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

The Brookings Institution: Lawfare

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization conducting in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national, and global level. Lawfare, a blog and project of the Brooking Institution’s Governance Studies Program, facilitates research and robust analysis of national security issues.


This grant to the Brookings Institution supports its Lawfare project, a blog dedicated to elevating the discourse on issues of democracy, national security, and the rule of law. Started in 2010, Lawfare has become an influential platform for nonpartisan research and analysis of government policies and legal maneuvers in the areas of rule of law and national security. It is a widely used resource for journalists, government officials, and other nonprofits. Lawfare provides daily coverage on national security and rule of law issues, files impactful FOIAs aimed at increasing transparency of government decision-making, and provides in-depth scholarship on the role of Congress in crafting policy.


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Total Commitment

2019: $400,000 over 2 years 2017: Up to $200,000 over 2 years.