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

Human Rights First: Vets for American Ideals

Veterans for American Ideals (VFAI), a project of Human Rights First, is a nonpartisan organization composed of veterans who share the belief that America is strongest when its policies and actions match its ideals.


Vets for American Ideals (VFAI) organizes military leaders and veterans to speak out against anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric to support and protect communities facing threats.

We believe the United States is an inclusive nation and at its best when it embraces diversity and champions human rights. This project will address the recent rise in Islamophobia, xenophobia, and subsequent divisive rhetoric in the United States. VFAI is uniquely suited to engage military leaders and veterans to participate in this discourse and encourage meaningful change.


1. On Twitter, follow @Vets4AmerIdeals.

2. Sign up for their newsletters to follow their latest updates here.

3. Like them on Facebook here.

Total Commitment

2018: $150,000 over 1 year 2017: Up to $150,000 over 1 year.