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


ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

​Why We Invested

Investigative journalism plays a crucial role in our political system by holding the powerful accountable and informing the public. In response to the current challenges facing American democracy, ProPublica believes that a renewed societal commitment to investigative reporting is necessary to sustain the critical role the press plays in exposing corruption. ProPublica seeks to fill this gap as a central component to the checks and balances of our democracy.

This grant is a part of a collaboration between Democracy Fund and First Look Media to support the role of a robust, free press in our democracy. Read more about this collaboration here

Total Commitment

2019: $700,000 over 2 years. 2017: Up to $3,000,000 over 2 years.