Our Funders and Partners

E-Democracy thanks our generous major funders who help make inclusive online community engagement a reality. 

100% Participant Supported

E-Democracy's community forums are 100% supported by participant donations. Thank you.

Past Funders

Central Corridor Funders Collaborative

Central Corridor Funders Collaborative - Working with community groups and public agencies to encourage collaboration, investment and planning “beyond the rail".

Bush Foundation

Bush Foundation - Investing in great IDEAS and the PEOPLE who power them.

James S. and John L. Knight Foundation

James S. and John L. Knight Foundation - Funding ideas from people with the vision, tenacity, courage, know-how, and commitment to discovery to see them through.

Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation - Working with visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide.

Blandin Foundation

Blandin Foundation - Strengthening Rural Minnesota.

Minneapolis Foundation

Minneapolis Foundation - Connecting people, charitable resources and ideas to spark positive change in our community.

Saint Paul Foundation

Saint Paul Foundation - Working to preserve the Saint Paul area’s outstanding quality of life for today’s citizens and for generations to come.


Ashoka - Identifying and supporting leading social entrepreneurs.

UK Department of Communities and Local Government

UK Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (now the Department of Communities and Local Government) - Creating great places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in their area.

Star Tribune

Cowles Media (now Star Tribune) - Read by 1.4 million adults every week in print and online, Star Tribune is Minnesota's #1 local source for news, information and community events.

These funders of our work play a crucial role supporting innovation, lesson sharing, and efforts to inclusively expand the communities and people we serve.

Become a Funding Partner

We view our funders as partners where through special initiatives we find mutual opportunities to deliver result. With our volunteer-based engine and thousands of everyday participants leading at the grass roots, resources from major donors generate exponential power.

Please contact us for more information about opportunities for collaboration.