New Venture Fund

For Support Of Demand Progress Education Fund - First Branch Center

  • Amount
    $125,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/13/2020
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
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.
About the Grantee
Address
1828 L Street NW, Suite 300 – A, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
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