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Celebrating Women Who Are Making Democracy Stronger

By Anne Gleich / 2019 March 18th

As Democracy Fund commemorates Women’s History Month, we also want to celebrate and thank our incredible women-led and women-focused grantees who are making their mark on history right now by working for a stronger, healthier American democracy. Read More

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Elections Program Research: Winter 2019 Roundup

By Sarah Cole / 2019 March 18th

Learn about the latest election research from the Southern Political Science Association, new youth voter turnout research from the Center for Information and Research on Civil Learning, and preview results from our upcoming survey of local election officials. Read More

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New Report: Importance of an Independent Black Media Presence

By Angela Ford / 2019 February 28th

The Obsidian Collection’s Angela Ford reflects on findings in our new report on African American and black independent media in the United States and offers recommendations for funders and advocates who want to help ensure that newsrooms reflect and are responsive to the American people. Read More

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Op-Ed: Trump’s Emergency Declaration Threatens Philanthropy’s Core Values

By Joe Goldman / 2019 February 20th

The President’s declaration demonstrates his disregard for our Constitution and his willingness to circumvent our system of checks and balances. Declaring an emergency when none exists sets a dangerous precedent for the rule of law. It is the quintessential example of the executive branch appropriating power to itself. Read More

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NewsMatch 2018 raises $7.6 million, fueling growth in local news and investigative journalism.

By Josh Stearns / 2019 February 12th

New data from newsrooms all across the country shows that 2018 was a record-breaking year for community support of nonprofit news. Read More


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