Why We Invested
Democracy Fund is a proud member of PACE. We are supporting a joint fund for faith-based civic engagement to support innovative engagement models that help Americans overcome polarization. The pooled funding program will engage faith leaders and faith communities, builds bridges across lines of difference, and supports faith-based civic engagement efforts to overcome polarization.
We recognize democracy as encompassing the breadth of civic life, including individuals’ participation in both the process of ensuring representative government and the practice of self-governance. This initiative explores how engagement in civic life can contribute to peoples’ faith in democracy as a system, as well as the ways faith influences how people contribute to civil society. The goal of the joint fund is to inspire engagement by people and communities of faith in supporting the well-being of democracy, and to consider the ways in which faith can serve to ease divisions that plague our political, civic and social processes.