Type of Support
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.
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Communities for Just Schools Fund to fund education organizing
The Communities for Just Schools Fund is a national donor collaborative that brings together the resources of philanthropy with the power of grassroots organizing to ensure that all schools welcome students and nurture their full potential. This grant will be used to fund education organizing; build the capacity of the fund’s grantee partners; and connect their partners with philanthropy, policy, research, and advocacy communities. (Substrategy: Student & Community Voice)
for Powering a New Economy Fund
This grant for the Powering a New Economy Fund supports its work to drive the turn toward a new, more inclusive and sustainable economic paradigm. The fund supports state and locally based coalitions and grassroots organizations working to transform the political economy in cities and states.