To inform Democracy Fund’s Public Square team strategy planning in 2022, we commissioned an evaluation of our program from 2016-2021. Our evaluation and learning partner, Impact Architects, developed an in-depth report that has deeply informed our new strategies.
We are sharing here an executive summary that will provide an overview of our learnings across three strategies:
- Ecosystem News
- Equitable Journalism
- Press Freedom
This summary also shares what we have learned about grantmaking more generally — in particular, the critical importance of trusted relationships and the ongoing need for more general operating support.