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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Grants to this Grantee
for the CyberPeace Institute
A grant to New Venture Fund (NVF) will support the CyberPeace Institute (CPI), a fiscally sponsored project of NVF. The CPI will become an independent nonprofit based in Geneva, Switzerland, with the mission of enhancing stability in cyberspace. Its three core functions are (a) helping and defending civilian victims of cyberattacks; (b) analyzing and investigating cyberattacks; and (c) promoting cybersecurity norms, prevention of attacks, and responsible behavior. The core founding funders are the Hewlett Foundation, Mastercard, and Microsoft. Other contributors include the Ford Foundation and Facebook.
for the Climate Advocacy Defense Fund
The Climate Advocacy Defense Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, supporting Canadian organizations in the development and implementation of legal and related strategies in defense of their public interest work on climate change advocacy.
for the Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East
This project grant will support the Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East (EOF), a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund. The fund aims to pool $1 billion in aid and philanthropic funds to support governments to pay for results in education and youth employment over the next decade. It will partner with the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and governments across the MEA region to strengthen education systems, harnessing the capacity and capability of nonstate actors to improve the effectiveness of expenditure and help deliver on the promise of quality education for all.