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

OpenNews Local Coder Cohort

OpenNews, a fiscally sponsored project of Community Partners, connects a network of developers, designers, journalists and editors to collaborate on open technologies and processes within journalism. As part of their work, they create and support a cohort of a community of peers working, learning, and solving problems in technology for local newsrooms.


OpenNews is creating a stronger, more representative news ecosystem that journalism needs to thrive. They do this by building spaces in-person and online that support and connect changemakers and journalists working in technology. OpenNews’ Local Coder Cohort connects local journalists in newsrooms outside of the New York-Washington, DC corridor. Their work includes hosting convenings online and off, organizing peer mentorship programs, and fact-gathering about the needs of the community.

Want to learn more? Visit their website or subscribe to Open News for updates on their work.

Total Commitment

2019: $275,000 over two years 2018: $150,000