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

Do Something: Moonshot Project

DoSomething.org is a digital platform mobilizing young people by connecting them to volunteer, social change, or civic action campaigns.

Why We Invested

Do Something.org’s use of technology gives them the unique ability to speak directly to young people via email and SMS and engage those not reachable by other organizations. Their members are able to use digital relational organizing tools, even in underrepresented areas where they do not have access to other resources. Do Something uses their platform and partners with relevant social influencers to shift the culture around voting and inspire peer-to-peer action at scale.

With support from Democracy Fund, Do Something is creating additional capacity to expand their work more deeply into the civic engagement space, and utilize their capacity of young volunteers, tech reminders, and media campaigns to engage and test different elements of the voter turnout moonshot.

Total Commitment

2019: $125,000

    Reports

    Media