Democracy Fund Voice believes that hate speech, fear mongering, and rhetoric that condones political violence are dangerous for our democracy. We support organizations working to elevate the tenor and quality of public debate, and to foster more civil politics.
This study, prepared by a Republican-led group of researchers, seeks to better understand to the factors that are motivating nativism, racism, and other cultural anxieties among the American electorate.
Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant to Human Rights First in the amount of up to $200,000 to support it’s work to organize retired military leaders and other veterans to speak out against Islamophobia and promote the argument that anti-Muslim speech and policies are fundamentally un-American.
Democracy Fund Voice approved two grants to New America Foundation in the amount of up to $155,000 to explore the current state of American civic and political resilience to terrorism, and role of strategic communications in shaping public relations following acts of terror.
Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant to the Faith in Public Life Action Fund in the amount of up to $886,500 to support it’s work to engage a diverse group of faith leaders from across the political spectrum in a call to elevate the tenor and quality of public debate, and to foster more civil politics.
Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant to The Institute for Social Policy Understanding in the amount of up to $52,238 to support it’s work to convene a diverse group of leaders and experts to develop strategies to combat fear mongering against the American Muslim community.
Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant to the National Institute for Civic Discourse in the amount of up to $127,050 to support it’s Revive Civility campaign—a nationwide endeavor to lift up the tone and tenor of our politics, and demand civility in the 2016 election.
Democracy Fund Voice approved a one year grant to ReThink Media for up to $500,000 to support efforts to combat political fear mongering in our public discourse by developing and deploying new messaging strategies to respond to the escalation of anti-Muslim bigotry.