New Venture Fund

For The OER Program At The Scholarly Publishing And Academic Resources Coalition

  • Amount
    $1,150,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/10/2017
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), housed in the New Venture Fund, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system for scholarly communication. With this grant, SPARC’s Open Education program will expand innovative use of OER and mainstream its adoption by engaging academic libraries and conducting policy advocacy. Activities funded by the grant will increase leadership capacity for OER in government and higher education and enhance SPARC’s capacity in the area of OER advocacy.
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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