• "Across the world, this institution, the National Endowment for Democracy, is living up to the founding vision set for it three decades ago by my idol, Ronald Reagan. "

    John McCain, U.S. Senator

  • "There is, frankly, not a period of time where this organization’s work and focus and mission is more important."

    Steny Hoyer, U.S. Congressman

  • "The National Endowment for Democracy is more than bipartisan; it's a genuine partnership of Republicans and Democrats, of labor and business, conservatives and liberals, and of the executive and legislative branches of the government."

    President Ronald Reagan



The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.

""It's moving to see people out there who are dedicated to democracy in their countries and willing to sometimes take great risks for it.""

Amb. Princeton Lyman reflects on NED's work, along with Stephen Sestanovich and Will Marshall