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


Founded in 2001, is the nation's only nonpartisan, non-advocacy clearinghouse for election reform news and information.

Why We Invested

electionLine provides the election administration community with unfiltered news and information, communicates innovation, and fosters information sharing across jurisdictions. For election officials, policy experts, and others who care deeply about elections, electionLine is a centralized location of information highlighting what jurisdictions are doing well and where they need to improve. Maintaining and sustaining a website dedicated to election administration news plays an integral role in supporting the efficacy and transparency of the field.

At Democracy Fund, we believe that Americans deserve modern, voter-centric elections as a part of a responsive political system. As a grantmaker, this means investing in other organizations, projects, and platforms that support the spread of good information and foster dialogue. At times, it can also mean developing and creating our own internal efforts. In that spirit, we are excited to welcome as a Democracy Fund project. Read more about the project on our blog.

How to Get Involved

  1. Read the latest in the daily news updates and browse archived stories from 2007 to present.
  2. Take a deeper dive by scrolling through the comprehensive library of reports, including subjects from as early as 2001.
  3. Sign up for the electionlineWeekly newsletter.
  4. Follow @electionline on Twitter.

Total Commitment

2013: $50,000 over two years. 2015: $100,000 over one year.