Democratic Governance

Credit: Fundacion Pro Bono Chile

A lawyer with Fundacion Pro Bono Chile providing free legal services to victims of an earthquake.  Credit: Fundacion Pro Bono Chile


Note: The Foundation is currently conducting a strategic review of this program area, but in the interim will continue funding the most promising projects according to the following parameters.

With these grants, the Foundation has aimed to create conditions for equitable economic growth by strengthening the institutions for democratic governance, particularly those related to public security and access to justice.

The Foundation recognizes that the rule of law is a basic prerequisite to ensuring sustainability of democratic institutions and stable economies that benefit all.

Successful applicants will seek to strengthen the capacity of institutions responsible for providing justice, security, and wellbeing.  For example, these can include programs that seek to reform and/or modernize the judiciary and other public security agencies, or that increase access to justice for disadvantaged and underserved populations.

View a selection of recent Democratic Governance grants