Protect Our Democracy

A new grantmaking fund at WDN

Protect Our Democracy, a compelling new collective giving opportunity with WDN.

A number of WDN members have told us that protecting democracy is their number one concern in 2022. Several members have now proposed -- and the WDN Board has approved -- a special additional fund at WDN. This new project, Protect Our Democracy, will complement the work now taking place in our Participation & Representation Impact Collective, as well as in our 501(c)(4) sister organization, WDN Action.

This new stand-alone project will have only one focus: to defend our electoral processes including Elections, Legal Protections, Disinformation, and Messaging. The immediate goal will be to raise and grant at least $1.5 million to organizations focused on the PROTECTION of our democracy, as distinguished from ENGAGEMENT with it, while raising awareness of the dire state of our democracy and ways we can help to preserve and strengthen it.

WDN has committed $500K in matching funds from its Special Opportunities Fund to match new contributions made directly to this project.

We hope you'll join us. You may contribute securely online here, or by check payable to WDN (Memo: Protect Our Democracy) mailed to PO Box 2930, San Francisco, CA 94126. If you'd prefer to contribute with stock or a wire transfer, please email WDN's Accounting & Grants Manager Lisa Hardy at Contributions to Protect Our Democracy are 501(c)(3) tax-deductible contributions.