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

Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education works to drive diversity, equity and inclusion in news media and academia through training, engagement and discussion with journalists, news leaders, storytellers, and entrepreneurs.


Race, class, gender, generation, geography, and communities are all aspects that of media coverage that journalists should consider. Media and news outlet coverage play an influential role in how we shape perceptions of one another and our communities. While the field of journalism acknowledges the lack of coverage for communities of color and the distorted images that are used to represent those communities, there continues to be a void in how to solve the problem. The Maynard Institute seeks to help the nation’s news media accurately, credibly, and fairly cover all segments of communities.

With the help of our grant, The Maynard Institute will continue there strategic plan centered to help news media obtain a diverse staff and providing the public with accurate and nuanced coverage of minority communities.


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Total Commitment

2018: $900,000 over 3 years. 2016: $260,000 over eighteen months