The Endowment is guided by the belief that freedom is a universal human aspiration that can be realized through the development of democratic institutions, procedures, and values. Democracy cannot be achieved through a single election and need not be based upon the model of the United States or any other particular country.
The Journal of Democracy is the world’s leading publication on the theory and practice of democracy. Since its first appearance in 1990, it has engaged both activists and intellectuals in critical discussions of the problems of and prospects for democracy around the world. Today, the Journal is at the center of debate on the major social, political, and cultural challenges that confront emerging and established democracies alike.
The Civic Space Institute (CSI) was incorporated on November 24, 2014 and it is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. CSI provides an eLearning program that is open to CSO activists, executives, staff, practitioners, volunteers, and individuals.
ICNL works with governments, civil society organizations, and the international community in more than 100 countries to improve the legal environment for civil society, philanthropy, and public participation around the world.
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is an international NGO that advocates for better access to justice and promotes access to information in Commonwealth countries.
CEJIL works to defend people whose rights have been infringed in order to change and improve the pressing realities of those who live it. CEJIL prioritizes those who are most at risk – such as human rights defenders, children, and women.
The mission of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford’s Center for Democracy Development and the Rule of Law is to inspire policy and governance innovations that reinforce democratic values, universal human rights, and the rule of law in the digital realm. Its purpose is to serve as a collaboration hub for the development of norms, guidelines, and laws that enhance freedom, security, and trust in the global digital ecosystem.
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society.
Affiliated Regional/Thematic Network(s):
Free Enterprise & Democracy Network.
The Foundation supports democracy promotion and the world movement for democracy and the world youth movement for democracy.