New Venture Fund

For The CyberPeace Institute

  • Amount
    $2,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/11/2019
  • Term
    5 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
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.
About the Grantee
Address
1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036
Grants to this Grantee
for the Open Education program at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition  
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), housed in the New Venture Fund, is a global coalition committed to making open the default for research and education. SPARC’s work to advance open education over the next three years will focus on empowering academic libraries, promoting competition in the marketplace, fostering structural change through policy, and facilitating inclusive community engagement with equity at the core. This grant serves the Open Education Strategy goals to develop capacity in postsecondary educational systems to leverage open education as a means to improve teaching and learning, and to build a more equitable and inclusive open education field. (Substrategy: Systems.)
for support of Trusted Elections Fund  
The Trusted Elections Fund, a project of New Venture Fund, is a pooled fund that will make grants to address election-related emergencies that threaten the integrity of our election system. The fund will support organizations fighting to ensure free and fair elections, and to protect the rule of law. Throughout 2020, the Trusted Elections Fund will make grants that focus on crisis areas that are urgent, unique to 2020, and underfunded.

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