New Venture Fund
For Support Of Voices For Civil Justice's Efforts To Strengthen The Civic Legal Aid Community
Type of SupportProject
Voices for Civil Justice is a national nonpartisan communications hub for civil legal aid that works "to close the justice gap so that people who are poor or nearly poor can get equal access to justice and overcome barriers to social mobility, racial equality, and economic justice." Studies estimate that 80 percent of the serious legal needs of poor Americans who are eligible for civil legal aid go unmet due to insufficient funding and support. Launched in the fall of 2013, Voices for Civil Justice works to address this challenge by showcasing the work of local and national actors in the civil legal aid community, increasing public awareness, organizing the field, and building public support for better outcomes.
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for the SumOfUs
The Hub Education and Engagement Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit that hosts and incubates a wide range of charitable projects, in conservation, education, global health, and other areas. The fund will undertake the SumOfUs project, which aims to advance a race-conscious economic narrative to replace the zero-sum paradigm that undergirds so many neoliberal policy debates. The project will amplify the core concepts from the 2021 book by Heather McGhee, “The Sum of Us,” marshalling evidence of racism’s role in the rise of neoliberalism and inequality, while promoting solutions for broad-based prosperity. The grant supports multimedia content creation, strategic communications, virtual convenings, research, advising and program support, and administration. Broader understanding of the intersections of race and class will improve policy design and help to provide a new common sense within the field of economic justice experts and advocates.
for the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Fund
The Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) has grown to 48 institutions, helping to define and develop the PIT ecosystem within academia. In order to support its mission, PIT-UN established the PIT-UN Challenge Fund, which is fiscally sponsored by New Venture Fund. Through the creation of courses and educational programming, PIT-UN offers career pathway models for practitioners-in-training, supports faculty in their efforts to ensure that PIT is recognized and respected as a discipline, and invests $7.8 million in supporting projects that are building a skilled and diverse pipeline of PIT practitioners. This grant provides general support for the PIT-UN Fund.