Strengthening and Protecting Democracy: Why Foundations Must Engage

Maine Democracy Collaborative

Room: York Room

A panel of both funders and grantees will discuss how foundations and philanthropic individuals can use their resources to help protect and expand American democracy. Indeed, there is an urgent need for funders to recognize the important role they must play in expanding civic engagement and access to our democratic institutions.  Whatever a funder's priorities are, protecting and expanding democracy must be on the list.  Without democracy, all that we care about will suffer.


  • Safiya Khalid, Community Organizing Alliance
  • Megan Shore, Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
  • Will Ikard, Maine Voices Network
  • Katie Mae Simpson, Maine Democracy Collaborative
Date & Time: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 10:30am EDT