Grants Database

Democracy Fund champions the leaders and organizations who defend democracy and challenge it to be more open and just. We are proud to have supported more than 200 organizations doing this work.

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • $300,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2017

To support direct litigation, legal services work, and to develop multi-lingual know-your-rights materials that can be delivered in MASA community centers.

Project:

Litigation, Legal Services, and Know Your Rights

Foundation Center Topic:

Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership; Civic Participation/Naturalization and Immigrant Civic Integration; Government/Civil Liberties and Rule of Law

Grant Length:

October 2017
September 2018
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • $200,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2018

To support direct litigation and legal services work, and to strengthen and expand multilingual know your rights materials that can be delivered to MASA and immigrant communities.

Project:

Litigation, legal services, and know your rights

Foundation Center Topic:

Government/Civil Liberties and Rule of Law; Civic Participation/Naturalization and Immigrant Civic Integration; Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership

Grant Length:

November 2018
October 2019
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • $620,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2019

To support direct litigation and legal services work, and to strengthen and expand multilingual know your rights materials that can be delivered to MASA and immigrant communities through Asian Law Caucus’s National Security & Civil Rights work.

Project:

Litigation, Legal Services, and Know Your Rights

Foundation Center Topic:

Government/Civil Liberties and Rule of Law; Civic Participation/Naturalization and Immigrant Civic Integration; Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership

Grant Length:

November 2019
October 2021
  • Business Forward Foundation
  • $100,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2017

To organize business leaders and earned media, in specific areas, to educate the public and policymakers about the importance of respecting and protecting vulnerable communities.

Project:

Business Leaders for Vulnerable Communities

Foundation Center Topic:

Media/Media Access and Policy; Media; Government/Civil Liberties and Rule of Law; Civic Participation/Naturalization and Immigrant Civic Integration; Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership

Grant Length:

September 2017
August 2018
  • Business Forward Foundation
  • $170,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2018

The purpose of this grant is to support Business Forward Foundation’s project to 1) organize business leaders and train them speak out on the business benefits of diversity and inclusiveness, 2) to strengthen an ad campaign to support the organizing work, and 3) to develop a storefront sign campaign around diversity, inclusion and empathy. A portion of this grant […]

Project:

Business Leaders for Vulnerable Communities

Foundation Center Topic:

Media/Media Access and Policy; Media; Civic Participation/Issue-based Participation; Civic Participation/Naturalization and Immigrant Civic Integration; Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership

Grant Length:

December 2018
November 2019
  • Business Forward Foundation
  • $300,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2019

To support Business Forward Foundation’s (BFF) work in organizing business leaders and train them speak out on the importance and business benefits of diversity and inclusiveness.

Project:

Business Leaders for Vulnerable Communities

Foundation Center Topic:

Civic Participation/Naturalization and Immigrant Civic Integration; Civic Participation/Issue-based Participation; Media/Media Access and Policy; Media; Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership

Grant Length:

December 2019
November 2021
  • California State University Northridge Foundation
  • $114,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2018

The purpose of this grant is to create capacity at CSUN for them to begin exploring partnership with other centers across the country focused on supporting ethnic media throughout the country.

Project:

Center for Community and Ethnic Media

Foundation Center Topic:

Media/Journalism

Grant Length:

September 2018
August 2020
  • Center for American Progress
  • $25,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2020

To support the Center for American Progress’s Faith & Progressive Policy Initiative on their project “Exploring the Wisdom Traditions Behind Progressive Faith Movements.” This grant will support a convening of faith leaders and movement builders (to be conducted virtually, if needed) in 2020 to develop a common language and vision on progressive faith leadership.

Project:

Support for an Exploration on the Wisdom Traditions Behind Progressive Faith Movements

Foundation Center Topic:

Other

Grant Length:

April 2020
March 2021
  • Civic Nation
  • $350,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2017

The Purpose of the Grant is to allow Civic Nation to build out a strategy and recruit additional support around positive communications placement that increases the likelihood of culture change around how the public discusses and views the American Muslim community.

Project:

Protecting Vulnerable Communities and Anti-Hate Initiative

Foundation Center Topic:

Other; Media

Grant Length:

June 2017
May 2018
  • E Pluribus Unum Foundation, Inc.
  • $50,000.00
  • General Operating Support
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2018

The purpose of this grant is to provide general operating support for the E Pluribus Unum Foundation Inc.

Foundation Center Topic:

Civic Participation/Public Participation; Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership; Campaigns, Elections, and Voting/Voter Education, Registration, and Turnout

Grant Length:

November 2018
October 2019
  • E Pluribus Unum Foundation, Inc.
  • $125,000.00
  • General Operating Support
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2019

To provide general operating support for the E Pluribus Unum Foundation Inc.

Foundation Center Topic:

Campaigns, Elections, and Voting/Voter Education, Registration, and Turnout; Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership; Civic Participation/Public Participation

Grant Length:

November 2019
October 2020
  • El-Hibri Foundation
  • $310,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2019

To provide support to the El-Hibri Foundation (EHF), a private foundation that empowers and equips Muslim leaders and their allies to build thriving, inclusive communities. This expenditure responsibility grant will support EHF’s Collective Action Leadership Incubator (CALI), and grant funds will be used by EHF for Executive Nonprofit Management Training (ENMT) and Community Organizing-Public Narrative […]

Project:

ER support for El-Hibri Foundation

Foundation Center Topic:

Other

Grant Length:

October 2019
September 2021
  • Faith in Public Life, Inc.
  • $150,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2017

This is a project grant to support Faith in Public Life as they undergo a process of building out their networks in 2-3 states with an explicit focus on building relationships with MASA community members and religious leaders. The goal being the establishment of secure networks that are prepared to offer practical measure of protection to […]

Project:

Building Clergy Protection Network

Foundation Center Topic:

Other

Grant Length:

June 2017
May 2018
  • Faith in Public Life, Inc.
  • $150,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2018

This is a project grant to support Faith in Public Life (FPL), as they build on their previous interfaith clergy trainings in FL, OH, and GA, and add NC, to focus on developing curricula for trained clergy to share with congregants, and strengthen the networks of protection for MASA communities.

Project:

Building interfaith protection network

Foundation Center Topic:

Other; Media; Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership

Grant Length:

September 2018
August 2019
  • Faith in Public Life, Inc.
  • $300,000.00
  • General Operating Support
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2019

To support Faith in Public Life (FPL) as they build on their previous interfaith clergy trainings in Florida, Ohio, Georgia, and North Carolina, with a focus on strengthening existing networks of protection for MASA communities with developed curricula and further training.

Foundation Center Topic:

Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership; Media; Other

Grant Length:

September 2019
August 2021
  • Four Freedoms Fund
  • $20,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2019

To support wellness and healing for frontline staff at Four Freedoms Fund, a project of NEO Philanthropy, and to learn about strategies, resources, and needs in the field.

Project:

RAD Healing and Wellness for Four Freedoms Fund

Foundation Center Topic:

Other

Grant Length:

November 2019
May 2020
  • Freedom Network USA
  • $20,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2019

The purpose of this grant is to support wellness and healing for frontline staff at Freedom Network USA, and to learn about strategies, resources, and needs in the field.

Project:

RAD Healing and Wellness for Freedom Network USA

Foundation Center Topic:

Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership; Civic Participation/Naturalization and Immigrant Civic Integration; Civic Participation/Public Participation; Other

Grant Length:

November 2019
April 2020
  • Georgetown University
  • $400,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2017

The purpose of this grant is to provide a portion of the initial funding for the forthcoming Institute for Constitutional Accountability and Protection at Georgetown University’s law school. The Institute will draw on expert litigators, savvy litigation strategy, and the constitutional scholarship of Georgetown to vindicate individuals’ rights and protect America’s constitutional way of life.

Project:

Institute for Constitutional Accountability and Protection at Georgetown University Law Center

Foundation Center Topic:

Other

Grant Length:

October 2017
September 2018
  • Georgetown University
  • $200,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2018

To support the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection’s (ICAP) litigation, public education, and efforts in support of vulnerable communities.

Project:

Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University Law Center

Foundation Center Topic:

Other

Grant Length:

November 2018
October 2019
  • Georgetown University
  • $600,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2019

To support the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection’s (ICAP) litigation measures in support of targeted communities.

Project:

JIS support for ICAP

Foundation Center Topic:

Government/Legislative Branch Performance

Grant Length:

November 2019
October 2021