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.)
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for the Sum of Us Project
The Hub Education and Engagement Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit that hosts and incubates a wide range of conservation, education, global health, and other charitable projects. The Hub will undertake The Sum of Us Project, which aims to advance a race-conscious economic narrative to replace the zero-sum paradigm that undergirds so many neoliberal policy debates. The project will amplify the core concepts from the 2021 book by Heather McGhee, “The Sum of Us,” marshalling evidence of racism’s role in the rise of neoliberalism and inequality, while promoting solutions for broad-based prosperity. The grant supports multimedia content creation, strategic communications, virtual convenings, research, advising and program support and administration. Broader understanding of the intersections of race and class will improve policy design and help to provide a new common sense within the field of economic justice experts and advocates.
for the Tech Talent Project
The Tech Talent Project is a nonpartisan fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund. Its mission is to increase the ability of the U.S. government to recruit and retain modern technical leaders in order to achieve critical economic, societal, and human outcomes. Tech Talent operates as a nonprofit recruiting and advisory group that collaborates closely with government agencies to identify and document critical needs; advises on best practices; and recruits, vets, and matches a diverse, highly qualified pool of technical leaders that have relevant technical skills and a desire to serve in government.