New Venture Fund

For The OER Program At The Scholarly Publishing And Academic Resources Coalition

  • Amount
    $1,150,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/10/2017
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), housed in the New Venture Fund, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system for scholarly communication. With this grant, SPARC’s Open Education program will expand innovative use of OER and mainstream its adoption by engaging academic libraries and conducting policy advocacy. Activities funded by the grant will increase leadership capacity for OER in government and higher education and enhance SPARC’s capacity in the area of OER advocacy.
About the Grantee
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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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