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Our Priorities
Supporting Democratic Values

The Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust supports organizations that work to foster and protect the values that underlie democratic institutions and societies, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press, free and fair elections, human rights, and an informed, educated citizenry.

 

 

 

Featured Grantees

Newseum

Newseum

The Newseum, whose goal is to increase public knowledge around the importance of the First Amendment and a free press, created an awareness campaign to help social-media users spot media manipulation on Facebook. Partnering directly with Facebook, these tips were curated as advertisements to sensitize the public to media manipulation prior to the 2018 midterm elections. Learn more about “Can’t Dupe Me” here.

Newseum
Politifact

Politifact

Politifact is an independent, non-partisan research organization that monitors the political speech of elected officials and campaigns to check for accuracy. They work to ensure that all politicians and candidates for office are held accountable by reporting on false or misleading statements.

Politifact
MisInfoCon

MisInfoCon

MisInfoCon is a global movement that creates technology-minded solutions to reduce online misinformation in all of its forms.  MisInfoCon brings together participants from different backgrounds to work on tools for fact checking and verification with the goal of strengthening the trustworthiness of information at every level of the media ecosystem.

MisInfoCon