Why We Invested
The National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) is dedicated to addressing political dysfunction in American democracy by promoting respectful and civil discourse across the nation’s political divisions. It is one of the nation’s leading organizations supporting more constructive politics in the United States. Through its trainings with legislators and outreach to everyday Americans, NICD is creating space for issues-based conversations and finding common ground in the United States. Democracy Fund supports its work as part of our efforts to create a more inclusive, pluralistic, civil America.
Additional grants to NICD include up to $800,000 over two years in 2011 and up to $500,000 over one year in 2014.
How You Can Get Involved
Subscribe to the Institute’s newsletter to learn more about their programs. During the mid-term campaign season, you can also view their “Respect or Reject” website, where you can rank political campaign ads for their civility: www.respectorreject.com.