Type of Support
The Western Energy Project, a project of the New Venture Fund, was created in 2009 to protect fragile public lands in the West threatened by fossil energy leasing and development. The three goals of this proposed renewal grant are (1) to ensure the U.S. Department of the Interior implements on-the-ground fossil energy leasing reforms that will protect millions of acres of fragile lands, (2) to secure adoption of a public lands oil shale plan that protects one million acres from leasing but allows for continued research activities, and (3) to defend the Department of the Interior’s fossil energy leasing reforms from proposals to weaken them, through an effective public communications strategy and by engaging a broad array of Western voices.
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Communities for Just Schools Fund to fund education organizing
The Communities for Just Schools Fund is a national donor collaborative that brings together the resources of philanthropy with the power of grassroots organizing to ensure that all schools welcome students and nurture their full potential. This grant will be used to fund education organizing; build the capacity of the fund’s grantee partners; and connect their partners with philanthropy, policy, research, and advocacy communities. (Substrategy: Student & Community Voice)
for Powering a New Economy Fund
This grant for the Powering a New Economy Fund supports its work to drive the turn toward a new, more inclusive and sustainable economic paradigm. The fund supports state and locally based coalitions and grassroots organizations working to transform the political economy in cities and states.