New Report: Leveraging Fiscal Sponsorship for Racial Equity


Across the United States, grassroots activists, leaders, and advocates are organizing to advance racial equity in their communities. But many of those leaders have struggled to access sufficient resources, including the platform provided by fiscal sponsors like New Venture Fund. NVF has committed to an ongoing process of self-inquiry and action to center racial equity … Continue reading New Report: Leveraging Fiscal Sponsorship for Racial Equity

How Do You Count All Individuals for the Census? Work as One


April 27, 2021 In 2015, more than a dozen foundation leaders who support U.S. democracy projects—including leaders from the Bauman Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Carnegie—identified a challenge that needed to be urgently addressed on a national level: the 2020 Census was rapidly approaching, and an accurate count was absolutely critical for democracy and equity. Census … Continue reading How Do You Count All Individuals for the Census? Work as One

Supermajority’s Lessons for Building a Multi-Racial Coalition of Women


April 7, 2021 Supermajority Education Fund, a nonprofit project fiscally sponsored by New Venture Fund, provides resources, training, and education to help women—especially young women and women of color—tap into their power so they can become change leaders in their communities and take action to protect our democracy. Established in 2019, the Supermajority Education Fund … Continue reading Supermajority’s Lessons for Building a Multi-Racial Coalition of Women

New Venture Fund’s 2019 Impact


December 10, 2020 Author: Lee Bodner, President, New Venture Fund The New Venture Fund’s mission is to help nonprofit leaders make the world a healthier and more equitable place. We enable new and emerging nonprofits to get off the ground quickly and provide them accounting, human resources, legal and compliance services. It’s a practice called … Continue reading New Venture Fund’s 2019 Impact

4 Lessons For Public-Private Partnership from a COVID-19 Rapid-Response Effort


This post originally appeared on the Arabella Advisors blog. Authors: Kiran Jain and Jessica Love The coronavirus pandemic created urgent, unprecedented need for relief in communities across America. Local officials had to respond quickly to both public health and economic crises, and they called on partners in philanthropy to support their efforts. Examining such rapid-response … Continue reading 4 Lessons For Public-Private Partnership from a COVID-19 Rapid-Response Effort

New Asset Map Enables Funders to Support Native Peoples’ Food Sovereignty


This post originally appeared on the Arabella Advisors blog. Authors: Shayna Keller, Director, Advisory Services at Arabella Advisors, and Colby Duren, Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative Food sovereignty is Native peoples’ right to food that is healthy, culturally appropriate, sustainably produced, and equitably distributed. Such sovereignty is vital in restoring Native communities’ … Continue reading New Asset Map Enables Funders to Support Native Peoples’ Food Sovereignty

Bringing Philanthropists and Resources Together


After spending years working in philanthropy, government, and the nonprofit sector, Olivia Leland, founder of Co-Impact, recognized a challenge: there was no sufficient mechanism to allow philanthropists and others to pool the significant funds and resources that social change leaders need to drive systemic, enduring change. Collaboration among philanthropists and other funders means far greater … Continue reading Bringing Philanthropists and Resources Together