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

The Center for Technology and Civic Life

The Center for Technology and Civic Life is a non-partisan, non-profit that uses technology to improve the way local governments and communities interact. They provide free and low-cost resources for local election administrators so they can update the ways they use technology to communicate with voters. They also publish free, open-source civic datasets that are used in some of the most powerful tools that drive civic participation.

Why We Invested

Election administrators across the country need access to low cost training resources, data analysis, and flexible, user-friendly digital platforms that engage voters. The Center for Technology and Civic Life and it’s ELECTricity Community helps local officials leverage data to gain new insights into their operations in ways that optimize election resources and improve the voter experience. The program provides training and resources on how to use the technology to deliver the essential information voters now expect to find and receive on the web, mobile devices, and social media.

Additional Grants include 2013: Up to $50,000 over one year. 2014: $60,000 over one year. 2015: Up to $400,000 over two years.

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Total Commitment

2017: Up to $500,000 over 2 years; $40,000 over one year.