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Democracy Fund staff — alongside grantees, researchers, and other field experts — regularly develops resources and shares lessons on strengthening democracy. Here you will find guides, reports, and insights from our team and network.

The Journalism DEI Tracker is a public database that includes organizations, institutions, and resources from the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in journalism.…
Designed to be complementary to the Journalism DEI Tracker, the Journalism DEI Wheel is a tool to help funders in particular inform grantmaking for diversity,…
Today we’re releasing Hispanic Media Today: Serving Bilingual and Bicultural Audiences in the Digital Age, a new report that explores the origins of Hispanic* media…
Today, as we close Black History Month, we’re releasing African American Media Today: Building the Future from the Past, a look at the origins of…
Once a year, during American Indian Heritage Month in November, American citizens pause to recognize the Indigenous peoples of lands now known as the United…
The ability of journalism to serve as our Fourth Estate—to be a check and balance on government and powerful interests—is under increasing threat. Journalism today…
At a time when news and journalism are experiencing significant disruption, Democracy Fund is seeking to better understand and equip news outlets and reporters for…
Journalists are working with their communities in a range of new ways that are reshaping how newsrooms report, publish, and pay the bills. This emerging…