Grantee Profile

Democracy 21 Education Fund

Grants to Democracy 21 Education Fund

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democracy 21 Education Fund is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to combat the influence of money in politics by defending the constitutionality of constructive campaign finance laws in court, supporting proactive reform litigation that would reform the campaign finance system, monitoring regulatory agencies charged with enforcing these laws, and helping the public understand the rapidly changing landscape of money in politics. Democracy 21 Education Fund also pursues new ways to use the Internet and social media to increase the role of citizens in financing U.S. elections through small contributions matched by public funds.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Democracy 21 Education Fund is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to reduce the role of money in politics through defending the constitutionality of campaign finance laws, ensuring that regulatory bodies are enforcing these laws, and educating the public about the rapidly changing landscape of money in politics issues. It conducts public education, media outreach, research, and litigation. It monitors public policies and their enforcement, develops policy proposals, and coordinates coalitions. This grant will provide general support.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Democracy 21 Education Fund $500,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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