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

Spaceship Media: Spaceship Local

Spaceship Media launched in 2016 with a mission to reduce polarization, build communities, and restore trust in journalism. Spaceship Local is a new initiative to provide reporting and information to local communities to support respectful, fact-based conversations about divisive issues.

Why We Invested

Spaceship Media is partnering with community members and civic organizations in Douglas, Arizona, to host community dialogues that identify news and information needs, foster engagement across social and political divides, and produce audience-centered, representative reporting. Spaceship Local in Douglas is a pilot program to employ the dialogue journalism model of engagement to rebuild trust in local news.

Total Commitment

2019: $100,000