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Social Sector Infrastructure Mapping and Assessment

New Venture Fund

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2020–October 31, 2023
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The program goal is to map and assess the organizational infrastructure for the nonprofit and philanthropic sector in the U.S. The New Venture Fund will act as a fiscal sponsor to pool funds provided by at least five U.S. infrastructure funders and commission research to develop a shared social sector typology and map. This, in turn, will be used to: 1) assess the value of the current social sector infrastructure and how it may need to evolve in light of external trends; 2) identify areas where strategic funding can help position the infrastructure to address future challenges; and 3) encourage additional investments aimed at strengthening the capacity of infrastructure organizations currently and in the future. Established in 2006, the New Venture Fund provides a platform to support innovative and effective public interest projects.