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Explore insights, lessons, and resources from our work

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.

Systems Map

Digital Democracy Initiative Core Story

Our democracy is a complex political system made of an intricate web of institutions, interest groups, individual leaders, and citizens that are all connected in…
Op-Ed

Philanthropy and the Future of Local News

As businesses close, revenue from advertising is drying up and journalists are facing layoffs, furloughs, and the possibility of their newsrooms closing down—just when we…
Guide

Journalism DEI Tracker

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.…
Brief

Journalism DEI Wheel

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,…
Report

Hispanic Media Today

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…