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

Journalism and Women Symposium

The Journalism and Women Symposium is one of the nation’s oldest networks of women journalists. Through their annual conference and regional meetings, JAWS provides support and cohort building that will result in a more equitable newsroom.


The Journalism and Women Symposium continues to be one of the few places that women journalists can turn to for training, mentorship, and perhaps most importantly, community. Their work thus far has amplified the voices of hundreds of these women as they work towards fairer, more holistic coverage—not only of women, but of society as a whole.

Democracy Fund is proud to support the Journalism and Women Symposium as they expand their regional programming and diversify their membership, furthering their mission of empowering and growing the number of women in journalism.

Total Commitment

2018: $120,000 up to two years.