Creating an Open & Just Democracy
Democracy Fund works toward an open and just democracy that is resilient in the face of change and worthy of the American people’s trust. We support partners and ideas from across the political spectrum in pursuit of a vibrant and diverse public square, free and fair elections, effective and accountable government, and a just and inclusive society. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.
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StatementJanuary 14, 2021Last week, President Trump and his allies incited an insurrection against the United States of America in an attempt to undermine the peaceful transfer of…
StatementJanuary 13, 2021As representatives of nonpartisan philanthropic institutions, serving rural, urban, and suburban communities across the nation, we condemn the violence that broke out at the U.S.…
BlogDecember 16, 20202020 was a marathon for journalists preparing for an election that seemed very likely to go off the rails. But in communities around the country,…
BlogDecember 16, 2020When you look back at how local news fared in 2020, you might be surprised by how hopeful I am for the future. Things have…
BlogDecember 4, 2020News is a public good. What does it mean to treat journalism as a public good? Without an informed citizenry able to access the news…
StatementNovember 7, 2020Today, Joe Biden was projected the winner of the 2020 presidential election. He will serve as the 46th president of the United States, and Kamala…
Take a Deeper Dive
Local News Lab, electionline, and Voter Study Group are Democracy Fund initiatives that provide original, curated information on sustainable local journalism, election administration, and the changing views of the American electorate.
What We Do
Democracy Fund champions the leaders and organizations who defend democracy and challenge our political system to be more open and just. We play many roles in service of the field of democracy reform, but first and foremost we are a funder, a philanthropic advisor, and an advocate.
Our democracy is a complex, imperfect system — a continual work in progress. While our political system has proven resilient over time, it has never fully served the needs of all Americans. We must challenge it to be better.
A more open and just democracy will protect the dignity and rights of all people, hold power accountable, and ensure everyone has a say in shaping America’s future.