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


Founded in 2009 by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, iCivics is a non-partisan organization working to reimagine civic education and empower teachers with effective and engaging resources to help develop the next generation of citizens.

Why We Invested:

These grants will support three projects being coordinated by iCivics in 2018. The first will support a strategic plan to coordinate efforts between presidential sites and foundations and the National Archives Foundation, led by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. The second will support development of a shared strategic plan between iCivics and several congressional study sites, led by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. The last will fund a plan for collaboration between congressional sites, presidential sites, and iCivics, resulting in a shared strategic plan between these organizations, including planning for collaborative activities, a summary of the assessment of required program enhancements, and an outline of next steps required for program scaling.

Total Commitment

2018: Project grant for up to $75,000; Project grant for up to $100,000; Project grant for up to $100,000