Type of Support
The New Venture Fund created the Western Energy Project to reduce the impacts of fossil energy development on Western public lands. This grant would support the Western Energy Project's efforts to ensure the Department of Interior adopts a final oil shale plan in 2012 limiting any oil shale activities in the West to research rather than development. To accomplish this goal Western Energy Project will enlist diverse spokespeople in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming to speak out on the impacts of oil shale development to water, air and habitat, secure broad media coverage and counter the claims of industry that oil shale is commercially viable.
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.