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

Jefferson Center for a New Democratic Process: Your Voice Ohio Project

The Jefferson Center is a nonpartisan organization working to strengthen democracy by advancing informed, citizen-developed solutions to challenging public issues, cultivating creative partnerships and pursuing high-impact organizing to ultimately help decision makers and the public work together effectively.

Why We Invested

This grant will support the Your Voice Ohio Project to test, evaluate, and refine sustainable methods for engaging and serving communities through better participatory journalism. The Jefferson Center for a New Democratic Process will explore the complementary roles of public deliberation, community organizing, digital engagement, and new journalistic approaches in helping community based journalism thrive. In an effort to build the foundation for more effective and responsive models of journalism, this project will explore and evaluate how new approaches can support journalists in their efforts to not only better understand their communities, but also begin the process of rebuilding relationships of trust.

How You Can Get Involved

1. Receive updates from the Jefferson Center by signing up for their newsletter.

2. Make a donation to support the Jefferson Center’s work.

Total Commitment

2017: Up to $250,000 over two years.