The Bridge Alliance Education Fund (BAEF) is the financial entity that supports the efforts of the Bridge Alliance, a coalition of ~100 democracy reform organizations dedicated to an array of focus areas within campaigns and elections, civic engagement and Government/Governance. BAEF is also dedicated to providing resources to organizational leaders and grassroots movements to diversify the healthy self-governance movement, of which is predominantly older, white and progressive. Through initiatives like the Justice, Diversity, Equity Fund, BAEF plans to make resources accessible to those who have been previously alienated, thus growing our movement and the communities it serves.
BAEF values set the tone for the Alliance -- emphasizing basic principles of civic engagement and healthy democratic practice.
Perhaps most importantly, our values emphasize collaboration and supporting democratic reform missions. The Bridge Alliance Education Fund was founded on the idea that we can accomplish more together than we can on our own.
Our values, also known as "The Five Principles", are as follows: