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

Lenfest Institute: First Draft News

First Draft News, fiscally sponsored by the Lenfest Institute, is a global non-profit that supports journalists, academics and technologists working to address challenges relating to trust and truth in the digital age.

Why We Invested

First Draft is working to make journalism and society more resilient against manipulative tactics. They are building a nationwide network of journalists skilled in digital investigations and real-time coordinated defense strategies to mitigate the threat and harm of strategic disinformation.‚Äč

They accomplish this using a global verification and collaborative investigation network via their CrossCheck International initiative. Their work is further supported by partnering with an expanding community to conduct innovative and experimental research projects, while they continuously develop online and offline training designed to expand and embed best practices in newsrooms and journalism schools around the world.

Total Commitment

2019: $300,000