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As We Wait for Attorney General Barr to Release the Mueller Report, What Foundations Should Do

By Joe Goldman / 2019 April 12th

Foundations are in a special position to invest in groups that will fix the problems in elections revealed by the inquiry and those that seek to restore faith in our democratic norms. Read More

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Supporting Independent Journalists and Nonprofit Newsrooms in a Time of Unprecedented Threats

By Estizer Smith / 2019 March 25th

In an environment where newsrooms of every size are struggling to respond to growing political attacks and legal threats, independent journalists and small nonprofit newsrooms are hit particularly hard. Democracy Fund is expanding our efforts to support press freedom, including new 2019 initiatives around legal clinics, insurance infrastructure, and online harassment. Read More

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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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