Civil Society

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A new fund for democracy and solidarity in Europe

Liberal democracies in the European Union have been under stress over the past few years, at both national and regional level. This situation prompted a group of foundations to establish a fund to support civil society and improve the public discourse. Learn more in this Alliance Analysis and Opinion piece (part of the Alliance + IssueLab Special Collection).

Explore research on the issue of civil society produced by social sector organizations working to strengthen civic participation and democracy. Topics include voting rights, election monitoring, free speech, broad-based civic engagement, and more.


This trend line represents foundation funding for research & publication in this specific issue area. Data are from grants awarded by the FC 1000, a national sample of 1,000 of the largest grantmakers by total giving.


Graph represents all funding for this issue area; the highlighted arc represents the proportion awarded explicitly for research and publication.