Many private foundations realize that the redistricting process presents a key opportunity to participate in the democratic process – to help ensure, among other things, that the minority vote is not diluted and that communities of interest are not unnecessarily split apart. While private foundations can safely and legally participate in the redistricting process and fund grantees that engage in this work, there is a very fine line between what a private foundation can safely do and what would be prohibited from doing or would result in a taxable expenditure.

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