Type of Support
Regardless of who wins the presidential election in November, 2012, many new faces will appear in administrative positions in the Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce and Council on Environmental Quality. Those people will have enormous influence over the shape and direction of conservation policy for the next four years. This proposal by the New Venture Fund would support its efforts to identify qualified candidates for 18 of the most influential positions in the four agencies. The work consists of three phases: 1) identify qualified individuals and develop profiles on each, 2) Create media and speaking opportunities for top candidates designed to gain attention for their ideas and qualifications, and; 3) evaluate the outcomes of the effort to determine its effectiveness in recruiting qualified candidates for the 18 identified positions.
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Communities for Just Schools Fund to fund education organizing
The Communities for Just Schools Fund is a national donor collaborative that brings together the resources of philanthropy with the power of grassroots organizing to ensure that all schools welcome students and nurture their full potential. This grant will be used to fund education organizing; build the capacity of the fund’s grantee partners; and connect their partners with philanthropy, policy, research, and advocacy communities. (Substrategy: Student & Community Voice)
for Powering a New Economy Fund
This grant for the Powering a New Economy Fund supports its work to drive the turn toward a new, more inclusive and sustainable economic paradigm. The fund supports state and locally based coalitions and grassroots organizations working to transform the political economy in cities and states.