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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.

Traditionally, this season is one of reflection with time to process our progress and lessons learned. Somehow, this year feels different. Perhaps it’s because the…
The events that unfolded in Charlottesville a year ago were a shocking and tragic reminder that the escalation of racism, nativism, and xenophobia in our…
This post was co-authored by Chris Crawford, Program Associate for the Governance team. In this age of intense polarization, Americans have a habit of retreating…
Before we get too much farther into January, I want to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy New Year on behalf of the…

Take a Deeper Dive

Local News Lab, electionline, and Voter Study Group are Democracy Fund initiatives that provide original, curated information on sustainable local journalism, election administration, and the changing views of the American electorate.

Examining and delivering insights on the evolving views of American voters.

Voter Study Group

Creating new kinds of collaboration between journalists, newsrooms, and communities.

Local News Lab

America’s only source for politics-free news about our nation’s elections.

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