A functioning, representative democracy that works for everybody serves as an essential foundation to advancing and protecting human and civil rights. Democracy is the pathway to achieving rights and justice for communities who have been excluded from shaping their own societies, and the road to achieving dignity for every individual. This is true for democracy as a system of government itself, as well as its norms and institutions – internationally and here in the United States, at both the highest and most local levels of government.
Piper Fund, our longest-tenured program, is a donor collaborative that gives a stronger voice to disenfranchised communities and defends democratic ideals and institutions. We collaborate with funders and movement leaders to build community power and create a healthy democracy that protects fundamental rights for all individuals.
Piper Fund runs three grantmaking initiatives:
- Money in Politics Reform,
- Judicial Independence, and
- Protecting the Right to Protest