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

Foreign Policy Research Institute: Foreign Interference in Elections Research

The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is dedicated to producing the highest quality scholarship and nonpartisan policy analysis focused on crucial foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. We educate those who make and influence policy, as well as the public at large, through the lens of history, geography, and culture.

Why We Invested

The Foreign Influence Election 2020 project will help U.S. institutions and the public counter authoritarian disinformation and dispel domestic misinformation about foreign disinformation. Through the project, the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) will provide a standardized, consistent review and assessment of state-sponsored media outlets, the themes and messages they seek to advance in the U.S., and offer indicators of nefarious influence in social media.

Democracy Fund believes that understanding how other countries interfere in our elections through digital communications is vital in order to counter foreign influence, and to ensure a legitimate elections process that the American electorate can be confident in.

Total Commitment

2019: $100,000