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

2020 Census Project

The 2020 Census Project, a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund, will ensure that the 2020 Census is implemented effectively and supports efforts to ensure all Americans are accounted for in the Census.


A full and accurate count of the population of the United States is critical to the effective function of government - and is required by the U.S. Constitution. The Census plays a fundamental role in our democracy, but as our nation has grown, its administration is ever more complex. This grant contributes funding to a shared philanthropic effort to ensure the smooth roll out of the 2020 Census and comprehensive counting of all those living in our country.

Total Commitment

2019: $500,000 2018: $750,000