Democracy is worth the fight.

We equip people and communities with the tools they need to take their fights for democracy to the courts and beyond. And, we do it free of charge.

Can you make a one-time or monthly donation to power our fights for democracy all across the country? 

Democracy Forward Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Gifts to Democracy Forward Foundation are fully tax-deductible. No goods or services are provided in exchange for gifts.


Our winning strategy

The courts are now a frontline in the battleground for democracy, not merely the last resort protectors of it.

The majority of the American people believe in the promise and potential of democracy. But extreme, anti-democratic movements seek to wield political power and roll back our rights. At this critical moment, we must leverage our collective power to stop the law from being used in regressive ways and to build for a better future.


Actions filed to hold bad actors' feet to the fire

We defend positive policies from right-wing attacks in the courts.


States where we’ve made a difference

We work at all levels to counter negative trends and support positive change.


Clients and partners engaged

We advance progressive legal theory through coordinated partner engagement.