New Venture Fund

For Support Of The Communities For Just Schools Fund To Fund Education Organizing

  • Amount
    $1,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    12/3/2020
  • Term
    18 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
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 to connect their partners with philanthropy, policy, research, and advocacy communities. (Strategy: K-12 Teaching and Learning)
About the Grantee
Address
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 Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund  
The New Venture Fund’s Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund supports groups in select states and cities working to transition to a clean energy future in ways that promote economic, social, and environmental justice — minimizing risks and maximizing benefits to low-income communities. The Fund’s climate equity framework addresses the need to broaden the base of support for climate action in order to accelerate the pace of change. The Fund will help organizations grow their memberships, strengthen their organizing skills, and build their capacity to advocate for strong clean energy and climate policies. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)

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