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

Bright Line Watch

Bright Line Watch, a project of the University of Chicago, monitors the health of our democracy by regularly surveying the expert opinion of political scientists, and convening field experts to assess and develop solutions to challenges facing our democracy.


Political scientists are key observers of our democratic process. Their expertise and insight can help those in the democracy reform community understand the state of our democracy and key threats that must be addressed. This grant supports efforts to track expert opinion on the health of democratic norms and brings attention to trends in this data. Bright Line Watch convenes academics and other thinkers to bring attention to key trends in our democracy, including through a comparative global lens.

Go here to learn more about the work of Bright Line Watch.

Total Commitment

$180,000 over 2 years.