New Venture Fund

For The Preserving Outdoor Heritage Program

  • Amount
    $600,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/21/2016
  • Term
    1 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The New Venture Fund’s project to protect America’s outdoor heritage seeks to preserve and protect the lands and waters of this country for current and future generations. The project focuses on engaging the public and decision makers to attain a balanced management of the Western public lands. This renewal grant will support efforts to develop educational materials about the value of public lands, distribute the results of polls conducted on attitudes about public land protection, demonstrate the economic value of public lands, and identify new and diverse constituencies that support public land protection.
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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.
for the Women's Funds Collaborative  
The New Venture Fund (NVF) conducts public interest projects and provides professional insight and support to institutions and individuals seeking to foster change through strategic philanthropy. This grant to NVF, which serves as the fiscal sponsor for this project, is aligned with the overall Initiative strategy and will support the ongoing design, launch, and implementation of the Women's Funds Collaborative, a multidonor collaborative that aims to strengthen the infrastructure and visibility of women's funds. It has four goals: support the institutional health of individual women's funds; support cohorts of women's funds to be better positioned collectively to attract resources; support an evidence-based narrative to advocate for women's funds; and share lessons from feminist philanthropy.

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