Democracy Fund

The Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people.

Democracy Fund

The Monkey Cage

The Monkey Cage is transforming from a stand-alone entity to serve as an integral element of a broader infrastructure that supports better communication between political science researchers, elected officials, the media, and the public.

Why We Invested

Currently housed on the Washington Post website, the Monkey Cage is run by a team of academics, including several from George Washington University’s Political Science Department. The Monkey Cage offers a medium for political science, government, and international affairs academics from leading universities around the country to share their research with a larger audience. Through greater academic engagement in public affairs, participating researchers and academics are increasing their role in the national dialogue and more specifically issues of democracy reform.

With expanded support, GWU and the Monkey Cage will work to create a more natural and permanent association between academia and the media with the goal of introducing the expertise and insight of political science research to the conversation on our political system.

How to Get Involved

  1. On Twitter follow @monkeycageblog.
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Total Commitment

2016: Up to $300,000 over two years. 2014: Up to $300,000 over two years.