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.
Our New Strategy
Democracy Fund revisited our strategy to learn how we can better contribute to creating a more inclusive, multiracial democracy. Learn more about our new five-year organizational strategy and refreshed program strategies.
The Latest See all Ideas
Democracy Fund Invests $4 Million in Multi-Year Grants to Support Newsrooms that Center People of ColorNovember 15, 2023Newsrooms that center people of color are at the forefront of reinventing journalism. Support for these newsrooms is a core piece of Democracy Fund’s Equitable…
FeaturedOctober 31, 2023Reliable information fuels our lives. We need to know who is on the ballot, what’s happening in our schools, where to find rental assistance, and…
BlogSeptember 8, 2023A national coalition of 20 funders announced an exciting new initiative on September 7th. Press Forward plans to invest more than $500 million into local…
FeaturedAugust 7, 2023Democracy Fund’s Digital Democracy Portfolio (DDP) and its grantees have been radically reimagining platform accountability and media policy through strategies at the intersection of reparation…
BlogJuly 26, 2023Back in 2017, we realized we needed better ways to defend the rule of law and hold our leaders accountable – and fast. We were…
FeaturedJune 29, 2023The Digital Equity and Opportunity Initiative’s mission is to jumpstart the building of a lasting civic infrastructure. DEOI will provide core funding support to state…
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.