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

MediaJustice: Change the Terms - Reducing Hate Online

MediaJustice advances communication rights, access, and power for communities harmed by persistent dehumanization, discrimination and disadvantage. They envision a future where everyone has sustained and universal access to open and democratic media and technology platforms; a future in which we are all connected, represented and free.

​Why We Invested

MediaJustice (formerly Center for Media Justice) is building a coalition to Change the Terms of social media platforms: addressing hateful activities, including harassment and threats, against people of color and women - speech that is not protected under the first amendment.

The campaign to Change the Terms challenges platforms to take responsibility for their role as stewards of the digital public square. By raising public awareness, greater pressure can be placed on digital platforms to implement better policies and practices.

Bigotry in any form undermines our democracy, and Democracy Fund is proud to support MediaJustice and the Change the Terms campaign to protect the right of every person to safely participate in public dialogue - both in person and online.

Total Commitment

2019: $100,000