New Venture Fund

For The Western Energy Project

  • Amount
    $150,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    6/10/2014
  • Term
    13 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
The New Venture Fund’s Western Energy Project seeks to protect ecologically important public lands in the Rocky Mountain West threatened by fossil energy leasing and development. This grant would support its efforts to promote landscape level planning on public lands to identify where energy development will, and will not, occur; to educate decision-makers on the need for a public lands energy policy that balances energy development with conservation, and to engage a diverse array of interests in support of balanced energy policies that value the conservation of our western land, water, and wildlife habitat.
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for the Oakland Fund for Public Innovation  
The mission of the Oakland Fund for Public Innovation (OFPI), a project housed at the New Venture Fund, is to engage public- and private-sector partners to innovate, test, and scale ideas that will enhance and help improve the city of Oakland. This fund is strategically positioned to leverage the resources and strengths of the public and private sectors to support city priorities. The Hewlett Foundation’s support will help OFPI tackle some of Oakland’s most complex issues of income inequality, housing, employment, and racial equity, with a focus on the most vulnerable communities in the city.
for the Zero Now Fund  
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