Democracy, Rights, and Governance Initiative

We seek to advance a thriving, resilient, pro-equity U.S. democracy.

A stronger U.S. democracy is essential, both as an accelerant to making progress toward a more just and equitable world and as a stabilizing force to ensure enduring solutions.

While we have long used the levers of democracy to advance the public good, we are also committed to strengthening the system itself.

We work with a diverse set of grantees and partners to address the root causes of current democratic dysfunction, to create a truly inclusive U.S. democracy capable of enduring well into the future. These efforts include supporting healthy civic engagement; repairing our country’s social fabric; and advancing effective governance and bolstering faith in the institutions of government.