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

Center for Democracy and Technology

Center for Democracy and Technology is a nonprofit organization that works to preserve the user-controlled nature of the internet, champion the freedom of expression and technology tools that protect the privacy of internet users, and advocate for stronger legal controls on government surveillance.

Why We Invested

We believe that protecting a citizen’s digital identity is paramount to good practices for government entities, especially as it relates to our elections. With growing public concerns around digital privacy in the elections space, the Democracy Fund supports a two year project aimed at identifying both election cybersecurity issues, and best practices in the areas of voter registration databases, campaign data, and communications. This project with the Center of Democracy and Technology (CDT) seeks to facilitate discussions with key stakeholders in the field. Ultimately, the goal of this grant is to provide election officials and others with the necessary tools to meaningfully address issues in election digital security.

How You Can Get Involved

1. Receive updates from CDT by signing up for their monthly newsletter.

2. Make a donation to support CDT’s work.

Total Commitment

2017: Up to $300,000 over two years.