New Venture Fund

For Support Of The Safety Net Defense Fund

  • Amount
    $1,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    5/31/2017
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The Safety Net Defense Fund project, a collaboration among the New Venture Fund, the Center for Community Change, and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, seeks to protect key anti-poverty programs that comprise the modern safety net such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Supplemental Security Income. Further, the project intends to prevent the adoption of block grants by raising public awareness of proposals to undermine these programs.
About the Grantee
Address
1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Collaborative for Student Success  
The New Venture Fund provides fiscal sponsorship and management for public interest projects. The fund continues to manage the Collaborative for Student Success—a grantmaking initiative that pools resources from several foundations for support of work at the national, state, and local levels for communications and outreach efforts that sustain demand for effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards and related high-quality assessments. Effective implementation and measurement of the Common Core offers an unprecedented large-scale policy and practice opportunity to deliver a significant portion of deeper learning academic content knowledge and higher-order thinking skills to students.
for the Moving Beyond Oil project  
The New Venture Fund’s Moving Beyond Oil project aims to contribute to the reduction of oil use and the transition to clean-energy alternatives in the transportation sector in the United States. This grant will seek to ensure that the country reduces oil consumption by promoting the deployment of electric drive vehicles in key states and cities, by supporting a diverse set of civil society coalitions.

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