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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BlogApril 28, 2022As Democracy Fund and Democracy Fund Voice prepare for the next five years, our teams have been asking hard questions about how we can best…
ReportMarch 28, 2022The health of our American democracy depends upon equitable and safe digital spaces. Toward Ethical Technology: Framing Human Rights in the Future of Digital Innovation…
ResourceFebruary 17, 2022Removing Language Barriers from the Voting Process Democracy Fund’s Language Access for Voters Summit is an annual event that aims to remove language barriers from…
ReportJanuary 20, 2022Democracy Fund’s Digital Democracy Initiative (DDI) and its grantees are radically reimagining what it looks like to make platforms accountable to the American public and…
BlogJanuary 19, 2022In 2020, two dozen Atlanta journalists gathered to take a hard look at the state of local media in Atlanta. A lack of diversity and…
Op-EdNovember 16, 2021First the good news: Philanthropy is starting to respond to the demise of local journalism with the urgency it deserves. In the past few years,…
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.