New Venture Fund

For Support Of The Center For Western Priorities

  • Amount
    $1,350,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/16/2015
  • Term
    4 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
This renewal grant will continue support for the New Venture Fund’s Center for Western Priorities. The Center is a West-wide communications effort designed to educate the media, public, and decision makers about the impacts of fossil energy development on public lands. The Center builds relationships with reporters, draws from the best polling to craft persuasive messages, rapidly responds to arguments advocating for the elimination of public land protections, steadily generates reports and news, and enlists a broad array of westerners as spokespeople. The Center also works closely with conservation organizations across the West to fill gaps in communications capacities.
About the Grantee
Address
1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036
Grants to this Grantee
for the Open Education program at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition  
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), housed in the New Venture Fund, is a global coalition committed to making open the default for research and education. SPARC’s work to advance open education over the next three years will focus on empowering academic libraries, promoting competition in the marketplace, fostering structural change through policy, and facilitating inclusive community engagement with equity at the core. This grant serves the Open Education Strategy goals to develop capacity in postsecondary educational systems to leverage open education as a means to improve teaching and learning, and to build a more equitable and inclusive open education field. (Substrategy: Systems.)
for support of Trusted Elections Fund  
The Trusted Elections Fund, a project of New Venture Fund, is a pooled fund that will make grants to address election-related emergencies that threaten the integrity of our election system. The fund will support organizations fighting to ensure free and fair elections, and to protect the rule of law. Throughout 2020, the Trusted Elections Fund will make grants that focus on crisis areas that are urgent, unique to 2020, and underfunded.

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