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
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1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036
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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