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

National League of Cities Institute: The Center for City Solutions

National League of Cities serves the interests of 19,000 cities, towns and villages in the US as well as professionals working in municipal government. The membership organization works as a resource and advocate for the nation's cities and their leaders.

Why We Invested

The Center for City Solutions is a program within the National League of Cities that cultivates knowledge, elevates innovation, and helps prepare cities for the future. The Center delivers research, best practices, technical assistance, and leadership education through its applied research group, the Rose Center for Public Leadership, the Sustainable Cities Institute, and the NLC University divisions. Through this work, the Center for City Solutions expands the capacity of city leaders to create strong local economies, vibrant neighborhoods, world-class infrastructure, and a sustainable environment.

Democracy Fund is proud to support the Center for City Solutions’ work to develop and socialize a suite of tools and best practices for mayors of U.S. cities to develop nonpartisan programs within their own cities to improve citizen engagement in civic life, including participation in elections.

Total Commitment

2019: $150,000