Media Democracy Fund (MDF)





Net Neutrality Advocacy Group

Project of:

New Venture Fund

Proteus Fund (formerly)

The Media Democracy Fund (MDF) is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit managed by the left-leaning consulting firm Arabella Advisors. [1] It is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the advocacy group Media Democracy Action Fund, which is a project of the 501(c)(4) nonprofit Sixteen Thirty Fund, also managed by Arabella Advisors.

MDF was created in 2006 as a project of the Proteus Fund, a left-of-center 501(c)(3) funding and fiscal sponsorship nonprofit, prior to becoming a project of the New Venture Fund. [2]


  1. “About MDF.” Media Democracy Fund. Accessed January 21, 2019. ^
  2. “About MDF.” Proteus Fund (archived page). Archived January 3, 2007. Accessed October 7, 2019. Archived here: ^
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