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 Trust Project

The Trust Project, a fiscally sponsored project of New Venture Fund, develops tools and technologies that make it easy for both the public and news distribution platforms to identify quality news out of the chaos online.

Why We Invested

The Trust Project explores how journalism can stand out from the chaotic crowd and signal its trustworthiness. This grant will support the Trust Project as they continue to grow their team, their relationships with newsrooms and communities, and their unique technologies that help the public determine what is quality news. The Trust Project’s research brings together news consumers, newsrooms and tech companies to work collaboratively to support and encourage more trustworthy journalism. Trust in the public square is critical to a nation that aims to be guided and governed by engaged and informed citizens. The Trust Project helps to put people at the heart of how newsrooms and social media platforms rethink their role in supporting democracy.

Total Commitment

2018: $600,000 over 2 years 2017: Up to 85,000 over one year.