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.
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Grants to this Grantee
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.
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.)