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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.

  • Arab American Institute Foundation
  • $200,000.00
  • General Operating Support
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2020

The Arab American Institute Foundation was created to encourage Arab American participation in civic life, by ensuring that Arab Americans have the tools and data necessary to empower their communities through organization.

Project:

General Operating Support

Foundation Center Topic:

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

Grant Length:

September 2020 to August 2022

Strategy:

General
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • $920,000.00
  • General Operating Support
  • 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:

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

Grant Length:

November 2019 to October 2022

Strategy:

General
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • $300,000.00
  • 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 to September 2018

Strategy:

General
  • 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:

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

Grant Length:

November 2018 to October 2019

Strategy:

General
  • 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:

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

Grant Length:

December 2018 to November 2019

Strategy:

General
  • Business Forward Foundation
  • $400,000.00
  • 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/Civic Education and Leadership, Civic Participation/Naturalization and Immigrant Civic Integration, Civic Participation/Issue-based Participation, Media, Media/Media Access and Policy

Grant Length:

December 2019 to November 2021

Strategy:

General
  • Business Forward Foundation
  • $100,000.00
  • 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:

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

Grant Length:

September 2017 to August 2018

Strategy:

General
  • 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 to August 2020

Strategy:

Engaged Journalism
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • $150,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2020

This grant supports research development through the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The Senior Fellow and expert in the program will produce a research paper on transitional justice lessons from abroad for advancing racial reconciliation in the United States.

Project:

Support for Transitional Justice Research

Foundation Center Topic:

Civic Participation, Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership, Civic Participation/Public Participation, Government/Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, Media, Other

Grant Length:

December 2020 to September 2021

Strategy:

General
  • Center for American Progress
  • $50,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2020

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

Project:

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

Foundation Center Topic:

Other

Grant Length:

April 2020 to March 2022

Strategy:

General
  • Civic Nation
  • $350,000.00
  • 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:

Media, Other

Grant Length:

June 2017 to May 2018

Strategy:

General
  • Decolonizing Wealth Project
  • $500,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2020

The Liberated Capital Initiative by Decolonizing Wealth Project, a fiscally sponsored project of Allied Media Projects, aims to collectively move us all from disparities to equity. They train funders on the structural inequalities that shape philanthropy, to support more equitable philanthropic efforts.

Project:

Decolonizing Wealth Project's Liberated Capital Fund

Foundation Center Topic:

Other

Grant Length:

September 2020 to December 2021

Strategy:

General
  • E Pluribus Unum Foundation, Inc.
  • $250,000.00
  • 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 to October 2021

Strategy:

General
  • 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:

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

Grant Length:

November 2018 to October 2019

Strategy:

General
  • El-Hibri Foundation
  • $310,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2019

To provide support and capacity development to the El-Hibri Foundation (EHF), a private foundation that empowers and equips Muslim leaders and their allies to build thriving, inclusive communities.

Project:

ER support for El-Hibri Foundation

Foundation Center Topic:

Other

Grant Length:

October 2019 to September 2021

Strategy:

General
  • Emergent Fund
  • $210,000.00
  • Project
  • Just and Inclusive Society
  • 2020

Emergent Fund, a fiscally sponsored project of Amalgamated Charitable Foundation, is supporting grassroots organizing and power building in communities of color who are facing injustice.

Project:

Emergent Fund

Foundation Center Topic:

Other

Grant Length:

September 2020 to December 2021

Strategy:

General
  • Faith in Public Life, Inc.
  • $483,000.00
  • 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 to April 2022

Strategy:

General
  • Faith in Public Life, Inc.
  • $150,000.00
  • 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 to May 2018

Strategy:

General
  • 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:

Civic Participation/Civic Education and Leadership, Media, Other

Grant Length:

September 2018 to August 2019

Strategy:

General
  • Four Freedoms Fund
  • $20,000.00
  • 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 to November 2020

Strategy:

General