New Venture Fund

For Research On Gun Violence Prevention

  • Amount
    $250,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/13/2015
  • Term
    16 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The Joyce Foundation, with support from New Venture Fund, recently established the Fund for a Safer Future aimed at collaboratively supporting research and developing strategies to reduce U.S. gun violence. Since the mid-1990s, U.S. government-sponsored research on gun violence has been effectively banned. The lack of empirical evidence—on issues ranging from risk factors for gun violence, to the efficacy of proposed federal and state policies, to gun dealer behavior—hampers efforts at reducing gun violence. With this grant, New Venture Fund, with strategic oversight from the Joyce Foundation and other experts, will fund additional studies aimed at improving the evidence base to help understand the sources of and, eventually, to reduce U.S. gun violence.
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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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