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


ThinkTennessee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to empowering leaders from across Tennessee and both sides of the aisle to take actions on pragmatic ideas that move the state forward.


Tennessee’s elections face many challenges, including inefficient and outdated processes, low levels of civic participation, and declining trust. Tennessee ranks 40th in voter registration and 50th in voter turnout nationally.

To address these challenges, ThinkTennessee will conduct policy research and analysis around election modernization, raise the public’s and government officials’ awareness through strategic outreach, and build a coalition of diverse partners with representation from business, agriculture, and veterans.

DemocracyFund is proud to support ThinkTennessee as it develops, and advocates for, systemic evidence-based modernization policy solutions that receive public and bipartisan support.

Total Commitment

$90,739 in 2018