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 goals of the Project are to ensure that ecologically important lands are not leased to fossil energy developers, to secure adoption of a set of best management practices that will protect wildlife and water resources where energy leasing occurs, and to keep oil shale lands from being leased for commercial development. This grant would also support a robust communications and outreach effort that defends oil and gas reforms adopted by the Department of the Interior in 2010, which protect the most sensitive western landscapes from being leased.
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.