Citizen Education Foundation



The Citizen Education Foundation, Inc., works to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government and to increase understanding of major public-policy issues.

What is the Citizen Education Foundation?

The League of Women Voters of North Carolina established in 1984 the Citizen Education Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit, public-policy educational organization. CEF provides funding for research, publications and materials, and enables LWVNC to hold forums and to disseminate information and training to citizens. CEF projects must present fair, objective, non-partisan information to the general public. Projects cannot advocate for legislation or urge any action to affect legislation, and they cannot support candidates for office. Your donation to CEF is tax-deductible.


How to Donate to the Citizen Education Foundation:

A donation to the Education Foundation is tax-deductible. There are two ways to donate – by personal check, or online, as below:

1. By Personal Check

  • Please make your check payable to Citizen Education Foundation.
  • Click here for the donation form, and mail it with your check to:



Attn: Treasurer

PO Box 2231

Chapel Hill NC 27515-2231


2. Online, Using Credit Card


  • Although this donation will go through PayPal, you do not need a personal PayPal account to make an online payment
  • Click here to make an online donation to Citizen Education Foundation (CEF).

Thank You for Your Donation!

How to Apply for a CEF Grant

Any LWV member may submit an application for a grant from the CEF.

Examples of where support may be approved:

  • LWV research, publications, and materials on current public policy issues
  • Forums such as panel discussions on LWV positions, candidates’ debates, and forums on ballot issues
  • Civic education meetings regarding current issues of concern
  • Creation and dissemination of voter service information such as voters’ guides and support of
  • Training of League members to support a speakers bureau wherein members would speak to the community on important League topics
  • Registration of voters

Download the grant application

Complete the application form and mail it to:


Attn:  CEF Applications

PO Box 2231

Chapel Hill NC  27515-2231

CEF Board of Directors

  • Janet Hoy and Margaret Salinger: Co-Presidents
  • Karen Bean: 1st Vice President
  • Tracy Miles: 2nd Vice President
  • Jana Albritton: Secretary
  • Susan Marston: Treasurer


For more information about CEF, please contact Susan Marston, 919-969-6762,