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

100 Days in Appalachia

100 Days in Appalachia is a project of West Virginia University that focuses on the stories and communities of the Appalachian Mountains and foothills. The project takes a closer look at just what makes this region such a flashpoint for so many of the social, economic and political fractures in American communities.

Why We Invested

Appalachia’s and small American community stories are rich and complex. The 100 Days of Appalachia project is supported by the West Virginia University Media Innovation Center, who embraces an open-door collaborative innovation philosophy. 100 Days is an example of how universities and media partners can find ways to tell stories that are more meaningful to the communities they serve through reporting. They all also have a commitment to diversity and exploring untold stories by unlikely storytellers.

We believe every community should have the access, tools, and skills to shape its own story, identity, and future. Democracy Fund is proud to support this important work in a time where news that better engages and is more meaningful to local communities is sorely needed.

How To Get Involved

For more stories on the Appalachian Community follow 100 Days of Appalachian on twitter and facebook.

Total Commitment

2017: Up to $150,000 over two years.