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Three reports spotlight the role of media by and for diverse communities in America

By Lea Trusty / 2019 July 10th

Our three-part report series on American Indian, African American, and Hispanic media in the United States shines a light on the important role of media by and for diverse communities. Read More

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Stewards of Democracy: The Views of American Local Election Officials

By Natalie Adona / 2019 June 26th

Stewards of Democracy: The Views of American Local Election Officials details the findings of the Democracy Fund-Reed College 2018 Survey of Local Election Officials (2018 LEO Survey), designed to capture the collective experience of officials across the country, and to help us learn more about their perspectives on election administration, access, integrity, and reform. Read More

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Announcing a New Fund for Investing in Faith in Democracy

By Chris Crawford / 2019 June 3rd

In collaboration with The Fetzer Institute and Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE), Democracy Fund is excited to announce a new pooled investment fund focused on supporting faith-based initiatives and bold leaders who are working to unify Americans and promote our shared democratic values. Read More

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Knowing It’s Right: Limiting the Risk of Certifying Elections

By Tammy Patrick / 2019 May 22nd

The what and the how of Risk-Limiting Audits are not well understood by many. Jennifer Morrell’s new, two-part report explores how election officials administer RLAs—saving time, taxpayer money, and ensuring that election results are correct. Read More

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What We Learned Through NewsMatch Can Help All of Local News

By Josh Stearns / 2019 May 14th

By raising awareness, capacity, and dollars for local newsrooms, NewsMatch helped make 2018 a record-breaking year for giving to nonprofit journalism. Here's how. Read More

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