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How do you know that learning has happened?

By Srik Gopal / 2018 March 7th

​Learning is having its moment in philanthropy. So how does one know that learning has, in fact, happened? Read More

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Democracy Fund Welcomes New Teammates

By Margaret Yao / 2018 February 26th

​Diverse perspectives inform us, passion for impact fuels us, and the power of action together ignites us. As Chief People Officer of the Democracy Fund, I am inspired by the individuals with whom I work side by side - and even more excited by the alchemy generated by each of our teams. Read More

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The Ones Who Care

By Laura Maristany / 2018 February 23rd

As we welcome a new year — and inch closer to midterm elections — the makeup of our current Congress continues to gain attention. With growing frustration around their perceived dysfunction, the need for leadership development, and particularly, candidate development programs across the nation have become a topic of national concern. Read More

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$3.25 Million to Support Knight First Amendment Institute

By Tom Glaisyer / 2018 February 22nd

Today, Democracy Fund with our colleagues at First Look Media announced a general operating support grant of $3.25 million to support the Institute because their research, litigation, and public education efforts are an important building block in our support for First Amendment freedoms — especially our commitment to ensuring freedom of the press. Read More

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NewsMatch Leads to Record Setting Year for Nonprofit News

By Josh Stearns / 2018 February 14th

​The results are in, and NewsMatch was a resounding success. Nearly every one of the more than 100 newsrooms who participated raised more dollars from more donors than ever before. Read More

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Local People Will Create the Future of Local News

By Teresa Gorman / 2018 February 7th

Today we are announcing two new locally-based and locally-driven funds — totaling more than $2 million — that will invest in ideas, people and organizations that are work to ensure people have access to the news and information they need in these communities. The funds will focus on building more healthy news ecosystems as a vital part of just communities and a healthy democracy. Read More

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A New Fund Aims to Put the Public Back into the Public Square

By Paul Waters / 2018 January 23rd

​Today four foundations are announcing a new joint fund designed to fuel a new era of journalism rooted in listening to communities. The Community Listening and Engagement Fund (CLEF) is dedicated to helping news organizations better listen, engage, and produce more relevant content for the communities they serve. Read More

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Welcome to the Family — Electionline.org becomes a Democracy Fund Project

By Stacey Scholl / 2018 January 3rd

We are excited to welcome electionline.org as a Democracy Fund project and to continue working with Mindy Moretti as the site editor. Read More

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Celebrating Civility in 2017

By Betsy Wright Hawkings / 2017 December 19th

At a time when some are uncertain about the strength of our democracy, organizations supported by Democracy Fund give me reason to feel grateful, and hopeful. Read More

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News Match Grows as New Funders Step Up to Support Nonprofit News

By Josh Stearns / 2017 November 20th

More than 20 new challenge grants mobilize thousands of new people to donate to local and investigative reporting. Read More

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