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

GovLab NYU

GovLab, a program within the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University, works to strengthen the ability of institutions and people to work more openly, collaboratively, effectively and legitimately to make better decisions and solve public problems.


This grant will highlight and develop new methods that congressional offices can use to increase citizen voice in the legislative process by educating members and staff on cutting-edge techniques they can utilize with off-the-shelf, open-source software and computing technology. GovLab will provide practical suggestions for adopting techniques and tools used by foreign parliaments and municipal governments around the world to Congress that have increased citizens’ role in policy making, thereby building public trust.

Total Commitment

2018: $151,800.00 up to one year.