One for Democracy Fund

The One for Democracy Fund seeks to mobilize new resources to fill critical gaps in the democratic infrastructure in the United States.

Grantee Profile

The One for Democracy Fund began when a small group of philanthropists came together to pledge 1% of their net worth to foster a strong democracy and invest in overlooked local organizations. The Fund expands voter engagement and mobilizes communities in partnership with a broad network of grassroots organizations led by people of color. The leadership of the Fund is making strategic regranting decisions in 2020 by focusing on voter engagement in critical geographies and populations, addressing the impacts of COVID-19, and applying an inclusionary racial justice lens. The Fund is challenging foundations to take the One for Democracy 1% Pledge and invest a greater share of their assets in fighting for democracy.

About Our Grants

In 2020, the Woodcock Foundation made a $350,000 grant to the One for Democracy Fund to support 501(c)(3) activities. The Woodcock Foundation has taken the One for Democracy 1% pledge, committing 1% of its assets to protecting and expanding democracy through this commitment as well as grants to other organizations engaged in related work.