About the DA

The Democracy Alliance, founded in 2005, is a preeminent network of donors dedicated to building the progressive movement in the United States. We play a leading role in fostering the infrastructure necessary to advance a progressive agenda for America. We invest in every aspect of progressive power-building—from policy making to organizing grassroots communities to winning state and national issue and electoral campaigns. We address the most pressing challenges of our day through investments grounded in a shared set of values, namely that we work to build and support a fair democracy, an inclusive economy, a safe and sustainable planet, and an equitable and just nation.

For over 15 years, the Democracy Alliance has helped to raise significant resources to promote progressive ideas, impact media coverage, develop new leadership, create sophisticated civic engagement strategies, and engage young people and communities of color. In our collaborative giving strategy, an informed and engaged body of donors comes together to aggregate resources for focused investment, for which we have marshaled over $100 million per year.

Building on our record of success in helping progressive organizations grow and connect, our current investment strategy sustains support to critical national infrastructure and deepens our reach into the states. At a time when nearly every democratic institution of our country and collective values as a nation are under attack, the need for a more powerful and cohesive progressive community has never been greater. When these efforts to strengthen and sustain state-level grassroots organizing and elevate the leadership and capacity of communities in the New American Majority—particularly people of color, LGBTQ individuals, women, and young people, are well-resourced and coordinated, year-in and year-out, progressives win.

Our Strategy