Demand Progress Education Fund


Our Mission

Demand Progress Education Fund and our two million members seek to protect the democratic character of the internet — and wield it to make government accountable and contest concentrated corporate power.

We work to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through online campaigns that organize and educate our members, focusing on issues ofcivil liberties, civil rights, and government reform.

About Us

Our deep grassroots membership and expertise allow us to quickly and effectively bring the voice of the people to Washington to influence national policy debates.

By organizing grassroots campaigns driven by smart policy insight and strategy, Demand Progress Education Fund works to achieve the most change and best outcomes possible for ordinary people.

We bring together large and diverse coalitions that transcend political lines and embrace shared values around civil liberties, civil rights, and government reform.

We focus on:

Internet freedom
From free expression and privacy to the ability to connect and organize, internet freedom is where some of the most consequential civil liberties developments of the day are unfolding.

Open government
An open and accountable government is essential for a well-functioning democracy, and smart use of technology is key to making our modern democracy work.

Money-in-politics and financial reform
Through Rootstrikers.org, we work to eliminate the corrupting influence of big money in politics and reform the financial system in order to ensure our democracy is for everyone, not a tool for wealthy interests to rig the game.


Funding

Demand Progress Education Fund is a fiscally-sponsored project of New Venture Fund, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

The following are the organizations or entities that have donated $50,000 or more in 2017 to Demand Progress Education Fund. Total contributions for Demand Progress Education Fund were $527,000.

Ford Foundation — $200,000
Democracy Fund — $100,000
Media Democracy Fund — $90,000
Arca  — $75,000
 

Our sister 501(c)4 organization is Demand Progress Action.