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

Faith and Politics Institute

The Faith and Politics Institute works to convene political leaders at the intersection of their moral foundation and their public service through events on Capitol Hill and pilgrimages to historic civil rights sites throughout the country. Each year, Faith and Politics Institute conducts a pilgrimage led by Representative John Lewis to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the heroic Civil Rights work of Rep. Lewis and his colleagues around the anniversary of Bloody Sunday.


The Faith & Politics Institute seeks to cultivate common ground for courage, conscience, and compassion in political life. They do this through events with members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill and through bipartisan pilgrimages to historic Civil Rights sites throughout the United States, including a pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama led by Rep. John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights movement. These events and pilgrimages help to develop leadership on Capitol Hill and to contribute to a national narrative of how to promote pluralism through moral leadership and dialogue in conflict.

Total Commitment

2019: Up to $225,000 over two years. 2016: Up to $500,000 over two years. 2018: Up to $125,000 over one year.