This grant would support the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), a coalition of think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and individuals focused on reforming U.S. foreign assistance policies. The Hewlett Foundation has supported MFAN since 2007 during which time the coalition has become recognized as a steadfast voice for foreign aid reform among policy makers, thinkers, journalists, and the broad U.S. development community. MFAN is entering a new phase in the next two years with fresh leadership and a more focused agenda. The coalition would undertake a program of convening, policy development, and advocacy aimed at increasing transparency, accountability, and learning in U.S. foreign assistance, and broadening country ownership of foreign aid, including making U.S. assistance more responsive to the people and governments of developing countries.
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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.