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.
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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), a fiscally sponsored project of New Venture Fund, is a nonprofit advocacy group that supports systems for research and education that are open by default and equitable by design. With this grant, SPARC will continue to advance open education by building capacity through libraries, promoting structural change in policy and the marketplace, and supporting strategic collaboration. The outcome will be greater opportunities for the use of open educational resources and practices in North American higher education, which will enable more equitable and effective educational experiences for students. (Substrategy: Sustainable Systems)
for Project Unloaded
This grant supports Project Unloaded, a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund. The mission of Project Unloaded is to create a new cultural narrative that guns make us less safe. Through creative and cultural campaigns, Project Unloaded establishes safe spaces for open conversations about guns and provides accurate information about gun safety to inspire the next generation to choose on their own terms not to own and use guns. Grant funds would support Project Unloaded’s social media campaigns to reach teens throughout the U.S. Funding would also support youth engagement via Project Unloaded’s community partner program and national youth council.