New Venture Fund

For Support Of Voices For Civil Justice's Efforts To Strengthen The Civic Legal Aid Community

  • Amount
    $200,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/17/2014
  • Term
    26 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
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.
About the Grantee
Address
1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036
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for the Fund for a Safer Future  
Housed at the New Venture Fund, the Fund for a Safer Future (FSF) is a funder collaborative that helps reduce gun violence in the United States. When FSF started its work in 2011, the field of gun violence prevention was beginning a strategic shift that accelerated after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. Before 2011, the movement was small, relatively isolated, and significantly under-resourced. With the help of FSF and other donors, the movement has become larger, better organized, more coordinated and diverse, and increasingly strategic. During the term of this grant, FSF will be able to continue its coordination efforts among states and expand its research focus.
for the Salmon State Project  
The New Venture Fund’s Salmon State project seeks to protect the most important salmon-spawning watersheds in Alaska. The project aims to support the economy, recreation, and subsistence needs of Alaskans by educating and engaging commercial and sport fishermen, Alaska Natives, and the public.

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