New Venture Fund

For Support Of The Safety Net Defense Fund

  • Amount
    $1,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    5/31/2017
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The Safety Net Defense Fund project, a collaboration among the New Venture Fund, the Center for Community Change, and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, seeks to protect key anti-poverty programs that comprise the modern safety net such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Supplemental Security Income. Further, the project intends to prevent the adoption of block grants by raising public awareness of proposals to undermine these programs.
About the Grantee
Address
1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036
Grants to this Grantee
for the Open Internet Defense Fund  
This grant will support the Open Internet Defense Fund, a project of the New Venture Fund, and its work to promote an open internet. It will focus on protecting net neutrality, the principle that internet service providers and government should treat all data on the internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user or content. The fund both provides grants to organizations engaged in open internet work and coordinates coalitions of those organizations.
for the Center for Applied Environmental Law and Policy  
New Venture Fund is the fiscal sponsor of the Center for Applied Environmental Law and Policy program (CAELP), a small team of lawyers assembled to help coordinate and amplify existing legal capacity around immediate defensive caseload as well as longer-term, proactive legal and communications efforts. CAELP’s initial focus will be on the power and transportation sectors, including both defense of federal policy frameworks as well as the rights of states to go beyond federal mandates.
for the Salmon State Project  
Salmon supports a substantial part of Alaska’s economy, helps maintain subsistence fishing rights, and provides recreational fishing opportunities. The New Venture Fund’s Salmon State program seeks to secure state and federal policies in Alaska to protect the most important salmon spawning watersheds in the state necessary to support the state’s economy and the rights of Native Alaskans. The program will defend Bristol Bay and other key salmon habitat by engaging commercial and sport fishermen, Alaska Natives, and the public. These efforts will elevate a narrative about the shared value of salmon to Alaskans.

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