Effective Democracy


Gaia Fund believes that an effective democracy depends on a fully engaged electorate that regularly exercises its right to vote, that does so without constraints or impediments, and that is confident that every vote and voice holds equal weight in the political process.

Recognizing this, the Fund supports initiatives that work to:

  • Increase voter turnout, especially for low-propensity-voting segments of the population.
  • Protect and promote voting rights and security of the electoral process.
  • Promote fair and representative electoral maps.
  • Minimize the influence of money in politics.

Gaia Fund prioritizes funding for programs with a national scope. It may on occasion consider local or statewide programs specific to California. The Fund does not support efforts related to reforming the judicial system or media and journalism.