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New Venture Fund

Washington, D.C.
www.newventurefund.org

New Venture Fund was awarded $13,325,000 between 2011 and 2017, including 18 grants in Human Rights, Climate Solutions, What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance, Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries, Housing, Digital Media & Learning, and Impact Investments.

$500,000

2017 • 1 year

The New Venture Fund (NVF) is a 501(c)3 public charity that supports and hosts a range of donor-driven, public interest projects in areas such as civic engagement, conservation, global health, public policy, international development, and education. The Safety Net Defense Fund (SNDF) project, hosted at NVF, is working with two leading national organizations – the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Center for Community Change – that have deep histories of civic engagement and policy work on poverty issues and safety net programs. Under the current Administration and Congress, many of these programs such as health care under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and food assistance are under threat, and tens of millions of people are at risk of losing vital supports. The Foundation is one of several philanthropic supporters of the SNDF, which will work over two years to mobilize public support to defend the integrity of the safety net.

$450,000

2017 • 3 years • Impact Investments

The New Venture Fund is a nonprofit that works to achieve a healthier, more equitable world, collaborating with individuals and institutions to provide them fiscal sponsorships to enable them to work on their charitable missions. This grant provides support for the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, a fiscal sponsorship project of the New Venture Fund. The Alliance is a field building organization committed to raising awareness of impact investing in the United States, fostering the deployment of impact capital and working with stakeholders to help build the impact investing ecosystem. It is the successor to the US National Advisory Board (NAB) on Impact Investing, which was formed in 2014 as a part of the global Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK’s presidency of the G8.The Alliance is the US representative to the Global Steering Group on Impact Investment which emerged from the taskforce. This grant provides general operating support to the Alliance over a period of three years.

$300,000

2017 • 2 years

A project of the New Venture Fund, the Dangerous Speech Project (DSP) was founded in 2010 to test a simple, original idea: that a particular type of public speech tends to catalyze intergroup violence, and that this knowledge might be used to prevent such violence. It has since developed methods that have been used around the globe to identify and counteract rhetoric that can inspire violence, while also protecting freedom of expression. The award supports the DSP’s research, analysis, and convenings seeking to understand hateful and dangerous speech occurring on social media platforms, while also providing advice to leading technology companies on how to make their platforms less hospitable to it. Through this work, platform operators, government policymakers, and advocates will have a better understanding about what is required to effectively diminish hatred online, while not having a chilling impact on free speech.

$1,500,000

2017 • 3 years • Housing

The New Venture Fund (NVF), is a 501(c)3 public charity that, through fiscal sponsorship, supports and hosts a range of donor-driven, social and environmental change projects in areas such as conservation, global health, public policy, international development, and education. Funders for Housing and Opportunity (FHO) is a project of NVF working to make homes safe, stable and affordable for the 12 million households that are housing insecure. Such efforts are an essential part of the nation's efforts to improve economic mobility, educational achievement, and health outcomes for all. The goal of FHO is for all Americans to be able to afford homes that serve as a stable foundation for successful lives, and that all communities are communities of choice and opportunity.

$400,000

2016 • 2 years • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

The Fund for a Safer Future (the Fund) was established in 2011 to bring new funding, energy and ideas to the gun violence prevention movement, and to enlarge the base of support for gun policies that prioritize public safety over the individual rights of gun ownership. The Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, which manages a large and diverse grant portfolio for donors interested in collaborative grantmaking. Member donors, including the Joyce, MacArthur, and True North foundations. MacArthur’s contribution to the Fund increases the pool of financial resources available for work to promote sensible gun policies and to help attract other donors to these efforts.

$300,000

2016 • 2 years • Climate Solutions

New Venture Fund is a project and fiscal management organization that seeks a healthier, more equitable world across a range of social and environmental issues. New Venture Fund supports the CREO Syndicate, a nonprofit organization incorporated in 2015 that provides education, transaction expertise, resource-sharing services and opportunities for collaborative investing to the growing network of qualified family offices, private investors and advisors for the purpose of mobilizing investment capital for climate and environmental needs. The CREO Syndicate is growing its current membership base to a sustainable operating model, with the goal of accelerating and optimizing the deployment of environmentally targeted patient capital to drive momentum in the private investment community on an ongoing basis. CREO’s strategic positioning as a trusted, mission-driven aggregator of opportunities for capital providers and recipients is essential to unlocking financial leverage for climate mitigation.

$225,000

2016 • 1 year, 6 months • Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE), a project of the New Venture Fund, is a donor collaborative that was established in 2012 with leadership from the MacArthur Foundation. The overarching goal of the PSIPSE is to improve the quality of secondary education and learning outcomes for poor and marginalized youth in the developing world. In working toward this objective, PSIPSE has a three-fold goal to foster innovation, facilitate systemic change, and enhance learning to catalyze broader change in secondary education. Award funds will help to support efforts to systematically advance a collective learning and influencing agenda that builds off of the emerging evidence from projects funded to-date. Award funds will help to ensure financial stability and will assist in implementation of the new strategic plan.

$1,250,000

2016 • 3 years

Established in 2015, the Climate Education Fund supports organizations that work toward connecting local concerns about the health, environmental, and economic well-being of their communities to climate change. By investing mostly in state-based organizations that represent communities of color, faith communities, young voters, and working families, the Fund seeks to build a strong base of support for climate policy solutions in communities significantly impacted by the effects of climate change. The Climate Education Fund helps these organizations build and grow their membership base, skills, and capacity to engage in advocacy on climate and clean energy policy initiatives. The Climate Education Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, which manages a large and diverse grant portfolio for donors interested in collaborative grantmaking. MacArthur’s contribution to the Fund increases the pool of financial resources available for work to promote climate solutions. 

$1,998,000

2015 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

New Venture Fund is a non-profit organization that provides professional services to institutions and individuals seeking to foster change, assisting in the launch of new organizations, projects, and programs, and helping to execute donor-developed projects. This grant provides continued funding for the Connected Learning Alliance to bring to scale digital media and learning projects and spread Connected Learning to new audiences, with a focus on Cities of Learning.

$252,000

2015 • 2 years, 7 months • Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

Managed under an administrative agreement by Arabella Advisors, The New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) established in 2006, conducts public interest projects and provides professional services to institutions and individuals seeking to foster change through strategic philanthropy. The New Venture Fund (Fund) provides the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE), a donor collaborative established in 2012, with fiscal sponsorship and project hosting services that enable PSIPSE to advance its agenda of improving access to quality secondary education in developing countries. The Fund hosts the PSIPSE's operations and provides financial account management and oversight, human resource management, and other services. It employs a full-time Coordinator to support and advance the objectives of the collaborative and maintains a restricted fund to receive tax-deductible donations to support PSIPSE activities.

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