Learning From Five Years of Public Square Program Work

November 29, 2022

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.

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