our Annual Report for highlights from last year, as well as gift acknowledgement.
Annual Report
The Center for Civic Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Taxpayer Identification Number: 95-3546790).  Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law. For more information, please review our 20212020, and 2019 Form 990.

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