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Democracy 21 Education Fund

Washington, D.C.
www.democracy21.org

Democracy 21 Education Fund was awarded $800,000 between 2012 and 2016, including 3 grants in American Democracy.

$300,000

2016 • 2 years • American Democracy

Democracy 21 Education Fund (Democracy 21) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to combat the influence of money in politics. Democracy 21 defends the constitutionality of constructive campaign finance laws in court, monitors regulatory agencies charged with enforcing these laws, and helps the public understand the rapidly changing landscape of money in politics through communications. Democracy 21 also explores 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. It is working towards building the public case law for a future judicial reversal of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. A MacArthur grant will support general operations.

$300,000

2014 • 2 years • American Democracy

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.

$200,000

2012 • 2 years • American Democracy

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.

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