Civic Health Project has sponsored these nonprofit organizations and academic
research teams showing high potential to reduce political polarization and foster
healthier civil discourse.
Polarization and Social Change Lab at PACS
The Polarization and Social Change Lab at Stanford University employs various empirical and theoretical methods to research cognitive biases that heighten polarization.
The lab also designs interventions to reduce polarization's negative effects, such as biased political reasoning and affective polarization.
OpenMind is a free, psychology-based educational platform to depolarize communities and foster mutual understanding across differences.
Schools, faith communities, and companies can foster essential skills in intellectual humility, mutual understanding, and civil discourse.
GGSC Bridging Differences Initiative
The Greater Good Science Center's Bridging Differences initiative mixes science and storytelling to address political and cultural polarization.
In May 2020, GGSC gathers researchers, program leaders, and practitioners for a one-day event in Oakland, CA, offering evidence-based strategies for dialogue and understanding.
National Week of Conversation (Apr 2020)
The National Week of Conversation (NWOC) provides an annual opportunity for Americans to connect through dialogue.
In April 2020, the National Conversation Project and Weave join forces to host NWOC 2020, fostering conversation and community across the U.S.
One America Movement
The One America Movement builds societal resilience to polarization, bringing people together across political, racial and religious divides to work together to address issues in communities across the country.
One America also trains and empowers religious leaders to resist a culture of division and hate.
Center for Humane Technology
The Center for Humane Technology (CHT) aims to drive a comprehensive shift toward humane technology by changing the way technologists think about their work and how they build products.
CHT is creating the conditions for a new "race to the top" to realign technology with humanity.
Reunited States Documentary
“The Reunited States” is a pre-release documentary film exploring how those with different political views can work together to find common ground in our most basic human values.
Featuring interviews from leading journalists, activists, psychologists, and politicians, “The Reunited States” focuses on all that unites us, and the people who work tirelessly to strengthen our bonds.
Mismatch connects middle and high school students "across difference and divides" through a realtime video platform that is purpose built for respectful civil discourse.
Mismatch enables young people to learn and practice critical skills for engaging across difference, on a range of important social, cultural, and policy topics.
AllSides for Schools
AllSides for Schools gives educators tools, resources, information, and curricular guidance to help build skills in news literacy, bias awareness, and conversation across difference.
By teaching students how to critically evaluate news, media content, and other information on a range of topics and how to engage with others in productive dialogue, AllSides for Schools helps students participate thoughtfully in their communities and our democracy.
AllSides strengthens democracy with balanced news, diverse perspectives, and conversation, exposing people to information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum so they can better understand the world, and each other.
AllSides' balanced news coverage, media bias ratings, civil dialogue opportunities, and technology platform are available to everyone.
Living Room Conversations
Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate people. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation among those who may disagree.
These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow participants to discuss possible solutions.