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

Issue One: Ethics and Accountability Project

Issue One is dedicated to promoting government accountability and ethics in order to strengthen democracy and return government to the American people.


The American public lacks trust in Congress. There is a widespread perception that Members of Congress are not held accountable to the people. At the same time, there is a lack of a strong, bipartisan commitment to upholding ethics standards in government. With the help of our grant, Issue One will increase public awareness of the importance of government accountability and ethics. The project will support voices inside and outside of government calling for bi-partisan solutions, hold accountable those in government who violate ethics rule and norms, and develop a body of research about government accountability that can inform the work of Congress and policymakers.


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Total Commitment

2017: $350,000