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 Secure and Modern Elections

The Center for Secure and Modern Elections (CSME), a fiscally sponsored project of New Venture Fund, works across the country to increase the ease of registering to vote through pro-voter education and policy reform activities.


CSME is dedicated to advancing bipartisan, pro-voter policies at the state level that modernize voting so all Americans can participate in a more efficient, accurate, and secure voting process. CSME elevates local voices and provides support to lawmakers, advocates, and businesses who share the goal of a modern democracy where all voters, regardless of party, can have their voice heard.

Our grant will support CSME’s efforts to modernize voter registration systems. CSME is committed to finding state-specific and practical solutions that benefit all voters.

Total Commitment

$100,000 in 2018