New Venture Fund
For Support Of Demand Progress Education Fund - First Branch Center
Type of SupportProject
The Demand Progress Education Fund, a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund, focuses on informing the public about our democratic institutions, including the ability of the legislative branch to properly function. This grant funds the First Branch Center at the fund, which studies how Congress operates, with a particular focus on the institutional incentives and structures that drive the legislative branch. The First Branch Center publishes research, analysis, and data as part of the First Branch Forecast website, which includes a weekly newsletter that closely follows the crucial but often overlooked aspects of how the legislative system operates and timely articles and data resources on those topics.
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for the SumOfUs
The Hub Education and Engagement Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit that hosts and incubates a wide range of charitable projects, in conservation, education, global health, and other areas. The fund will undertake the SumOfUs project, which aims to advance a race-conscious economic narrative to replace the zero-sum paradigm that undergirds so many neoliberal policy debates. The project will amplify the core concepts from the 2021 book by Heather McGhee, “The Sum of Us,” marshalling evidence of racism’s role in the rise of neoliberalism and inequality, while promoting solutions for broad-based prosperity. The grant supports multimedia content creation, strategic communications, virtual convenings, research, advising and program support, and administration. Broader understanding of the intersections of race and class will improve policy design and help to provide a new common sense within the field of economic justice experts and advocates.
for the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Fund
The Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) has grown to 48 institutions, helping to define and develop the PIT ecosystem within academia. In order to support its mission, PIT-UN established the PIT-UN Challenge Fund, which is fiscally sponsored by New Venture Fund. Through the creation of courses and educational programming, PIT-UN offers career pathway models for practitioners-in-training, supports faculty in their efforts to ensure that PIT is recognized and respected as a discipline, and invests $7.8 million in supporting projects that are building a skilled and diverse pipeline of PIT practitioners. This grant provides general support for the PIT-UN Fund.