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

Media Democracy Fund: Unicorn Fund

Media Democracy Fund, a project of New Venture Fund, works with foundations, companies, philanthropic advisors, and individual donors to award grants that protect the public’s rights in the digital age.

Why We Invested

The Unicorn Fund administered by Media Democracy Fund is an award to support talented, visionary grassroots leaders, including journalists, who are facing outsized online harassment, threats, and attacks that undermine their safety, security and emotional well-being. Through the identification, support, and celebration of Unicorns, the Fund inspires others to take a stand and exercise courage, persistence and a bold vision that advances equity and justice and disrupts divisive toxic narratives. Democracy Fund is supporting increased resources for individuals in order to ensure that independent journalists can continue to produce critical news and information for a healthy democracy.

Total Commitment

2019: $100,000