OVERVIEW: The New Venture Fund backs global health projects concerned with access to family planning information, services and supplies, as well as tobacco control initiatives.
IP TAKE: While the fund focuses on family planning and tobacco control, it also supports a large number of global health and development causes. Grantseekers with cross-cutting projects or those that may be slightly outside New Venture’s specific funding scope may have a decent shot at a grant.
PROFILE: The New Venture Fund (NVF), established in 2006, is a donor-advised fund rather than a traditional grantmaker. NVF's oversight is conducted by an independent board with “extensive experience in philanthropy and nonprofit management.” The fund supports conservation, global health, public policy, international development, education, disaster recovery, and the arts.
In the global health sphere, NVF maintains the New Venture Fund for Global Policy and Advocacy. The NVF for GPA seeks to advance "global policy work and advocacy communities by providing targeted and timely grants to domestic and international projects that are focused on global health and development issues, family planning efforts and tobacco control initiatives."
Broadly speaking, NVF for GPA is on the lookout for global health and development projects promoting public awareness, policy research, and improved communications within the global health and development landscape. More specifically, NVF supports family planning and tobacco control initiatives in the U.S. and abroad. Its family planning efforts focus on access to information, services, and supplies for women living in the poorest countries in the world.
The NVF's tobacco control efforts address four priorities: tobacco tax, protections from secondhand smoke, tobacco advertising bans, and graphic warning labels. These projects are geographically limited to Asia and Africa.
To learn more about the types of projects backed by NVF, explore its Project Directory page. Grantseekers interested in applying for an NVF for GPA grant can create an account to obtain more information about the program here.
- Leo Bodner, President
- Chris Hobbs, Managing Director
- Jessica Robinson Love, Senior Director