KF News and Ideas

Ongoing Threats to Democracy

Early August brought bipartisan evidence that our major political parties are willing to erode democracy if it meets their goals. Both Democrats and Republicans are playing with fire.

WATCH: #DemocracyIs

Why are you committed to the work of democracy?

Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The Supreme Court’s action in overturning abortion rights will erode trust and fracture American democracy.

Historic Decisions: Looking Deliberatively at the Past

By Kettering program officer Joni Doherty.

Jamesian Pragmatism and the Work of Civic Renewal

As part of the Kettering Foundation’s ongoing research, our staff and allied organizations gather for monthly Dayton Days research sessions to reflect on the ideas guiding our work and to share new insights. Conceptual thinkers from outside the foundation join us to talk about their work and provoke our thinking.

How an Art-Based Discussion Can Promote Democratic Citizenship among Youth

Insights from Saya Kakim, a graduate researcher at the Kettering Foundation.

A Few Thoughts on Democracy in a Time of Fear and Violence

From Kettering Foundation president and CEO Sharon Davies

Journalists Need to Question How They Name, Frame Issues

It's time for journalists to see the role of citizens in a democracy differently.

A Few Thoughts on Democracy

Opening remarks from Kettering Foundation president and CEO Sharon Davies.

Sharon L. Davies to lead Charles F. Kettering Foundation | Former Spelman College provost, led Kirwan Institute at Ohio State

The Board of Directors of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation has chosen Sharon L. Davies, J.D., as its president and chief executive officer.