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.

WHY WE INVESTED

As rhetoric against Muslim-Americans continues to deteriorate in the United States, one particular group, composed of some of the most courageous members of our society, is taking a stand. Vets for American Ideals (VFAI) is working towards rallying support amongst its chapters of veterans to speak out against anti-Muslim rhetoric and work to protect communities facing threats, particularly the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities.

With the help of our grant, VFAI will seek to identify and empower high-potential veteran leaders, build their skills through individual coaching and organized trainings, and connecting them with a network of other leaders in order to build relationships around a shared mission. VFAI members will also continue to develop alliances and collaborate on activities with diverse groups in their home communities, such as with refugee resettlement agencies, other veteran service organizations, interfaith and religious coalitions, and MASA (?) advocacy groups.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

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

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

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