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

OpenGov Foundation

The OpenGov Foundation seeks to create a congressional digital service entity that will provides resources and infrastructure to help meet the digital needs of Congress in the 21st Century.

WHY WE INVESTED

The OpenGov Foundation is investigating the establishment of a Congressional Digital Service (CDS) to push the development of new, open-source technology to help relieve the burden of highly strained offices to enable a more responsive and open Congress. This project is modeled after the successful efforts of the U.S. Digital Service and 18F to bring in outside technical talent to improve Executive Branch digital operations. CDS would recruit a small team of top technologists and deploy them in partnership with key congressional stakeholders to help bring the institution into the 21st century at no initial cost to taxpayers. The Congressional Digital Service would be incubated within the OpenGov Foundation and would be an independent entity.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

  1. On Twitter follow @FoundOpenGov.
  2. “Like” them on Facebook.