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.
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for the Lady Parts Justice League project  
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for a contraceptive consumer advocacy campaign by the Women's Equality Center  
This grant to the New Venture Fund will support the Women’s Equality Center’s Keep Birth Control Copay-Free project. The campaign launched in spring 2017 to raise awareness of the copay-free birth control mandate and ensure it remains in the debate about American health care. In addition, it intends to support the efforts of partners in the reproductive health, rights, and justice coalition, the progressive community, and beyond to defend access to affordable contraception through litigation, policy advocacy, innovations in service delivery, and other means.
for support of the Vision First project  
This grant will support a project to establish partnerships with grassroots organizations to educate the public about threats to reproductive rights.

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