Fund Revises its Democratic Practice Program Guidelines
In considering the specific challenges and opportunities facing today’s democracy and democratic engagement in the United States, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has revised the program guidelines for its Democratic Practice–United States portfolio. The revised guidelines recognize that the goal of advancing a vital and inclusive U.S. democracy is both to improve democratic systems and to enable U.S. citizens and residents to leverage these systems to advance social, racial, and economic justice. The Fund will continue to support grantmaking toward structural reforms intended to eliminate the outsized influence over public policy by large political donors, reform election systems, and protect voting rights. Additionally, the Fund will explore supporting innovations in American democratic practices that promote more effective organizing efforts and improve the ability of underrepresented populations to meaningfully influence public policy.