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 Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) project
The Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Challenge Fund is a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund. The PIT-UN Challenge Fund project is aimed at building a foundation of public interest technology by supporting universities’ efforts to develop new programs in this area. Such programs can train graduates for careers in public, private, or nonprofit technology work and mix the skills that are vital for successful technology project research, development, and implementation. This multi-funder project is to support the development of Public Interest Technology programs within academia.
for the Climate Equity Communications Accelerator Program
The New Venture Fund is the fiscal sponsor for the Climate Equity Communications Accelerator Program. The Climate Equity Communications Accelerator will strengthen the communications capacity of nonprofit climate justice organizations and the broader climate justice field by integrating robust communications and narrative strategies into organizations, coalitions, and policy campaigns in target states.
for the Moving Beyond Oil Fund project
The grant will help New Venture Fund launch transformational campaigns to accelerate the deployment of zero-emission vehicles in the U.S. The Moving Beyond Oil Fund is meant to rapidly incubate and launch campaigns that complement the long-term efforts of grantees focused on transportation electrification in the U.S.