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

Free Press: Change the Terms

Free Press believes that positive social change, racial justice and meaningful engagement in public life require equitable access to technology, diverse and independent ownership of media platforms, and journalism that holds leaders accountable and tells people what’s actually happening in their communities.

​Why We Invested

While a free and open internet creates immense social value, it can also be used to engage in hateful activities and to do so at a large scale. Free Press is working to create a new deal for the digital age with a focus on racial and gender equity. To accomplish this, they co-founded and co-lead Change the Terms, a coalition of civil rights, human rights, technology policy, and consumer protection organizations that believe tech companies need to do more to combat hateful conduct on their platforms.

Bigotry in any form undermines our democracy, and Democracy Fund is proud to support Free Press and the Change the Terms campaign to protect the right of every person to safely participate in public dialogue - both in person and online.

Total Commitment

2019: $100,000