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

Women’s Congressional Policy Institute

Women's Congressional Policy Institute is an established and trusted bipartisan partner of women Members and their staff. Its mission is to bring women policymakers together to work across party lines on issues of importance to women and their families.

​Why We Invested

The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute Women Chiefs of Staff Program seeks to improve the ability of Congress to function by fostering stronger bipartisan relationships among women chiefs of staff. Through monthly meetings and activities, including social events, professional development, and charitable projects, they are working to address the current dysfunction in Congress.

Democracy Fund believes that the lack of personal relationships among Members and congressional staff leads to hyperpartisan divides, making it easier to view the other party as the enemy. The development of a new generation of women leaders in public service is a vital way to effect change and restore an effective democracy.

Total Commitment

2019: $100,000 2017: Up to $260,000 over two years. 2015: Up to $260,000 over two years.