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Fund for Democratic Communities (1997–projected: 2020)

Total Assets (2012): $7,957,284

Total Assets (2013): $9,263,393[1]

Total Giving (2012): $226,096

Total Giving (2013): $728,924

Prominent Grants:$60,000 to Project South-Institution for general operating support in the elimination of poverty and genocide. $8,610 to Faith in Action, Greensboro, NC, for general operating support. $1,470 to Interactive Resource Center, Greensboro, NC.

Summary: The Fund for Democratic Communities (F4DC), a Greensboro, North Carolina-based private foundation, supports community-based initiatives and institutions that foster authentic democracy to make communities better places to live. F4DC makes grants to groups that engage in participatory democracy to further their social change objectives; convenes groups and individuals committed to social and economic justice through deepening democratic practice; conducts research; and produces materials to nurture the growth of authentic democracy. To make the maximum impact, the Fund’s founders made the decision to spend-down within a 10-year window. The Fund will close out in 2020.