Gaia Fund values the democratic principles that govern and guide our country's
political process: fair elections, representation for all, and equal opportunity
for political participation. Preserving these principles is a Gaia Fund priority.
The disproportionate influence of corporate and individual wealth in American politics poses a threat
to those principles and our representative democracy. With this in mind, the Fund supports
programs that offer solutions to this threat, preserving a "one person, one vote" system that allows
every voice to be heard equally.
Gaia Fund considers requests for initiatives that promote:
The geographic focus is national, but the Fund may, on occasion, consider
local or state programs operating in California. State or local programs
operating outside of California are rarely considered.
- small donor and public financing of political campaigns;
- full disclosure of the sources of money in political campaigns and reasonable limits on
campaign contributions and expenditures; and
- renewal of Constitutional values that support rather than undermine political equality and
that protect the Constitutional rights of human beings rather than empowering corporations
with human rights.