New Venture Fund

For OER Advocacy Through Campus Libraries

  • Amount
    $693,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/16/2015
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, housed in the New Venture Fund, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to improve society by creating a more open system for scholarly communication. The group’s Open Education program seeks to expand innovative use of OER and mainstream its adoption by engaging academic libraries on campus and conducting collaborative policy advocacy in Washington, D.C. The group’s activities will increase leadership capacity for OER in government and higher education and will enhance the capacity of an anchor institution in the area of OER advocacy.
About the Grantee
Address
1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036
Grants to this Grantee
for the Oakland Fund for Public Innovation  
The mission of the Oakland Fund for Public Innovation (OFPI), a project housed at the New Venture Fund, is to engage public- and private-sector partners to innovate, test, and scale ideas that will enhance and help improve the city of Oakland. This fund is strategically positioned to leverage the resources and strengths of the public and private sectors to support city priorities. The Hewlett Foundation’s support will help OFPI tackle some of Oakland’s most complex issues of income inequality, housing, employment, and racial equity, with a focus on the most vulnerable communities in the city.
for the Zero Now Fund  
The Zero Now Fund incubates state, city, and corporate campaigns to rapidly accelerate transport electrification. This grant supports (a) a campaign to accelerate electric urban freight delivery in U.S. cities, (b) campaigns for key companies to support the transition to 100% electric transport, and (c) campaigns to secure key U.S. states to commit to 100% vehicle electrification by 2030. This grant is a long-running part of our strategy to accelerate the share of electric vehicles in the U.S. in order to decarbonize transportation. (Substrategy: Electrification)

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