Strengthening Democracy

The work to strengthen our democracy continues. These resources will help you find your role in this essential work and connect you with vetted organizations in this space. [Note: Organizations are sourced through trusted partners and networks that align with our core tenets. Read our vetting criteria.]

Power Building in Communities

When communities of color have a voice, power, and leadership roles, they can dismantle the systems that have led to inequity. Learn how you can support power building.

Access to Voting

The right to vote in local, state, and national elections is a vital piece of our democracy. If more people vote, our systems can better serve communities across the country. Learn more about efforts and organizations that are working to streamline and modernize our election system.

Get Out the Vote

As our country becomes more diverse, philanthropy has an opportunity to support efforts to ensure groups historically underrepresented in the electorate show up to vote. Learn about organizations that are addressing this issue.

Civic Engagement

The picture of a strong democracy includes fair processes and empowered citizens, among other things. To ensure we have these components, organizations around the country are working on efforts to support everything from increased civic engagement to youth advocacy. Connect with them here.

Media

A free press -- and informed and engaged citizens -- are crucial to a healthy democracy. How can we ensure our newsrooms, which are facing budget cuts, look like the communities they serve and rebuild Americans' trust? We're sharing resources here to help strengthen the fourth estate.