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Democracy Fund


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

Democracy Fund

1333 New Hampshire Ave., Ste. 730

Washington, DC United States 20036

Telephone: (202) 420-7900


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $24,903,550

Total giving: $4,518,675




Established in 2011 - The fund was founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar as an initiative of the Omidyar Network. In 2014, the fund became an independent private foundation.

Purpose and Activities

The organization aims to invests in organizations that are working to ensure that our political system is responsive to the public and able are able to meet the greatest challenges facing our nation.

Fields of Interest

  • Civic participation
  • Democracy
  • Human services
  • Public administration
  • Public affairs
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $24,903,550 (market value)

Gifts received: $30,707,113

Expenditures: $7,630,284

Total giving: $4,518,675

Qualifying distributions: $5,466,956