Grantee Profile

New Venture Fund

Grants to New Venture Fund

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Venture Fund is a non-profit organization that supports public interest projects in the U.S. and abroad. It provides professional services to institutions and individuals seeking to foster change, and helps launch new organizations, projects, and execute donor-developed projects. It is currently incubating the MacArthur-supported Connected Learning Alliance (CLA), a new collaborative effort whose goal is to ensure the scale-up of digital media and learning projects and the spread of Connected Learning to new audiences. This grant funds communications activities designed to spread the use of open badges for learning.

  • $3,800,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Venture Fund is a non-profit organization that provides professional services to institutions and individuals seeking to foster change, helping to launch new organizations, projects, and programs, and to execute donor-developed projects. New Venture Fund will use this grant to establish and make operational the Connected Learning Alliance (CLC), a new organization whose goal is to ensure the that digital media and learning projects are brought to scale, and that the Connected Learning concept spreads to new audiences. Over time, the CLC is expected to provide the infrastructure to support a learning agenda for the digital age.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Venture Fund is a non-profit organization that supports public interest projects in the United States and abroad. The J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative is a multilateral, public-private endeavor designed to achieve the largest-ever increase in people-to-people educational exchanges between the U.S. and the broader Middle East. Using technology and an approach to education grounded in principles of Connected Learning, it is committed to cultivating a new generation of globally-minded and culturally-sensitive youth. This grant supports the launch of the initiative, including establishing a governance structure and meetings with experts in the Middle East.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Venture Fund is a non-profit organization that supports public interest projects in the United States and abroad. It is supporting a project for the digital media and learning initiative to plan and launch a new center whose goal is to ensure the spread of digital media and learning projects and the framework of Connected Learning. The Fund will use this grant to continue to develop a variety of partnerships across government, philanthropy, industry, and entertainment to help spread the Connected Learning approach; and to launch a campaign to directly engage youth in Connected Learning.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    None

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Fund for a Safer Future was established in 2011 to bring new funding, energy and ideas into the gun violence prevention movement and to enlarge the base of support for gun policies that prioritize public safety over the interests of pro-gun advocates. Early activities include building an influential coalition of elected officials, faith leaders, and law enforcement professionals; developing clearer messages to engage the media and public's attention; and hiring a national director to provide strategic leadership and coordination of policy work in key states. The Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The non-profit New Venture Fund supports public interest projects in the U.S. and abroad, providing professional services to institutions and individuals seeking to foster change; and helping to launch new organizations, projects, and programs, and to execute donor-developed projects. The Fund will use this grant to plan and launch a new center whose goal is to ensure the scale-up of digital media and learning projects and the Connected Learning framework: taking the lead in creating a national audience for Connected Learning; helping the demonstration sites disseminate their practices and products; and facilitating the spread and adoption of other digital media and learning projects.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The New Venture Fund (NVF) manages a large and diverse grant portfolio for donors seeking to work through an intermediary or for groups of donors interested in collaborative grantmaking. This grant will support The Fund for a Safer Future, a project NVF, which is a funders' collaborative established to support new strategies for reducing gun-related injury and death in the U.S. Specifically, this grant will support the launch of a new gun violence prevention organization and the development of a new communications strategy.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded New Venture Fund $5,850,000 between 2003 and 2014.