Non-profit

New Venture Fund (NVF)

Website:

www.newventurefund.org

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

20-5806345

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $358,858,641
Expenses: $329,784,536
Assets: $383,435,182

Formation:

October 2006

Tax-Exemption Received January 2007

Formerly:

Arabella Legacy Fund (2006-2009)

Board Chair:

Eric Kessler

President:

Lee Bodner

Eric Kessler (2006-2015)

Managed By:

Arabella Advisors

Form 990:

2018 Form 990

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

The New Venture Fund (NVF) is a 501(c)(3) funding and fiscal sponsorship nonprofit that makes grants to left-of-center advocacy and organizing projects and provides incubation serves for other left-of-center organizations. The fund focuses primarily on social and environmental change, issuing grants for a variety of projects that include conservation, global health, disaster recovery, education, and the arts. [1] It is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the network of four nonprofits created and managed by Arabella Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-based philanthropy consulting company that caters to major foundations and organizations on the political Left. A January 2020 profile of Arabella Advisors’ network by Inside Philanthropy noted that the company “handles over $400 million in philanthropic investments and advises on several billion dollars in overall resources.” [2]

Critics argue that New Venture Fund is a “dark money” organization, serving as a way for left-leaning groups to anonymously funnel money toward various political advocacy issues, such as attacking vulnerable Republicans or pushing environmental restrictions. [3] However, NVF also sponsors a number of “philanthropic projects” that engage in charitable causes. [4]

NVF often operates alongside its 501(c)(4) “sister” nonprofit Sixteen Thirty Fund, which provides similar funding and fiscal sponsorship services to center-left advocacy organizations. Both groups are administered by Arabella Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-based philanthropy consulting firm that caters to left-leaning clients. New Venture Fund’s board of directors includes officers from Arabella Advisors, including the firm’s principal Eric Kessler.

The Hopewell Fund and Windward Fund are also 501(c)(3) nonprofits managed by Arabella Advisors that work closely with NVF and Sixteen Thirty Fund.

Background

Creation

Also see Eric Kessler

The New Venture Fund was created on October 25, 2006 in the District of Columbia as the Arabella Legacy Fund; the 501(c)(3) nonprofit received IRS recognition of its tax exemption in January 2007. In October 2009, the Arabella Legacy Fund was officially renamed the New Venture Fund. [5]

At the time of its formation, Eric Kessler served as president of the Fund. Kessler is the founder and senior managing partner of Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Fund’s founding board of directors in 2006-2007 consisted of Kessler, then-Illinois Nature Conservancy executive director Bruce Boyd, and then-Western Conservation Foundation executive director Adam Eichberg. [6]

NVF was created with grants from an unknown source totaling $3.725 million. From the start, it also had an administrative services agreement with Arabella Advisors (then Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors) to provide management and consulting services to the NVF. According to its description of activities, the NVF was created to pursue two purposes: [7]

[F]irst, it will engage in a program dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment from the detrimental effects of off-road vehicle use; second, it will engage in a program dedicated to the American Christian Evangelical environmental community, building a grassroots movement of Evangelicals and educating the American public regarding the Evangelical environmental message.

The NVF’s founding document further quotes three Psalms from the Bible in support of advancing an environmentalist agenda. The NVF also explained in the document its intent to provide an “Environmental Toolkit for Pastors”: [8]

The Environmental Toolkit for Pastors will be designed to enable Pastors to integrate creation-care teaching into their ministry. An important part of [the] Pastor’s toolkit will be materials for worship services that will celebrate all of God’s creation and explore how mankind can be better stewards of the His [sic] creation, including suggestions for hymns (including processional, worship and offertory hymns and hymns of commitment), invocations, New and Old Testament lessons, responsive readings and sermon outlines (or “seeds” whereby Pastors can create their own sermons).

Worship materials will be created for various topics, including global warming, air and water pollution, endangered species and the environment’s effect on human health . . . . In addition, the Pastor’s toolkit will include materials . . . to educate Pastors regarding creation care’s basis in Scripture, as well as fact sheets for Pastors and their congregations on various environmental topics and suggestions for how congregations can take action to care for God’s creation.

“Fake” Groups

The New Venture Fund, like all four nonprofits managed by the for-profit consultancy Arabella Advisors, primarily exists to sponsor a number of “fake” groups: websites designed to look like standalone nonprofits. These “fake” groups rarely become fully-fledged nonprofits; instead, they typically exist to effect an issue advocacy campaign pushing left-wing policies and may disappear after the campaign is finished. The New Venture Fund the oldest of Arabella’s four nonprofits, and was founded as the Arabella Legacy Fund in 2006. The groups it sponsors encompass a wide range of issues and policy areas. [9]

The New Venture Fund describes its mission as “dedicated to supporting innovative and effective public interest projects” through fiscal sponsorship and grants. [10] According to its 2018 IRS Form 990 filing (archived here), NVF identified three program areas in which it spent money:

In 2018, NVF spent $90,387,850 on “civil rights, social action, and advocacy,” of which $44,453,476 was spent in grants to other nonprofits: [11]

NVF’s civil rights, social action, and advocacy portfolio spans a broad spectrum of projects, including those which seek to protect the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality; inspire and implement new ideas and processes for the betterment of society; and foster public participation in the debate on important social issues to ensure that communities have a voice in public policies that impact their lives.

In 2018, NVF spent $87,959,941 on “environmental programs,” of which $60,616,035 was spent in grants to other nonprofits: [12]

NVF’s environmental programs focus on a range of conservation, climate, river conservation, alternative energy sources and reduction of fossil fuels, protection of ocean life, wildlands conservation, ecological agriculture, and habitat restoration. Activities among these projects include grantmaking, communications, coordination among stakeholders, civic and media engagement, and public awareness campaigns.

In 2018, NVF spent $66,008,606 on “youth development and education-focused projects,” of which $36,037,962 was spent in grants to other nonprofits: [13]

NVF operates a variety of youth development and education-focused projects. These projects work in a range of areas to support the development of youth and improvement of education in the U.S., such as early learning in vulnerable populations, literacy, connected learning, support to teachers and other educational professionals, and advocacy for effective teaching practices and education reform. Our work primarily includes grantmaking, convenings, and strategic communications support.

In addition, NVF spent $108,608,263 on unnamed program services, of which $64,243,743 was paid out in grants to other groups. [14]

The New Venture Fund claims it has sponsored over 280 projects since its inception in 2006 touching a broad range of center-left issues. [15] The following are a handful of known NVF-sponsored projects or areas funded by the nonprofit; more of its projects are listed at the bottom of this profile (under “Child Organizations”).

Known New Venture Fund Projects

List also includes former NVF projects that have since become standalone nonprofits

Allied Progress

Also see Allied Progress (Nonprofit)

In 2015, Allied Progress was formed using money from New Venture Fund to push for Congress not to overturn the country’s ban on crude oil exports. Allied Progress ran an advertisement campaign in Colorado, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, and New Mexico, urging voters to tell their senators they wanted to keep the ban. [16] Allied Progress Action is the sister to Allied Progress and a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund.

Campaign for Accountability

Also see Campaign for Accountability (Nonprofit)

SiliconBeat reported that New Venture Fund was behind Campaign for Accountability, which did extensive research into Google’s relationship with the Obama White House and created the Google Accountability Project, a website that pointed out the tech giant’s heavy influence with the Obama administration. [17] The publication noted that New Venture Fund has received financial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ($94 million between 2014 and 2016) and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation ($17 million during that period.)[18]

Education

New Venture Fund gave about $4 million to a failed Mississippi initiative in 2015 that would have given state judges power over school issues, including increased education spending. [19]

In a report over the National Education Association’s $138 million in spending in the 2016 fiscal year, Dropout Nation, an education reform website, pointed out the national teachers union gave $62,657 to New Venture Fund and $550,000 to Sixteen Thirty Fund, an endowment developed by Arabella Advisors. [20] Eric Kessler, the president and board chairman of New Venture Fund, also founded Arabella Advisors. [21]

Leadership

President

Lee Bodner serves as New Venture Fund’s president, after previously serving as managing director of Arabella Advisors. [22] He was founding executive director of ecoAmerica, a nonprofit focusing on educating the American public on conservation issues. While there, Bodner helped launch the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, which brought the climate change issue front and center in higher education. [23] Bodner received total compensation of $295,988 in 2018. [24]

Eric Kessler serves as chairman of the board of directors. He founded and serves as senior managing director of Arabella Advisors, a social venture firm working to increase the effectiveness of philanthropy that works in conjunction with New Venture Fund. [25] Kessler helped manage conservation issues around the globe for the Clinton administration. [26] Kessler was founding president of the NVF from 2006 to 2015. [27]

Board of Directors

The New Venture Fund’s board of directors consists of (including former board members): [28] [29]

  • Eric Kessler (2017 board chair), founder and managing director of Arabella Advisors;
  • Lee Bodner, president of New Venture Fund, who received total compensation of $295,988 in 2018;
  • Adam Eichberg (2018 board chair), a Windward Fund board member and environmentalist consultant running the Denver based Headwater Strategies, a legislative advocacy organization that focuses mainly on environmental issues;
  • Wilbur Priester, Arabella Advisors chief financial officer;
  • Andrew Schulz, Arabella Advisors general counsel, who received compensation from NVF totaling $25,965 in 2018;
  • Katherine Miller, senior director of food policy advocacy for the James Beard Foundation, the former managing director of Hattaway Communications, and a NARAL Pro-Choice America board member;
  • Daryl Dodson, managing director for the private equity firm Illumen Capital and board director for Ben & Jerry’s;
  • Harry Drucker, president of the real estate advisory firm Revere Corporation and a trustee for the Nature Conservancy;
  • Thomas Gibian, head of school for Sandy Spring Friends School (in Sandy Spring, Maryland) and former COO for the AIG African Infrastructure Fund;
  • Yanique Redwood (a former board member; listed as Yanique Gibian in NVF’s 2017 Form 990), president and CEO of the Consumer Health Foundation and a former senior associate for the Annie E. Casey Foundation; [30] and
  • Vatsala Pathy, owner of the healthcare consultancy Rootstock Solutions, former State Innovation Model director for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D).

Key Staff

In 2018, NVF reported spending $49,728,842 on employee salaries and compensation. The following are key staffers for the NVF: [31]

The New Venture Fund’s highest-paid staffer in 2018 was Marc Kastner, an NVF project director and president of the Science Philanthropy Alliance (an NVF project). Kastner earned total compensation of $354,197.

Valerie Conn is an NVF project director and executive director of the Science Philanthropy Alliance; in 2018, she received total compensation of $336,862.

Heather Joseph is an NVF project director and head of SPARC (an NVF project); in 2018, she received total compensation of $337,134.

Arkadi Gerney is an NVF project director and head of the Hub Project (an NVF project); in 2018, he received total compensation of $339,517.

Candy Marshall is an NVF project director and president of TheDream.US (an NVF illegal immigration project); in 2018, she received total compensation of $317,073.

Lobbying

Between 2009 and 2019 (Quarter 3), the New Venture Fund spent $9.3 million in lobbying expenditures in the U.S. Congress (a version containing the bills lobbied for is available here): [32]

YearQuarterAmountLobbyistLobbying Firm
20193$60,000Ed Pagano, Hunter Bates, Denise Desiderio, Jamie Tucker, Brendan DunnAkin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
20193$10,000Megan Dapper, Amelia Jenkins, Kai Anderson, Kelley HudakCassidy & Associates, Inc.
20193$40,000Libby Greer, Rachel MillerForbes-Tate
20193$10,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Emily VaughnJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20193$460,000No ActivityNew Venture Fund
20193$10,000Rachel Motley, Robert RabenThe Raben Group
20192$60,000Ed Pagano, Hunter Bates, Chase Hieneman, Denise Desiderio, Jamie Tucker, Brendan DunnAkin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
20192$10,000Megan Dapper, Amelia Jenkins, Kai Anderson, Kelley HudakCassidy & Associates, Inc.
20192$40,000Libby Greer, Rachel MillerForbes-Tate
20192$10,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Emily VaughnJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20192$190,000No ActivityNew Venture Fund
20192$10,000Jack Krumholtz, Brian Gaston, Gina FooteThe Glover Park Group
20192$10,000Timothy Lynch, Rachel Motley, Robert RabenThe Raben Group
20191$60,000Ed Pagano, Hunter Bates, Chase Hieneman, Denise Desiderio, Jamie TuckerAkin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
20191$40,000Libby Greer, Rachel MillerForbes-Tate
20191$10,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Emily VaughnJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20191$15,000David Anderson, Mitch Butler, Sara TuckerNatural Resource Results LLC
20191$180,000No ActivityNew Venture Fund
20184$60,000Ed Pagano, Hunter Bates, Hans Rickhoff, Geoff Verhoff, Chase Hieneman, Denise DesiderioAkin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
20184$40,000Libby Greer, Rachel MillerForbes-Tate
20184$30,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Michael KatzJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20184$20,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20184$30,000David Anderson, Mitch Butler, Sara TuckerNatural Resource Results LLC
20184$200,000No ActivityNew Venture Fund
20184$30,000Matt KeelanThe Keelan Group, LLC
20183$60,000Ed Pagano, Hunter Bates, Hans Rickhoff, Geoff Verhoff, Chase Hieneman, Denise DesiderioAkin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
20183$40,000Libby Greer, Rachel MillerForbes-Tate
20183$22,500Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Michael KatzJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20183$30,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20183$30,000David Anderson, Mitch Butler, Sara TuckerNatural Resource Results LLC
20183$230,000No ActivityNew Venture Fund
20183$30,000No ActivityThe Keelan Group, LLC
20182$60,000Ed Pagano, Hunter Bates, Jamie Tucker, Hans Rickhoff, Geoff Verhoff, Chase Hieneman, Ryan Ellis, Denise DesiderioAkin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
20182$40,000Libby Greer, Rachel MillerForbes-Tate
20182$22,500Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Michael KatzJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20182$20,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20182$30,000David Anderson, Mitch Butler, Sara TuckerNatural Resource Results LLC
20182$344,090No ActivityNew Venture Fund
20182$30,000Matt KeelanThe Keelan Group, LLC
20181$50,000Ed Pagano, Hunter Bates, Jamie Tucker, Hans Rickhoff, Geoff Verhoff, Chase Hueneman, Ryan Ellis, Denise DesiderioAkin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
20181$40,000Libby Greer, Rachel MillerForbes-Tate
20181$20,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Michael KatzJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20181$20,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20181$170,561No ActivityNew Venture Fund
20181$30,000Matt Keelan, Stephen BorgThe Keelan Group, LLC
20174$50,000Ed Pagano, Hunter Bates, Jamie Tucker, Hans Rickhoff Geoff VerhoffAkin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
20174$40,000Libby Greer, Rachel MillerForbes-Tate
20174$20,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Michael KatzJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20174$20,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20174$180,000Daniel SchumanNew Venture Fund
20174$30,000Matt KeelanThe Keelan Group, LLC
20173$20,000Ed Pagano, Hunter Bates, Jamie Tucker, Hans Rickhoff Geoff VerhoffAkin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
20173$50,000Libby Greer, Rachel MillerForbes-Tate
20173$20,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Michael KatzJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20173$20,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20173$345,000Sean Vitka, Daniel SchumanNew Venture Fund
20173$30,000Matt KeelanThe Keelan Group, LLC
20172$50,000Libby Greer, Rachel MillerForbes-Tate
20172$20,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Michael KatzJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20172$30,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20172$430,000Sean Vitka, Daniel SchumanNew Venture Fund
20172$30,000No ActivityThe Keelan Group, LLC
20171$50,000Libby Greer, Rachel MillerForbes-Tate
20171$20,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Michael KatzJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20171$30,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20171$401,346Sean Vitka, Daniel SchumanNew Venture Fund
20171$30,000Matt KeelanThe Keelan Group, LLC
20164$30,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Michael KatzJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20164$20,000Daniel Ritter, Sean McGlynnK&L Gates LLP
20164$30,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20164$201,436Daniel SchumanNew Venture Fund
20163$30,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Michael KatzJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20163$20,000Daniel Ritter, Sean McGlynn, Paul StimersK&L Gates LLP
20163$30,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20163$260,000Daniel SchumanNew Venture Fund
20162$10,000Peter UmhoferE2 Strategies, LLC
20162$30,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Michael KatzJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20162$20,000Daniel Ritter, Sean McGlynnK&L Gates LLP
20162$30,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20162$150,000Daniel SchumanNew Venture Fund
20161$10,000Peter UmhoferE2 Strategies, LLC
20161$30,000Darin Gardner, James Jochum, Andrew Shore, Amber Fahy, Michael KatzJochum Shore & Trosssevin PC
20161$20,000Daniel Ritter, Sean McGlynn, Steven Valentine, Slade GortonK&L Gates LLP
20161$30,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20161$18,432No ActivityNew Venture Fund
20154$20,000Peter UmhoferE2 Strategies, LLC
20154$40,000Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Sean McGlynn, James Walsh, Steven Valentine, Slade Gorton, Dennis PotterK&L Gates LLP
20154$40,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher Sullivan, Michele WymerKyle House Group
20154$500,000No ActivityNew Venture Fund
20153$20,000Peter UmhoferE2 Strategies, LLC
20153$60,000Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Sean McGlynn James Walsh, Steven Valentine, Slade Gorton, Sarah Beason, Tim Peckinpaugh, Stephen MartinkoK&L Gates LLP
20153$40,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher Sullivan, Michele WymerKyle House Group
20153$200,000No ActivityNew Venture Fund
20152$20,000Peter UmhoferE2 Strategies, LLC
20152$60,000Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Sean McGlynn, James Walsh, Steven Valentine, Slade Gorton, Sarah Beason, Dennis PotterK&L Gates LLP
20152$40,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher Sullivan, Michele WymerKyle House Group
20152$150,000No ActivityNew Venture Fund
20151$20,000Peter UmhoferE2 Strategies, LLC
20151$60,000Elise Sweeney Anthony, Paul Stimers, Sean McGlynn, James Walsh, Steven Valentine, Emanuel Rouvelas, Slade Gorton, Sarah BeasonK&L Gates LLP
20151$40,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher Sullivan, Michele WymerKyle House Group
20151$200,000Christine SoderstromNew Venture Fund
20151$20,300Christine SoderstromNew Venture Fund
20144$40,000Steven Valentine, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Ryan Severson, James Severson, W. Dennis Stephens, William Kirk, Dennis PotterK&L Gates LLP
20144$50,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20144$95,000Christine SoderstromNew Venture Fund
20143$40,000Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Steven Valentine, James Walsh, Sean McGlynn, Nicholas Leibham, Ryan SeversonK&L Gates LLP
20143$50,000Porter DeLaney, Christopher SullivanKyle House Group
20143$50,000Christine SoderstromNew Venture Fund
20142$50,000Steven Valentine, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Barton Gordon, James Walsh, Sean McGlynnK&L Gates LLP
20142$50,000Porter DeLaney, Michele WymerKyle House Group
20142$20,000No ActivityPenn Hill Group
20141$10,000Teddy EynonGreenberg Traurig, LLP
20141$50,000Steven Valentine, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Ryan Severson, James Walsh, Sean McGlynn, Barton GordonK&L Gates LLP
20141$30,000Porter DeLaney, Michele Wymer, Martin Bayr, Vrudhi Patel, John ArialwKyle House Group
20141$55,000Christine SoderstromNew Venture Fund
20141$10,000No ActivityPenn Hill Group
20134$40,000Steven Valentine, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Ryan Severson, James Severson, W. Dennis Stephens, William Kirk, Dennis PotterK&L Gates LLP
20134$20,000Edward Eynon, Erica StockerMcDermott Will & Emory LLP
20134$30,000Robert Raben, Haley Griffen, Joseph OnekThe Raben Group
20133$60,000Steven Valentine, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Ryan Severson, James Walsh, W. Dennis Stephens, William Kirk, Dennis Potter, Bart GordonK&L Gates LLP
20133$20,000Edward Eynon, Erica StockerMcDermott Will & Emory LLP
20133$10,000Victor F. Klatt III, D'Arcy Philps, Alexander G. Nock, Rich StombresPenn Hill Group
20132$70,000Steven Valentine, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Ryan Severson, James Walsh, W. Dennis Stephens, William Kirk, Dennis PotterK&L Gates LLP
20132$6,428Porter DeLaney, Christopher Sullivan, Michele WymerKyle House Group
20132$20,000Edward Eynon, Erica StockerMcDermott Will & Emory LLP
20132$20,000Victor F. Klatt III, D'Arcy Philps, Alexander G. Nock, Rich StombresPenn Hill Group
20131$70,000Michael O'Neil, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Ryan Severson, James Walsh, W. Dennis Stephens, Steven ValentineK&L Gates LLP
20131$6,428Porter DeLaney, Michele Wymer, Martin BayrKyle House Group
20131$10,000Edward Eynon, Erica StockerMcDermott Will & Emory LLP
20131$10,000Victor F. Klatt III, D'Arcy Philps, Alexander G. Nock, Rich StombresPenn Hill Group
20124$70,000Michael O'Neil, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Ryan Severson, James Walsh, W. Dennis Stephens, Steven Valentine, Nicholas LeibhamK&L Gates LLP
20123$70,000Michael O'Neil, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, Ryan Severson, James Walsh, W. Dennis Stephens, Steven ValentineK&L Gates LLP
20122$70,000Elise Sweeney Anthony, Michael O'Neil, Daniel RitterK&L Gates LLP
20121$100,000Elise Sweeney Anthony, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, W. Dennis Stephens, James Walsh, Steven Valentine, Dennis Potter,Ryan Severson, William Kirk, Nyasha Akila Green, Chad See, Slade GortonK&L Gates LLP
20121$20,000Victor F. Klatt III, D'Arcy Philps, Alexander G. Nock, Rich StombresPenn Hill Group
20114$30,000Richard Gephardt, Kyle Mulhall, Scott BrennerGephardt Group Government Affairs
20114$60,000Elise Sweeney Anthony, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, W. Dennis Stephens, James Walsh, Steven Valentine, Emanuel Rouvelas, Slade Gorton, Irene NsiahK&L Gates LLP
20114$40,000Elise Sweeney Anthony, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, W. Dennis Stephens, James Walsh, Steven Valentine, Dennis Potter, George Koch, Emanuel Rouvelas, Slade GortonK&L Gates LLP
20114$20,000Victor F. Klatt III, D'Arcy Philps, Alexander G. Nock, Rich StombresPenn Hill Group
20113$40,000Elise Sweeney Anthony, Daniel Ritter, Paul Stimers, W. Dennis Stephens, James Walsh, Steven Valentine, Dennis Potter, George Koch, Emanuel Rouvelas, Slade GortonK&L Gates LLP
20113$10,000Michael StrattonMr. Michel Stratton
20113$20,000Victor F. Klatt III, D'Arcy Philps, Alexander G. Nock, Rich StombresPenn Hill Group
20112$5,100Mykel BybeeBybee Consulting
20112$10,000Elise Sweeney Anthony, Daniel Ritter, Irene Nsiah, Stephen Roberts, Ginger Niemann, Dennis PotterK&L Gates LLP
20112$20,000Michael StrattonMr. Michel Stratton
20112$20,000Victor F. Klatt III, D'Arcy Philps, Alexander G. Nock, Rich StombresPenn Hill Group
20111$5,000Mykel BybeeBybee Consulting
20111$10,000Elise Sweeney Anthony, Daniel Ritter, Chad See, Steven Valentine, James Walsh, Stephen Roberts, Irene NsiahK&L Gates LLP
20111$10,000Victor F. Klatt III, D'Arcy Philps, Alexander G. Nock, Rich StombresPenn Hill Group
20111$12,000Thomas Sheridan, Sara GuderyahnThe Sheriden Group
20104$5,000Mykel BybeeBybee Consulting
20104$10,000Elise Sweeney Anthony, Amy Carnevale, William Kirk, Pamela Garvie, Daniel Ritter, Chad See, W. Dennis Stephens, Paul Stimers, Steven Valentine, James WalshK&L Gates LLP
20104$36,000Thomas Sheridan, Sara GuderyahnThe Sheriden Group
20103$36,000Thomas Sheridan, Sara Guderyahn, Kevin MathisThe Sheriden Group
20102$36,000Thomas Sheridan, Sara GuderyahnThe Sheriden Group
20101$36,000Thomas Sheridan, Sara GuderyahnThe Sheriden Group
20094$48,000Thomas Sheridan, Sara GuderyahnThe Sheriden Group
20093$20,000Thomas Sheridan, Sara GuderyahnThe Sheriden Group
20092$37,500Thomas Sheridan, Sara GuderyahnThe Sheriden Group
20092$30,000Thomas Sheridan, Sara GuderyahnThe Sheriden Group
Total:$9,300,621

Funding

Financial Overview

The New Venture Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. In 2018, NVF reported total revenues of $405 million, total expenditures of $373 million (including grants paid totaling $205 million), and net assets of $372 million. [33]

An overview of NVF’s total revenues (including a percentage change from year to year), total expenditures, grants paid, and net assets from 2006 to 2018 is provided below: [34]

New Venture Fund: Financial Overview
RevenuesRevenue % ChangeExpendituresGrants PaidNet Assets
2018$405,281,26313%$373,007,693$205,351,216$371,491,214
2017$358,858,6410.40%$329,784,536$154,740,778$339,217,644
2016$357,581,31612%$264,546,947$114,285,885$321,816,285
2015$318,405,05677%$214,351,188$87,322,893$230,092,075
2014$179,424,94559%$134,487,602$56,602,126$125,811,198
2013$112,942,320115%$74,982,490$29,520,729$80,873,855
2012$52,519,09944%$39,574,786$17,076,406$42,914,025
2011$36,542,348117%$24,722,363$9,217,867$29,969,712
2010$16,813,261-37%$14,893,390$4,105,145$18,149,727
2009$26,812,567346%$13,847,145$3,206,141$16,229,856
2008$6,011,782261%$3,983,417$2,172,460$2,881,343
2007$1,663,363205%$1,315,615$10,000$852,449
2006$545,100-$40,399-$504,701
Total:$1,873,401,031$1,489,537,571$683,611,646

Donors to New Venture Fund

Between 2007 and 2018, the New Venture Fund received approximately $842 million in grants from 501(c)(3) public charities and private foundations. [35] While the IRS does not require NVF to report its donors, it is required to report its donation sums. In 2018, NVF’s biggest donations were for $63 million, $34 million, $24 million, $21 million, $18 million, $14 million, $11 million, $8.6 million, and $8.5 million. [36]

The following chart denotes grants made to the New Venture Fund over that period: [37]

New Venture Fund: Donors (2007-2018)Year(s)Cumulative Total
Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation 2008-2017$221,720,318
Gordon E And Betty I Moore Foundation2012-2017$61,351,104
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund2012-2016$58,704,606
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation2012-2017$49,268,657
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation2007, 2009, 2011-2017$45,243,500
Ford Foundation2009, 2012-2017$44,484,310
W. K. Kellogg Foundation2009-2017$32,111,025
David And Lucile Packard Foundation2008, 2011-2016$23,901,711
Wyss Foundation2007-2009, 2010-2016$21,336,600
Skoll Fund2014, 2016-2017$21,000,000
Silicon Valley Community Foundation2010-2011, 2014-2017$16,560,015
Howard G. Buffett Foundation2009, 2010-2017$15,404,196
Walton Family Foundation2012-2016$14,925,829
John D & Catherine T Macarthur Foundation2011-2017$12,455,000
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation2015-2017$11,483,777
Sean N Parker Foundation2013, 2015, 2017$7,500,000
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund2017$6,796,500
Novo Foundation2014-2016$6,593,000
Leona M. And Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust2013-2014, 2016-2017$6,207,593
Rockefeller Foundation2011-2012, 2014-2017$5,903,178
Schwab Charitable Fund2011-2014, 2016-2017$5,463,885
Pershing Square Foundation2016$5,250,000
JPB Foundation2013-2014, 2016-2017$5,100,000
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program2010-2014$4,839,302
Public Welfare Foundation2012-2016$4,417,000
Foundation To Promote Open Society2009, 2013-2016$4,092,000
Rockefeller Brothers Fund2007-2008, 2010-2013, 2015-2016$4,009,122
Charles And Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation2013, 2015-2016$3,938,000
Joyce Foundation2010-2013, 2015-2016$3,643,492
Bloomberg Family Foundation Inc.2015-2016$3,578,446
Carnegie Corporation Of New York2008, 2010-2011, 2013-2016$3,339,500
Blue Moon Fund Inc.2015-2016$3,333,332
Oak Foundation USA2012-2017$3,245,344
Satter Foundation2011-2013, 2015-2016$2,600,000
Tides Foundation2007-2008, 2010-2014, 2017 $2,575,086
Combined Jewish Philanthropies Of Greater Boston Inc.2015-2017$2,550,500
Neubauer Foundation2015-2017$2,550,000
Edna Mcconnell Clark Foundation2016$2,500,000
Heising-Simons Foundation2014, 2016-2017$2,385,000
Kresge Foundation2011-2013, 2015-2017$2,235,000
Bauman Family Foundation2012-2015, 2017$2,216,800
Klarman Family Foundation2015$2,200,000
GHR Foundation2012-2015$2,127,297
Mississippi Common Fund Trust2015$2,100,000
John Merck Fund2008, 2012, 2014-2017$2,028,500
S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation2014-2017$1,615,000
Annenberg Foundation2014-2017$1,592,778
Wallace Global Fund Ii2013, 2015-2017$1,581,000
Kendeda Fund2014-2017$1,540,000
Eli And EdyBroad Foundation2011-2012, 2014-2016$1,505,000
Gill Foundation2015$1,490,000
Surdna Foundation Inc.2011-2013$1,462,302
Nike Foundation2011, 2015-2016$1,461,000
McKnight Foundation2013-2106$1,276,000
Christensen Fund2011-2012, 2015-2016$1,275,500
Dick And Sally Molpus Foundation2014-2017$1,250,000
California Wellness Foundation2015-2017$1,222,500
Alfred P Sloan Foundation2010-2011, 2013, 2015-2017$1,212,940
Democracy Fund Inc.2015-2017$1,100,000
Chicago Community Trust2014, 2016$1,024,250
Campion Foundation2015-2017$1,015,000
Conrad N Hilton Foundation2011, 2014, 2016$1,005,000
Richard W Goldman Family Foundation2014, 2016$985,000
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc.2009-2012, 2014-2017$961,116
Raikes Foundation2015-2017$929,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation2011, 2013$921,628
Leonard And Sophie Davis Fund2013, 2015-2016$845,000
One8 Foundation2015$840,500
Swift Foundation2012-2017$813,200
California Endowment2010-2011, 2013-2017$791,250
Woodcock Foundation2014-2017$790,000
Marisla Foundation2012-2014, 2016$755,000
Bruce And Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation Inc.2015-2016$754,538
Civic Ventures2014$751,836
Perelman Family Foundation Inc.2015$750,000
Westwind Foundation2012-2017$726,250
General Service Foundation2012, 2014-2016$725,000
Pisces Foundation2015-2017$718,100
Simons Foundation Inc.2013, 2015$705,000
True North Foundation2012-2017$672,000
Osprey Foundation Inc.2012, 2014-2015$651,520
Fink Family Foundation2012-2013, 2015-2017$650,000
Overdeck Family Foundation, Inc.2015-2016$625,000
Skoll Global Threats Fund2015-2016$625,000
Energy Foundation2010-2012, 2013-2017$623,000
Irving Harris Foundation2008, 2011-2012, 2014-2015$603,450
Air Products Foundation2014-2016$575,000
Educause2013-2014$550,000
Robert W Deutsch Foundation2013-2017$535,000
Quixote Foundation Inc.2011-2012, 2014-2016$527,500
Annie E Casey Foundation2010, 2012, 2014-2016$516,000
Ppl Foundation2016-2017$515,500
Chorus Inc.2015-2016$510,000
James & Rebecca Morgan Family Foundation2013, 2016-2017$508,000
Foundation For Aids Research2017$500,000
Humanity United2017$500,000
Lumina Foundation For Education Inc.2012-2014$500,000
California Community Foundation2015-2016$491,000
John S. And James L. Knight Foundation2014, 2016-2017$485,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation Inc.2013-2015$470,000
Proteus Fund Inc.2016-2017$467,500
Arca Foundation2007, 2015-2016$460,000
Compton Foundation Inc.2011-2012, 2015-2016$455,000
Robin Hood Foundation2016$450,000
Jewish Communal Fund2014-2017$420,912
William Penn Foundation2010, 2012-2013, 2015$419,316
Alphawood Foundation Chicago2014-2017$400,000
Everett B. Birch Foundation2016-2017$400,000
V Kann Rasmussen Foundation Inc.2016-2017$384,600
Passport Foundation2015-2016$375,000
Start Something That Matters Foundation2015-2016$375,000
Chicago Community Foundation2011$352,110
Sidney A Swensrud Foundation2014, 2016$350,000
National Philanthropic Trust2011-2012, 2016$335,000
Michael And Susan Dell Foundation2016$333,333
Grove Foundation2012, 2014-2017$325,000
Bridgeway Charitable Foundation2011$322,739
Schmidt Family Foundation2012, 2014-2016$322,250
Foundation For A Just Society2013-2014$310,000
Grand Victoria Foundation2016$300,000
Wilburforce Foundation2007-2009, 2015-2016$295,000
Moriah Fund Inc.2012, 2014$290,000
Educational Foundation Of America2014-2016$281,000
Newschools Venture Fund2015$275,000
Avatar Alliance Foundation2015$250,000
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation2014-2016$250,000
Einhorn Family Charitable Trust2015-2016$250,000
JPMorgan Chase Foundation2017$250,000
Lenfest Foundation Inc.2016$250,000
Marguerite Casey Foundation2015-2016$250,000
Musk Foundation2014-2015$250,000
D.N. Batten Foundation2013-2014$246,000
American Endowment Foundation2015-2017$245,527
La Salle Adams Fund2014-2015$230,000
Boston Foundation Inc.2015-2016$229,500
Andy Warhol Foundation For Visual Arts Inc.2015-2017$225,000
Southern Education Foundation Inc.2014-2015, 2017$225,000
Walter S Mander Foundation2012, 2014-2018$212,429
Richard W Hotes Foundation2015$210,000
Park Foundation Inc.2013-2014$205,000
Cedar Tree Foundation2012$200,000
George Gund Foundation2017$200,000
Lumpkin Family Foundation2011-2012, 2014-2016$200,000
Mai Family Foundation2009$200,000
New Profit Inc.2017$200,000
Rosenberg Foundation2017$200,000
Wells Fargo Foundation2016-2017$200,000
United Way Of Greater St Louis Inc.2016-2017$198,608
Arcus Foundation2017$198,601
Nature Conservancy2013$197,500
Coydog Foundation2012, 2015$195,000
J. R. Albert Foundation2012, 2014-2017$195,000
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation2017$187,500
Rider-Pool Foundation2014-2017$185,000
Chestnut Fund2016-2017$180,000
Atticus Trust2015-2016$175,000
Hull Family Foundation2014-2016$170,000
Laura And John Arnold Foundation2016$165,000
Odysseyre Foundation2011$162,300
Gaylord And Dorothy Donnelley Foundation2012, 2014$160,000
Michael Reese Health Trust2014-2016$160,000
Newman's Own Foundation2016-2017$160,000
Seattle Foundation2010, 2014-2017$155,640
Rockefeller Family Fund Inc.2007, 2010-2011$155,100
Eleanor Crook Foundation2017$155,000
Wallace H Coulter Foundation2016$155,000
California Physicians Service Foundation Dba Blue Shield Of California Foundation2016-2017$150,000
Cricket Island Foundation2016-2017$150,000
Hyams Foundation Inc.2015-2017$150,000
Sara Blakely Foundation Inc.2015$150,000
William K Bowes Jr Foundation2016$150,000
San Francisco Foundation2011, 2014-2016$146,500
Family Alliance Foundation2010-2012, 2014-2016$146,000
Morningstar Foundation2013 ,2015-2016$135,000
Research Corporation2015-2016$132,500
Casey & Family Foundation2016-2017$130,000
Tow Foundation2014, 2017$130,000
Santa Barbara Foundation2017$128,200
Claneil Foundation Inc.2015-2016$125,000
Community Foundation For National Capital Region2013, 2015-2017$125,000
Kenbe Foundation2015-2016$125,000
Paul G Allen Family Foundation 2010$125,000
Sara & Evan Williams Foundation2014$125,000
L R Bauman Foundation Inc.2017$123,600
California Healthcare Foundation2014$122,500
Jennifer And Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation2014-2016$121,938
Baltimore Community Foundation Inc.2013-2014$121,000
A. L. Mailman Family Foundation Inc.2013, 2016$120,000
Gates Family Foundation2016-2017$120,000
NEA Foundation for Improvement Of Education2017$117,500
Pew Charitable Trusts2015$115,486
Kate Mcgrath & J. J. Abrams Family Foundation2013, 2015$108,925
Town Creek Foundation Inc.2013-2016$107,500
Orr Family Foundation2011-2012$105,298
Acumen Fund Inc.2012$103,206
Mary Wohlford Foundation2015-2016$102,500
Lisa And Douglas Goldman Fund2014, 2017$100,050
Ahearn Fam Foundation2015$100,000
Ajana Foundation2016-2017$100,000
Altman/Kazickas Foundation2017$100,000
Barra Foundation Inc.2014$100,000
Baton Rouge Area Foundation2010-2011$100,000
Bernard & Irene Schwartz Foundation Inc.2007-2008$100,000
Brainerd Foundation2015$100,000
Butz Foundation2014, 2016-2017$100,000
Charina Endowment Fund Inc.2014$100,000
David A Dechman Foundation2016$100,000
Dobkin Family Foundation2015-2016$100,000
Gold Bay Foundation2017$100,000
James Irvine Foundation2017$100,000
Lillian Wren Foundation2016$100,000
Linehan Family Foundation Inc.2016$100,000
Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation Inc.2014$100,000
MKM Foundation2011-2012$100,000
Orlebeke Foundation2017$100,000
Rosenthal Family Foundation2014, 2016$100,000
Southern Company Charitable Foundation Inc.2015$100,000
Stephen M Silberstein Foundation2015$100,000
Tiffany & Co. Foundation2013$100,000
Wallace Foundation2015$100,000
Wal-Mart Foundation Inc.2016$100,000
World Wide Technology Foundation2016-2017$100,000
Agua Fund Inc.2013, 2015-2016$99,500
Kavli Foundation2016$95,000
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation2016-2017$95,000
John Templeton Foundation2015, 2017$90,000
Minneapolis Foundation2015-2017$89,500
Turner Foundation Inc.2015$85,000
Jewish Community Federation Of San Francisco The Peninsula, Marin And Sonoma2011, 2014, 2016-2017$80,000
Melampy-Lawrence Charitable Trust2017$80,000
Patagonia Org2014-2015$80,000
Scott W Fitzmorris Trust 12052012 - The Swf Immersion Foundation2017$80,000
Bank Of America Charitable Gift Fund2013$75,000
Barr Foundation2013$75,000
Harry J Brown Jr. Foundation Inc.2014$75,000
Tulsa Community Foundation2015$75,000
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation2012-2014$75,000
Steward Family Foundation2016$71,173
Growald Family Fund Inc.2017$70,000
Johnson Family Foundation2017$70,000
Naomi And Nehemiah Cohen Foundation2014-2016$70,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation2014, 2016$70,000
Craig And Susan Mccaw Foundation2015$66,500
Bank Of America Charitable Foundation Inc.2014, 2017$65,323
Spencer Foundation2011, 2016$65,000
Columbus Foundation2016$64,000
Kl Felicitas Foundation2010-2011$62,400
Greenbaum Foundation2015$60,000
Hispanic Federation Inc.2017$60,000
Kohlberg Foundation Inc.2008$60,000
National Fish And Wildlife Foundation2015-2016$60,000
William B Wiener Jr Foundation2012, 2016-2017$60,000
Barth Family Foundation2014, 2016-2017$51,000
Alabama Power Foundation Inc.2015$50,000
Argosy Foundation2012$50,000
Barbara A Stiefel Foundation Inc.2017$50,000
Canning Foundation2016$50,000
Carsey Family Foundation2015$50,000
Casey Family Programs2017$50,000
Community Foundation Serving Boulder County2013$50,000
Daniel B And Florence E Green Foundation2016-2017$50,000
Diller Foundation2017$50,000
Eric And Wendy Schmidt Fund For Strategic Innovation2016$50,000
General Mills Foundation2017$50,000
Gordon Family Foundation 2010$50,000
Gray Cary Foundation2015$50,000
Leon Levy Foundation2017$50,000
Meyer Memorial Trust2012$50,000
Nellie Mae Education Foundation Inc.2013$50,000
New World Foundation2015$50,000
New-Land Foundation Inc.2009, 2015$50,000
Overbrook Foundation2015$50,000
Pepsico Foundation Inc.2016$50,000
Ray And Dagmar Dolby Family Fund2016$50,000
Renker Family Foundation2017$50,000
Rita Allen Foundation2016$50,000
Scherman Foundation Inc.2016$50,000
Shurl And Kay Curci Foundation 2018$50,000
Skillman Foundation2015$50,000
Sorenson Impact Foundation2017$50,000
Thalia & Michael C Carlos Foundation Inc.2016$50,000
Voya Foundation2014$50,000
United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley2016-2017$49,239
Pritzker Traubert Foundation2016$47,500
444S Foundation2016$45,000
Arkay Foundation2016$45,000
Delaware Community Foundation2016$45,000
Herb Block Foundation2011, 2014-2015$45,000
Peterffy Foundation2016-2017$45,000
Ayco Charitable Foundation2009, 2011, 2015$43,000
Avocet Foundation2014$40,000
Frances Lear Foundation2014-2015$40,000
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation2013, 2016$40,000
Summer Fund Ii2008, 2011-2012$40,000
Argyros Family Foundation2015-2016$35,000
Bobolink Foundation2012$35,000
Clarence E Heller Charitable Foundation2013$35,000
Common Counsel Foundation2015$35,000
Limestone Foundation2016$35,000
Meehan Foundation2016$35,000
Schooner Foundation 2010$35,000
Shachar Foundation Trust2015-2017$35,000
Vatheuer Family Foundation Inc.2015, 2017$35,000
Sierra Club2009, 2016$34,500
Natembea Foundation Inc.2010, 2012$32,320
Frederick Henry PrInce Testamentary Trust2015-2017$32,000
Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation2017$32,000
Barbra Streisand Foundation2013, 2017$30,000
Enlyst Fund Inc.2016-2017$30,000
Gilbert And Jacki Cisneros Foundation2016$30,000
Harlan E Anderson Foundation2016$30,000
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation2015$30,000
Isabel Rose Foundation 2010$30,000
Lutron Foundation2016-2017$30,000
Porphyry Road Foundation2014, 2016-2017$30,000
Tecovas Foundation2013-2014$29,000
Sandy River Charitable Foundation2013-2017$25,500
Aetna Foundation Inc.2012-2013$25,000
Ag Foundation2016$25,000
American Express Foundation2015$25,000
Arthur M Blank Family Foundation2016$25,000
Azby Fund 2010$25,000
Ben & Jerry'S Foundation Inc.2016$25,000
Chick-Fil-A Foundation Inc.2016$25,000
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation2014-2015$25,000
Craigslist Charitable Fund2015$25,000
David Bohnett Foundation2016$25,000
Ebb Point Foundation Inc.2015$25,000
Emil Kirchheimer Trust2014$25,000
Ettinger Foundation Inc.2015, 2017$25,000
Faro Foundation2015$25,000
George Kaiser Family Foundation2015$25,000
Hawley Family Foundation2014$25,000
Helmerich Trust2015$25,000
Kathryn B Mcquade Foundation2015$25,000
Leslie & Roslyn Goldstein Foundation2017$25,000
Liberty Hill Foundation2015$25,000
Marin Community Foundation2013$25,000
Mary H. Storer Foundation2016-2017$25,000
Menemsha Family Fund 2010$25,000
Miami Foundation2015$25,000
Michael And Jill Stansky Family Foundation2016$25,000
National Park Foundation2013$25,000
Paul And Joanne Egerman Family Charitable Foundation2016$25,000
Rose Foundation For Communities And The Environment2014$25,000
Samuel S Fels Fund2016$25,000
San Diego Foundation2015$25,000
Sierra Health Foundation2016$25,000
Stephen Case Foundation2014$25,000
Tomkat Foundation2016$25,000
New Visions Foundation2015-2016$24,000
Ronald W Burkle Foundation2014$22,622
Keith Campbell Foundation For Environment2013$22,000
Stuart Family Foundation2015-2016$22,000
Koonce Family Foundation Trust2014-2017$21,250
Barbara Lee Family Foundation Inc.2013, 2015$20,000
Cornell Douglas Foundation Inc.2016$20,000
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation2017$20,000
Helen Clay Frick Foundation-Tr2017$20,000
Kalliopeia Foundation2015$20,000
Laird Norton Family Foundation2014$20,000
Lalor Foundation Inc.2017$20,000
Ms Foundation For Women Inc.2016-2017$20,000
Open Door Foundation2014$20,000
Sister Fund Inc.2014, 2016$20,000
Susman Foundation2011$20,000
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation2013$17,000
Hillsdale Fund Inc.2015-2017$17,000
Gaia Fund2015-2017$16,000
Rauch Foundation Inc.2014-2016$15,500
Apatow Family Foundation Inc.2015-2016$15,000
Fine Fund2015-2017$15,000
Nancy & Miles Rubin Foundation2016$15,000
Peninsula Community Foundation Of Virginia Inc.2012$15,000
Seed Fund Grants Inc.2017$15,000
Telluride Foundation2017$15,000
Leichtag Foundation2016-2017$13,000
Movado Childrens Foundation2016$12,975
Thornburg Foundation2015-2016$12,668
Benton Foundation2015-2016$12,500
Flora Family Foundation2013$12,500
De Ramel Foundation 2010$11,750
Diana Oehrli Charitable Trust 2010$11,750
Ejmp Fund For Philantrophy 2010$11,750
Ada Brandon Charitable Foundation Inc.2007$10,000
Allergan Foundation2016$10,000
Amlicke Family Foundation2017$10,000
Angelica Foundation2015$10,000
Ben E Factors Foundation2015$10,000
Bernstein Family Foundation2016$10,000
Bushrod H Campbell And Adah F Hall Charity Fund2017$10,000
Carlo & Micol Schejola Foundation 2010$10,000
David Winton Bell Foundation2015$10,000
Donley Foundation2015$10,000
Earl And Brenda Shapiro Foundation2012$10,000
Ellen And Alan Levin Family Foundation2016$10,000
Eos Foundation2011$10,000
George Lucas Family Foundation2015-2016$10,000
Hauptman Family Foundation Inc.2011$10,000
Head Foundation2011$10,000
Henry P. Kendall Foundation2015$10,000
Hodge Foundation Inc.2010$10,000
Hunt Alternatives2015$10,000
Island Foundation Inc.2014$10,000
Joan And Lewis Platt Foundation2016$10,000
Kathryn J. Dinardo Trust Fund2014$10,000
Krl Foundation2016$10,000
Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation2015-2016$10,000
Liberty Prairie Foundation2015$10,000
Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust2013$10,000
Loughridge-Williams Foundation2012$10,000
Myers Family Foundation Inc.2011$10,000
Nia Community Foundation2016-2017$10,000
Philip D & Tammy S Murphy Foundation2012$10,000
Rasmuson Foundation2013-2014$10,000
Recanati-Kaplan Foundation2012$10,000
Russell Family Foundation2014$10,000
Samuel J & Ethel Lefrak Charitable Trust2015$10,000
Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation Inc.2014$10,000
Sunlight Foundation2014$10,000
Trehan Family Foundation Inc.2011$10,000
Underdog Foundation2013$10,000
Weingart Foundation2017$10,000
Western Union Foundation2015$10,000
Wunderkinder Foundation2011$10,000
Shell Oil Company Foundation2016$9,561
Just Keep Livin Foundation2017$9,000
Women Donors Network2014$9,000
Cartinhour-Woods Foundation Inc.2015-2016$8,000
Erickson Family Charitable Foundation2015$8,000
Larry R Rogers Foundation2015$8,000
David Rockefeller Fund Inc.2014$7,500
Harrington Foundation2017$7,500
Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Inc.2015$7,500
New York Community Trust2014$7,500
David & Anita Keller Foundation 2010$7,200
Blum-Kovler Foundation2011$7,000
Daphne Foundation2011$6,240
Parsons Family Foundation2016$6,000
Globalgiving Foundation Inc.2016$5,179
1772 Foundation Inc.2013$5,000
A.M. Fund2015$5,000
Americana Foundation2015$5,000
Cjm Foundation2012$5,000
Conservation Fund2016$5,000
Corinthian Foundation2016$5,000
Farvue Foundation Inc.2011$5,000
Fullerton Family Foundation2017$5,000
Gerald B Cramer Family Foundation Inc.2013$5,000
Gruber Family Foundation2015$5,000
International Paper Company Foundation 2009$5,000
Kraft Foods Group Foundation2014$5,000
Leo S. Guthman Fund2014$5,000
Lisa And John Pritzker Family Fund2011$5,000
Mead Family Foundation2008$5,000
Richard And Hinda Rosenthal Foundation 2010$5,000
Richard Meier Foundation2016$5,000
Rochester Area Community Foundation2017$5,000
Rotonda Foundation2015$5,000
S Kent Rockwell Foundation Inc.2017$5,000
Wege Foundation2015$5,000
Woodbury Fund2007$5,000
Zarley Fam Foundation2007-2008, 2017$5,000
Moore Charitable Foundation Inc.2016$4,800
Ceres Trust2016$4,000
Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation2016$4,000
Grand Total:$842,351,273

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

In 2018, left-of-center nonprofit the Rockefeller Brothers Fund donated a series of grants to New Venture Fund projects which totaled $1,192,359: [38]

  • $125,000 – For its project, PACENation
  • $122,359 – For its project, Pluribus Project
  • $65,000 – For the work of the President’s Council of its US Impact Investing Alliance
  • $25,000 – For its 2020 Census Project
  • $300,000 – For its Fossil-Fuel Reduction Campaign
  • $200,000 – For its Fossil Fuel Reduction Project’s International Energy Initiative
  • $55,000 – For its Redistricting Reform Project
  • $50,000 – For the Rework America Task Force of its project, Skillful
  • $50,000 – For its project, Media Democracy Fund
  • $200,000 – For its project, The Partnership Fund

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

In 2018, private foundation the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation donated a series of grants to New Venture Fund projects which totaled $7,417,000:  [39]

Approved for future payment – $2,183,000

Silicon Valley Communications Fund

In 2018, Silicon Valley Communications Fund donated $6,838,000 to New Venture Fund for general nonprofit support. [40]

Grants from New Venture Fund

The New Venture Fund paid out $205,351,216 in grants to other nonprofits in 2018; in 2017, it paid out $154,740,778 in grants. [41] It has consistently made grants to (unnamed) groups outside of the United States, including Central America and the Caribbean; South America; Sub-Saharan Africa; East Asia and the Pacific; Western Europe; Russia and Eastern Europe; and Mexico and Canada. These grants included support for, among other things, “advocacy,” “social action,” “civil rights,” and “environmental programs.” In 2018, NVF paid out $37,756,628 in foreign grants. [42]

In 2018, NVF reported that it paid out $14,566,321 in grants to other organizations that was used for lobbying purposes. [43]

A list of NVF’s grants to U.S.-based groups totaling $142 million is available below: [44]

New Venture Fund Grantees (2018)Amount
Sixteen Thirty Fund$26,747,561
World Wildlife Fund US$15,519,996
Voter Registration Project$6,925,000
When We All Vote$4,206,755
John and Mary R Markle Foundation$3,986,847
The Nature Conservancy$3,510,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation$3,078,589
America Votes$2,349,903
Hopewell Fund$2,258,354
The Global Development ubator $2,210,806
Economic Innovation Group$2,038,400
REFED$1,918,596
NEO Philanthropy$1,646,975
Business for Social Responsibility$1,404,262
Tides Foundation$1,360,000
Nature and Culture International$1,357,300
FishChoice$1,200,000
Better Schools Better Jobs$1,183,425
United States Fund for UNICEF$1,029,116
Civic Nation$1,000,000
CERES$993,333
Alaska Center Education Fund$990,000
Trout Unlimited$948,473
National Low ome Housing Coalition$900,000
Ocean Outcomes$888,638
Ohio Organizing Collaborative$840,000
Environmental Defense Fund$737,290
CDP North America$711,943
Huairou Commission$705,000
Council for a Strong America$650,000
Johns Hopkins University$643,534
State Voices DC$600,000
Amazon Conservation Association$582,000
Pnorama Global$527,750
Massachusetts Institute of Technology$514,411
The Leadership Conference$507,100
Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving$505,360
American Cancer Society$500,000
Public Advocates $500,000
The B Team Headquarters $491,666
Center for Civic Policy$475,000
Center for Popular Democracy$475,000
TakeAction Minnesota Education Fund$465,000
National Audubon Society$451,000
Tides Advocacy$440,476
Campaign for Accountability$425,000
Tides Center$410,000
Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County$400,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs$400,000
New Virginia Majority Education Fund$375,000
New Florida Majority Education Fund$350,000
North Maine Street Fund$350,000
ProgressNow Education$350,000
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation$325,000
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids$324,500
Duke University$321,602
Community Partners$315,494
North Carolina Citizens for Protecting Our Schools$313,625
The Regents of the University of California$310,000
Northeastern Unversity$307,446
Last Mile Health$300,001
Alaska Native Tribal Heath$300,000
Stop Deceptive Amendments$300,000
TOR Project$300,000
New America oudnation$294,165
Internews Network$288,121
National Institute for Reproductive Health $281,000
Center for American Progress$274,745
Public Citizen Foundation$272,531
The Regents of the University of California Santa Barbara$27,2275
Equal Chance for Education$264,063
National Network of Abortion Funds$253,500
Acronym$250,000
Council of Large Public Housing Authorities$250,000
Direct Relief$250,000
HoneyGuide Media$250,000
Igiugig Village$250,000
PICO National Network$250,000
PowerPAC Foundation$250,000
United Tribes of Bristol Bay$240,000
The Arab American Institute$238,750
Alliance for Youth Organizing$228,000
Center for Public Justice$225,000
Texas Organizing Project Education$223,000
Global Health Media Project$219,963
George Washington University$215,930
Mississippi Center for Justice$215,373
Cook Inletkeepers$210,000
Progress Michigan Education$205,050
Missouri Organizing and Voter Engagement Collaborative$205,000
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice$204,800
Pratham USA$202,816
Public Policy Institute of California$200,763
Arise Citizens Policy Project$200,000
Asian American Journalists$200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice$200,000
Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth$200,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation$200,000
Isaiah$200,000
Latino Victory Project$200,000
Partnership for Children Youth$200,000
The Black Teacher Collaborative$198,715
New York University$195,578
Sierra Club Foundation$190,000
Colorofchange.org Education Fund$187,500
Conseration Strategy Fund$182,500
Color of Change Education Fund$175,000
Conservation International$175,000
NBI Foundation$174,054
National Network of State Teachers of the Year$172,568
Faith in Public Life $170,000
Juvenile Justice Coalition$160,100
National Partnership for Women and Families$155,200
Southwest Organizing Project$155,000
Creo Family Office Sundicate $152,000
Community Change$150,900
Alaska Conservation Foundation$150,000
B Team Headquarters $150,000
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis$150,000
Jewish Women's Foundation NY$150,000
Oakland Public Education Fund$150,000
Patient Services $150,000
The Arc of the United States$150,000
University of New Mexico$150,000
Youth Together $150,000
Institute for the Future$148,000
Maine Peoples Resource Center$147,000
1000 Days$142,775
Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower & Rebuild$140,000
Wetern States Center$140,000
Naleo Educational Fund$133,700
Kids Rethink New Orleans School$132,000
Win Win Network$132,000
American Rivers$131,500
Oil Change International$126,325
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence$125,000
Keystone Research Center$125,000
Namati $125,000
National Black Women's Justice Institute $125,000
P Street Project$125,000
Public Radio International$125,000
Sacred Spaces $125,000
Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength$120,000
MN350$120,000
Virginia Organizing$120,000
The Keystone Center$119,100
Appletree Institute for Education $118,565
Institute for a Progressive Nevada$115,000
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Foundation$115,000
The Association of Public Data Users$115,000
Florida Institute for Reform and Empowerment$110,000
International Indian Treaty Council$110,000
Juntos$106,000
Common Cause$105,000
Innoation Ohio Education Fund$105,000
Missouri Jobs with Justice$105,000
William J Brennan Center for Justice$105,000
Ryse Center$102,500
Fight for the Future Education Fund$101,000
West Virgiia Free$100,200
Aushwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation$100,000
Baltimore Algebra Project$100,000
Bonneville Environmental$100,000
Boston Chinatown Neigbhorhood$100,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund$100,000
Doc Society $100,000
Drum Desis Rising Up and Moving$100,000
Early Milestones Colorado$100,000
Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan$100,000
Families and Friends of Lousiana's arcerated Children$100,000
Freedom $100,000
Girls for Gender Equity$100,000
Global Health Promise$100,000
GunsDown $100,000
Maine Equal Justice Partners$100,000
Mongabayorg Corp$100,000
National Urban League$100,000
Providence Student Union$100,000
Providence Youth Student Movement$100,000
Roosevelt Institute$100,000
The Poptech Institute DBA Poptech$100,000
YouthBuild USA$100,000
Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation (SOAR)$99,725
True North Media $98,500
We Are All Human Foundation$97,990
Helen Keller International$97,500
Political Research Associates$97,000
Akeela $95,000
Emory University$95,000
Healthright 360$95,000
Inquiring Systems $95,000
Women's Therapy Center$95,000
VoteVets Action Fund$93,000
Kentucky Educational Development Corporation$92,400
Children's Action Alliance$90,000
City of Oakland$90,000
Communities Creating Opportunities$90,000
Empower Missouri$90,000
Institute for Local Self Reliance$90,000
Food System 6 Accelerator $85,399
Catalyst Miami $85,000
Common Cause Education Fund$85,000
Connecticut Women's Consortium$85,000
Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health$85,000
The Afiya Center$85,000
Public Policy and Education Fund of New York$84,500
Nebraskans for Civic Reform$82,600
El Futuro $82,500
Service Program for Older People $82,500
Research Foundation of the City of the University of New York$80,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute$80,000
ACLU Foundation of Northern California$79,000
Pennsylvania Voice$79,000
REIL$76,247
APCA $75,000
Art of Yoga Project$75,000
Brookings Institute$75,000
Casa de Maryland $75,000
Center for Auto Safety - Safe Climate Campaign$75,000
Center for Food Action in New Jersey$75,000
CLAL - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership$75,000
Communities for a Better Enviornment$75,000
Downtown Womens Center$75,000
EarthWorks$75,000
Fair Trade USA$75,000
Feeding Indianas Hungry$75,000
Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado$75,000
Free Press$75,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence$75,000
Girltrek orportated$75,000
Greater Philadephia Coalition$75,000
Jewish Women's Archive $75,000
Mujeres Unidas Y Actives$75,000
National League of Cities Institute$75,000
Nonprofit Vote $75,000
Ohio Organizing Campaign$75,000
Stand$75,000
Stanford University$75,000
Stockholm Environment Institute$75,000
The Womens Rabbinic Network LTD$75,000
University of Chicago$75,000
University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab$75,000
West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy$75,000
West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition$75,000
Population Services International$74,735
Florence Crittenton Home and Services$72,500
Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center$72,500
The Center for Water Security and Cooperation$71,320
Hope Street Group$70,364
Food & Friends $70,000
God's Love We Deliver $70,000
New Jersey Resource Project$70,000
Project Open Hand$70,000
Rhode Island School of Design$70,000
National Conference of State Legislatures$68,227
University of Texas$65,730
Center for Media Justice$65,000
George Mason University$65,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation$65,000
Times Up Foundation$6,5000
Council of Chief State School Officers$62,859
Deeds not Words$61,672
Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership$60,750
Food Bank Council of Michigan $60,000
Men4Choice Education$60,000
Ohio Voice$60,000
Ole Education Fund$60,000
Stand for Salmon $60,000
Unemployment Information Center$60,000
Western Organization of Resource Council$60,000
ForeFront$59,736
Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice $55,000
Whole Woman's Health Alliance$55,000
People's Action Institute$52,500
Think Tennessee$52,500
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights$51,800
Media Mobilizing Project$51,000
All-Options$50,200
Aboriton Care Network$50,000
Accountability Lab $50,000
Advocates for Youth$50,000
Africa Civil Society Forum$50,000
Alameda Health System Foundation$50,000
Alliance for Gun Responsibility$50,000
American University$50,000
Big Bam FDTN DBA Breast Treatment Task Force$50,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation$50,000
CALCEF Innovations$50,000
Ceasefire Pennsylvania Education Fund$50,000
Center for Civilians in Conflict$50,000
Center for Coalfield Justice$50,000
Center for International Policy $50,000
Center for US Global Leadership$50,000
Charlotte Maxwell Clinic$50,000
Christian Connections for International Health$50,000
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition$50,000
Community Servings $50,000
Crisis Action$50,000
Faith in Action$50,000
Georgetown University$50,000
Human Rights Campaign $50,000
Human Rights Watch$50,000
Interfaith Children's Movement$50,000
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement$50,000
Kenwood Oakland Community$50,000
Media Matters for America$50,000
Minnesota Literacy Council$50,000
Missouri Budget Project$50,000
Montana Budget and Policy Center$50,000
National Association of Counties Research Foundation$50,000
National Congress of American Indians$50,000
National Consumer Law Center $50,000
National Hispanic Media Coalition$50,000
National Institute for Reproductive Health Action$50,000
National LGBTQ Task Force$50,000
National LGBTQ Task Force$50,000
New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund$50,000
One Earth Future Foundation $50,000
Orange Door$50,000
Planned Parenthood of Illinois$50,000
Plus Fund Paid Leave for the United States$50,000
Policy Matters Ohio$50,000
Progressive Leadersip Alliance of Nevada$50,000
ProgressNow Colorado Education$50,000
Project Angel Food$50,000
Protect Minnesota$50,000
Public Communicators$50,000
Shanti Project $50,000
Sitka Conservation Sciety$50,000
States United to Prevent Gun Violence$50,000
Texas Equal Access Fund$50,000
The Rose$50,000
the Women's Foundation of California$50,000
Trace Media$50,000
Trust Women Foundation $50,000
Virginia Civic Engagement Table$50,000
Virunga Fund $50,000
Wave Education Fund$50,000
Wild Salmon Center$50,000
Womens Rights and Empowerment Network$50,000
South Asian Network$49,999
Independent Diplomat$49,928
NEO Philanthropy$49,774
Stand for Children Leadership$49,700
Project Expedite Justice$49,615
Communities in Transition$49,575
Maine Initiatives$49,450
Population Action International$49,211
Invisible Children $48,957
President and Fellows of Harvard College$47,810
A Plus Schools Pittsburghs Community Alliance for Public Education$47,100
Action Institute NC$45,000
Pennsylvania Health Access Network$45,000
ProgressOhio Education $45,000
The Tedmed Foundation$45,000
West Virginia Citizen Action Education Fund$45,000
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health$45,000
National Economic and Social Rights Initiative$44,796
Resolve Uganda $44,458
National Peoples Action$44,000
UpStream USA $42,266
University of Alaska$41,859
A Place at the Table$41,642
Columbia University$41,422
American Bridge 21st Century$40,000
CARE$40,000
Center for Investigative Reporting$40,000
Congregations Caring for Creation$40,000
Food Bank of Northern Nevada$40,000
Garden City Montessori School$40,000
Great Plains Food Bank$40,000
Henry Lstimson Center$40,000
Keystone Progress Education Fund$40,000
Montana Food Bank Network$40,000
Montana Women Vote$40,000
Navigate$40,000
NM Café$40,000
ProgressNow New Mexico$40,000
Public Action Foudnation$40,000
Public Knowledge$40,000
Refugees International$40,000
Resources Legacy Fund$40,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund$40,000
Women's Cancer Resource Center$40,000
The Regents of the University of Colorado$39,779
Curry Soil and Water Conservation$39,144
The San Francisco Foundation$39,000
William Marsh Rice University$36,800
Peacetech Lab $36,000
The Black Church Center for Justice and Equality$36,000
Allied Media Projects$35,000
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha$35,000
Faith in Indiana$35,000
Land Stewardship Project$35,000
New Orleans Abortion Fund$35,000
Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management$35,000
Outfront Minnesota Community$35,000
Sunflower Community Action$35,000
The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus$35,000
Violence Policy Center$35,000
Staying Alive Foundation $33,000
Asian and Pacific Islander$32,000
Character Lab$31,930
The Sonoran Institute$31,572
United Philanthropy Forum$31,200
New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation$31,000
Center for Community Change$30,000
Earth Island Institute$30,000
East Providence School Department$30,000
Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City $30,000
Food Bank of Alaska$30,000
Harvesters the Community Food Network$30,000
Hunger Solutions New York $30,000
Libraries Without Borders$30,000
Make the Road Actoin Fund$30,000
Nautilus Impact Investing LLC$30,000
Nava Education Project$30,000
Rekindling the Dream Foundation$30,000
Unitarian Universalist Services$30,000
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District$29,000
International Researh and Exchanges Board $2,8000
Kansas Staff Development Council$27,900
Southern New Hampshire University$27,500
Literacy Council of Bowie & Miller Counties$27,400
Southwest Regional Education Cooperative$27,400
Tabernacle Education Association$27,400
Yeshiva University$27,122
Overdeck Family Foundation$26,946
West Virginia State Department of Education$26,600
Bellwether Education Partners$26,337
NWCCOG Foundation $26,000
Division of Jomeland Ministries$25,890
Atlanta Families Awards for Excellence in Education $25,700
Charles Surendorf II Art Foundation$25,700
ACLU Fund of Michigan$25,000
Appalachian Voices$25,000
Baylor College of Medicine$25,000
Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara$25,000
Chesapeake Climate Action Network$25,000
Climate Solutions$25,000
Coalition for Susitna DAM Alternatives$25,000
Community Action Partnership$25,000
Community Voices Heard$25,000
Dignity Health French Hospital Med Center$25,000
Education Northwest$25,000
Equality Ohio Education Fund$25,000
Equality Virginia$25,000
Fusion Partnerships $25,000
MedStar Washington Hopsital Center$25,000
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center$25,000
Miami Workers Center$25,000
National Academy of Sciences$25,000
National Digital lusion$25,000
New York University NYU Langone Medical Center and School of Medicine$25,000
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center$25,000
Northern Westchester Hospital Association$25,000
Northridge Hospital Foundation$25,000
Ohio Environmental Council$25,000
Progress Florida $25,000
Sierra Health Foundation$25,000
Sinai Health System$25,000
Social Good Fund$25,000
Southern Education Foundationn $25,000
St. John's Riverside Hospital$25,000
The Methodist Hospital Foundation$25,000
The Urban League of Philadelphia$25,000
Tufts Medical Center $25,000
Ventian Ohio Ation Network$25,000
VIP Education Fund$25,000
You Can Thrive!$25,000
Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico$24,900
Physicians for Human Rights $24,726
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation$24,679
City and Borough of Juneau School District$24,000
Dakota State University$24,000
Mississippi University for women$24,000
Muskingum Valley Esc$24,000
The Regeneration Project$24,000
2020 Mom$23,595
New Jersey Staff Development Council$23,200
Nami Minnesota$23,100
New Jersey Education Association$22,300
Voter Participation Center$22,000
Environmental Working Group$20,725
Institute for Education Research and Scholarships$20,600
Federacion de Maestros de Puerto Rico$20,400
Communities United$20,000
League of Women Voters New Jersey$20,000
Leland Stanford Junior University$20,000
Minnesota Voice$20,000
Safe Passages$20,000
Salmon Project$20,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth $20,000
Washington Community Action Network Education and Research Fund$20,000
Montana Professional Teaching Foundation$19,523
JustLeadershipUSA$19,201
Woodland Hills School District$18,900
San Mateo County Office of Education$17,200
Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council $17,200
Environment America Research and Policy Center$16,500
Chicago Votes Action Fund$15,199
CallowaynCounty Board of Education$15,000
Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable$15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation$15,000
Texas Gun Sense$15,000
Seafood improvement Collaborative$14,500
University of Florida$14,000
Bandon School District$13,561
Western Resource Advocates$13,200
Clark County Education Association$12,900
As You Sow$12,500
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors$11,000
Teach Plus$10,347
Alaska Community Action on Toxics$10,000
Amazon Watch$10,000
Bering Sea Fishermen's Association$10,000
Child Mind Institute$10,000
Clean and Healthy New York$10000
Crisis Text Line$10,000
Ecology Center $10,000
Emerging American Majorities$10,000
Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation $10,000
Good Projects$10,000
Hunger Solutions Minnesota$10,000
Indianapolis Congregation Action Network (Faith in Indiana)$10,000
Jed Foundation$10,000
Law Enforcement Action Partnership$10,000
Movement Strategy Center$10,000
National Crittenton Foundation$10,000
National Democratic Institute$10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council$10,000
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation$10,000
Rape Abuse & est National Network$10,000
Together for Girls $10,000
Trevor Project $10,000
Union for Reorm Judaism$10,000
Educate Maine$9,450
Jefferson County Public Education Foundation $9,400
Proud Haven $9,400
Barton Center for Diabetes$8,950
Brainy Camps Association$8,950
Camp Hertko Hollow $,8950
Camp Kudzu $8,950
Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes$8,950
Camp Nejeda Foundation $8,950
Camp Possibilites Foundation$8,950
Carilion Medical Center$8,950
Centeral Missouri Diabetic Childrens Camp $8,950
Childrens Hospital Medical Center of Akron$8,950
Diabetes Camping and Educational Services$8,950
Diabetes Solutions OK $8,950
Diabetes Youth Families$8,950
Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana $8,950
Diabetes Youth Services$8,950
Florida Camp for Children and Youth With Diabetes $8,950
Gales Creek Camp Foundation$,8950
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center$8,950
Idaho Diabetes Youth Porgrams $8,950
Kentucky Diabetes Camp for Children $8,950
Lifecare Alliance $8,950
Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults$8,950
Project Camp $8,950
Setebaid Services $8,950
Southeastern Diabetes Education Services$8,950
Tanager Place$8,950
Business Forward $8,000
Cleveland Public Library$8,000
Greenpeace Fund $7,536
Sickle Cell Foundation Support Group $7,500
Center for Youth Engagment $7,000
Partnership Project$7,000
Twin Cities Innovation Alliance$7,000
Public Allies $5,500
The Seed House - La Casa de La Semilla $5,425
The Atlantic Philanthropies (USA)$5,077
Total:$142,497,232

Consulting and Management Fees

From 2007 to 2018, New Venture Fund reported contractor expenditures totaling $142,937,638. Of this, $68.2 million was paid to its management firm, Arabella Advisors. A list of all contractor, consulting, and management fees paid by the New Venture Fund between 2007 and 2017 is listed below. [45]

New Venture Fund: Contractor FeesTotal (2007-2018)
Arabella Advisors$87,140,657
Purpose Campaigns LLC$21,443,5570
Bullpen Integrated Marketing LLC$11,915,145
DCI Group AZ$10,518,027
International Scholarship and Tuition SE$6,896,527
SKDKnickerbocker$3,020,363
Shepardson Stern & Kaminsky$2,887,402
GMMB Inc.$2,773,957
Hilltop Public Solutions$2,499,822
270 Strategies Inc$2,162,386
Bridgespan Group$1,894,826
Williamsworks$1,851,281
Home Front Communications$1,816,689
PBJS$1,718,448
Commonhealth Action$1,673,437
Global Flight Relief$1,516,838
S&B Public Solutions LLC$1,232,689
STTEP International$1,088,196
Fair Elections Legal Network$1,087,425
Ional Media Research Plan and Placement$997,787
Group Inc.$970,000
Ridgeback USA$659,998
Turly Pictures$638,729
Parthenon Group$605,000
Tempus Jets$586,248
Global Health Strategies$475,203
Spitfire Strategies$405,153
Restone Strategy Group LLC$400,000
Tigercomm LLC$220,573
Ziemba Waid Public Affairs$114,623
Izaak Walton League of America Inc.$54,500
Sum$171,265,499

Financial Documents

IRS Filings

The New Venture Fund’s IRS Form 990 filings were obtained by the Capital Research Center and are available here:

On October 20, 2009, the New Venture Fund changed its name from its original name, the Arabella Legacy Fund; that filing is available here.

The New Venture Fund’s application for recognition of tax-exempt status under the IRS was filed in January 2007 and available here.

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  39. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. 2018. Part XV. ^
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  41. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990) (multiple). New Venture Fund. 2017-2018. Part I. Line 13. ^
  42. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). New Venture Fund. 2018. Schedule F. Part I. Part V (Supplemental Information). ^
  43. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). New Venture Fund. 2018. Schedule B. Part II-B. ^
  44. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). New Venture Fund. 2018. Schedule I. ^
  45. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990) (multiple). New Venture Fund (2007 – 2018). Part VII, Section B (Independent Contractors.) ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Vatsala Pathy
    Board Member
  2. Daryl Dodson
    Board Member
  3. Harry Drucker
    Board Member
  4. Wilbur Priester
    Chief Financial Officer and Board Member
  5. Andrew Schulz
    General Counsel and Board Member
  6. Kyle Herrig
    Board Member
  7. Thomas Gibian
    Board Member
  8. Katherine Miller
    Board Member
  9. Yanique Redwood
    Board Member
  10. Lee Bodner
    President
  11. Eric Kessler
    Board Chair
  12. Heather Joseph
    Project Director (SPARC)
  13. Arkadi Gerney
    Project Director
  14. Bruce Boyd
    Senior Advisor

Child Organizations

  1. 2020 Climate Education Fund (Non-profit)
  2. Abortion on Our Own Terms (Non-profit)
  3. Accountable.US (Non-profit)
  4. AgroEcology Fund (AEF) (Non-profit)
  5. All Above All (Non-profit)
  6. Allied Progress (Non-profit)
  7. Avon Breast Cancer Crusade (Non-profit)
  8. Black Civic Engagement Fund (Democracy Alliance) (Non-profit)
  9. Center for Applied Environmental Law and Policy (Non-profit)
  10. Center for Disaster Philanthropy (Non-profit)
  11. Center for Secure and Modern Elections (Non-profit)
  12. Civic Engagement Fund (Non-profit)
  13. Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund (Non-profit)
  14. Climate Interactive (Non-profit)
  15. Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF) (Non-profit)
  16. Co-Impact (Non-profit)
  17. Collaborative for Student Success (Non-profit)
  18. Colorado Sustainability Campaign (Non-profit)
  19. Communities for Just Schools Fund (Non-profit)
  20. Conservative Leaders for Education (Non-profit)
  21. Constitutional Responsibility Education Project (Non-profit)
  22. Coworker.org (Non-profit)
  23. Demand Justice Initiative (Non-profit)
  24. Demand Progress Education Fund (Non-profit)
  25. Climate Fund (Democracy Alliance) (Non-profit)
  26. Democracy Fund (Democracy Alliance) (Non-profit)
  27. Election Security Project (Non-profit)
  28. Employment Technology Fund (Non-profit)
  29. Fix the Court (FTC) (Non-profit)
  30. Fund for a Safer Future (Non-profit)
  31. Groundwork Collaborative (Non-profit)
  32. Hope and Heal Fund (Non-profit)
  33. Inclusive Economy Fund (Democracy Alliance) (Non-profit)
  34. Keep Birth Control Copay Free (Non-profit)
  35. Latino Engagement Fund (Democracy Alliance) (Non-profit)
  36. Latino Victory Fund (Political Party/527)
  37. Make It Work Campaign (Non-profit)
  38. Media Democracy Fund (MDF) (Non-profit)
  39. Moving Beyond Oil Project (Non-profit)
  40. Narrative Initiative (Non-profit)
  41. National Network of State Teachers of the Year (Non-profit)
  42. New American Majority Fund (Democracy Alliance) (Non-profit)
  43. PACENation (Non-profit)
  44. Pluribus Project (Non-profit)
  45. Research Collaborative Fund (Non-profit)
  46. Restore Public Trust (RPT) (Non-profit)
  47. Safety Net Defense Fund (Non-profit)
  48. SAGE Fund (Non-profit)
  49. SalmonState (Non-profit)
  50. Save My Care (Non-profit)
  51. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) (Non-profit)
  52. Science Philanthropy Alliance (Non-profit)
  53. Secure Elections for America Now (SEAN) (Non-profit)
  54. Social and Economic Justice Leaders Planning Group (Non-profit)
  55. The Enough Project (Non-profit)
  56. The League (Non-profit)
  57. TheDream.US (Non-profit)
  58. Trusted Elections Fund (Non-profit)
  59. UnRestrict Minnesota (Non-profit)
  60. Vision First Project (Non-profit)
  61. Voter Engagement Fund (Non-profit)
  62. Voter Rights Action (Non-profit)
  63. We Mean Business Coalition (Non-profit)
  64. Western Values Project (Non-profit)
  65. Wild Rivers Project (Non-profit)
  66. Women’s Equality Center (Non-profit)
  67. Youth Engagement Fund (Democracy Alliance) (Non-profit)
  68. Youth First Initiative (Other Group)

Donor Organizations

  1. 444S Foundation (Non-profit)
  2. American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) (Labor Union)
  3. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Non-profit)
  4. American Federation of Teachers (AFT) (Labor Union)
  5. Angell Foundation (Non-profit)
  6. Annenberg Foundation (Non-profit)
  7. Annie E. Casey Foundation (Non-profit)
  8. Bank of America Charitable Foundation (Non-profit)
  9. Bauman Family Foundation (Non-profit)
  10. Ben & Jerry’s Foundation (Non-profit)
  11. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Non-profit)
  12. Bloomberg Family Foundation (Bloomberg Philanthropies) (Non-profit)
  13. Blue Moon Fund (Cassiopeia Foundation) (Non-profit)
  14. Broad Foundation (Non-profit)
  15. California Wellness Foundation (Non-profit)
  16. Campion Foundation (Non-profit)
  17. Carnegie Corporation of New York (Non-profit)
  18. Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Non-profit)
  19. Chestnut Fund (Non-profit)
  20. Chorus Foundation (Non-profit)
  21. Claneil Foundation (Non-profit)
  22. Compton Foundation (Non-profit)
  23. David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Non-profit)
  24. David Bohnett Foundation (Non-profit)
  25. David Rockefeller Fund (Non-profit)
  26. Democracy Fund (Non-profit)
  27. Diller Foundation (Non-profit)
  28. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) (Non-profit)
  29. Ford Foundation (Non-profit)
  30. Foundation for Civic Leadership (Non-profit)
  31. Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS) (Non-profit)
  32. Fund for Policy Reform (Non-profit)
  33. Georgetown University (Non-profit)
  34. Gill Foundation (Non-profit)
  35. Gordon E. and Betty I. Moore Foundation (Non-profit)
  36. Grove Foundation (Non-profit)
  37. Growald Family Fund (Non-profit)
  38. Harold Simmons Foundation (Non-profit)
  39. Heising-Simons Foundation (Non-profit)
  40. Herb Block Foundation (Non-profit)
  41. Howard G. Buffett Foundation (Non-profit)
  42. Hull Family Foundation (Non-profit)
  43. Human Rights Campaign Foundation (Non-profit)
  44. Hyams Foundation (Non-profit)
  45. Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation (Non-profit)
  46. James Irvine Foundation (Non-profit)
  47. John Merck Fund (Non-profit)
  48. Joyce Foundation (Non-profit)
  49. JPB Foundation (Non-profit)
  50. Kendeda Fund (Non-profit)
  51. Kresge Foundation (Non-profit)
  52. Laura and John Arnold Foundation (Non-profit)
  53. Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation (Non-profit)
  54. Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (Non-profit)
  55. Leonard & Sophie Davis Fund (Non-profit)
  56. Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund (Non-profit)
  57. Marguerite Casey Foundation (Non-profit)
  58. McKnight Foundation (Non-profit)
  59. Moriah Fund (Non-profit)
  60. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (Non-profit)
  61. MoveOn Civic Action (MoveOn.org) (Non-profit)
  62. Ms. Foundation for Women (Non-profit)
  63. Musk Foundation (Non-profit)
  64. Nathan Cummings Foundation (Non-profit)
  65. National Education Association (NEA) (Labor Union)
  66. NEA Foundation (Non-profit)
  67. NEO Philanthropy (Non-profit)
  68. New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) (Labor Union)
  69. New-Land Foundation (Non-profit)
  70. NoVo Foundation (Non-profit)
  71. Oak Foundation USA (Non-profit)
  72. Passport Foundation (Non-profit)
  73. Paul and Joanne Egerman Family Charitable Foundation (Non-profit)
  74. Pew Charitable Trusts (Non-profit)
  75. Pisces Foundation (Non-profit)
  76. Prince Charitable Trusts (Non-profit)
  77. Priorities USA Foundation (Non-profit)
  78. Prospect Hill Foundation (Non-profit)
  79. Proteus Fund (Non-profit)
  80. Public Welfare Foundation (Non-profit)
  81. Raikes Foundation (Non-profit)
  82. Resources Legacy Fund (Non-profit)
  83. Rita Allen Foundation (Non-profit)
  84. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (Non-profit)
  85. Robin Hood Foundation (Non-profit)
  86. Rockefeller Brothers Fund (Non-profit)
  87. Rockefeller Foundation (Non-profit)
  88. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (Non-profit)
  89. S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation (Non-profit)
  90. Sandler Foundation (Non-profit)
  91. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) (Labor Union)
  92. Silicon Valley Community Foundation (Non-profit)
  93. Sixteen Thirty Fund (1630 Fund) (Non-profit)
  94. Skoll Foundation (Non-profit)
  95. Skoll Fund (Non-profit)
  96. Skoll Global Threats Fund (Non-profit)
  97. Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation (Non-profit)
  98. Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) (Non-profit)
  99. Swift Foundation (Non-profit)
  100. Thousand Currents (Non-profit)
  101. Tiffany & Co. Foundation (Non-profit)
  102. TomKat Charitable Trust (Non-profit)
  103. Tow Foundation (Non-profit)
  104. True North Foundation (Non-profit)
  105. Turner Foundation (Non-profit)
  106. Voqal Fund (Instructional Telecommunications Foundation) (Non-profit)
  107. W. K. Kellogg Foundation (Non-profit)
  108. Wallace H Coulter Foundation (Non-profit)
  109. Walton Family Foundation (Non-profit)
  110. Weingart Foundation (Non-profit)
  111. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (Non-profit)
  112. Western Conservation Foundation (Non-profit)
  113. Wilburforce Foundation (Non-profit)
  114. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Non-profit)
  115. William B. Wiener Jr. Foundation (Non-profit)
  116. William Penn Foundation (Non-profit)
  117. Windward Fund (Non-profit)
  118. Wyss Foundation (Non-profit)

Donation Recipients

  1. 350.org (National) (Non-profit)
  2. ACLU of Northern California (Non-profit)
  3. ACRONYM (Non-profit)
  4. ACT for Women and Girls (Non-profit)
  5. Advancement Project (Non-profit)
  6. Advocates for Youth (AFY) (Non-profit)
  7. Alaska Conservation Foundation (Non-profit)
  8. Alliance for Gun Responsibility (Non-profit)
  9. Allied Media Projects (Non-profit)
  10. Amazon Watch (Non-profit)
  11. America Votes (Non-profit)
  12. American Bird Conservancy (Non-profit)
  13. American Bridge 21st Century Foundation (Non-profit)
  14. American Rivers (Non-profit)
  15. Appalachian Voices (Non-profit)
  16. Arab American Institute (AAI) (Non-profit)
  17. Arise Citizens’ Policy Project (Non-profit)
  18. Arizona Advocacy Foundation (Non-profit)
  19. Arizona Center for Empowerment (Non-profit)
  20. As You Sow (Non-profit)
  21. Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) (Non-profit)
  22. Association of Public Data Users (APDU) (Non-profit)
  23. Atlantic Philanthropies (Non-profit)
  24. Blueprint NC (Non-profit)
  25. Brookings Institution (Non-profit)
  26. Alliance for Youth Organizing (Non-profit)
  27. Business for Social Responsibility (Non-profit)
  28. California Calls Education Fund (Non-profit)
  29. California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Non-profit)
  30. Campaign for Accountability (Non-profit)
  31. CASA de Maryland (Non-profit)
  32. Center for American Progress (CAP) (Non-profit)
  33. Center for Civic Policy (Non-profit)
  34. Center for Community Change (CCC) (Non-profit)
  35. Center for International Policy (Non-profit)
  36. Center for Investigative Reporting (Non-profit)
  37. Center for Media Justice (Non-profit)
  38. Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) (Non-profit)
  39. Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) Action Fund (Non-profit)
  40. Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (Non-profit)
  41. Ceres (Non-profit)
  42. Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) (Non-profit)
  43. Children’s Action Alliance (Non-profit)
  44. Civic Participation Action Fund (CPAF) (Non-profit)
  45. Climate Solutions (Non-profit)
  46. Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable (Non-profit)
  47. Colorofchange.org Education Fund (Non-profit)
  48. Columbia University (Non-profit)
  49. Common Cause (Non-profit)
  50. Common Cause Education Fund (Non-profit)
  51. Communities Creating Opportunity (Non-profit)
  52. Communities for a Better Environment (Non-profit)
  53. Community Voices Heard (Non-profit)
  54. Conservation International (Non-profit)
  55. Cook Inletkeeper (Non-profit)
  56. Deeds Not Words (Non-profit)
  57. Desis Rising Up and Moving (Non-profit)
  58. Duke University (Non-profit)
  59. Earth Island Institute (Non-profit)
  60. Ecology Center (Non-profit)
  61. Economic Innovation Group (Non-profit)
  62. Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV) (Non-profit)
  63. Emerging American Majorities (Non-profit)
  64. Energy Action Coalition (Non-profit)
  65. Environment America Research and Policy Center (Non-profit)
  66. Environmental Working Group (EWG) (Non-profit)
  67. Equality Virginia (Non-profit)
  68. Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) (Non-profit)
  69. Faith in Public Life (Non-profit)
  70. Feminist Majority Foundation (Non-profit)
  71. Fight for the Future Education Fund (Non-profit)
  72. Ford Foundation (Non-profit)
  73. Forefront (Non-profit)
  74. Free Press (Non-profit)
  75. Fund for the City of New York (Non-profit)
  76. GenderAvenger (Non-profit)
  77. George Washington University (Non-profit)
  78. Georgetown University (Non-profit)
  79. Gill Foundation (Non-profit)
  80. Gordon E. and Betty I. Moore Foundation (Non-profit)
  81. Green Science Policy Institute (Non-profit)
  82. Greenpeace Fund (Non-profit)
  83. Guttmacher Institute (Non-profit)
  84. Highlander Research and Education Center (Non-profit)
  85. Hispanic Federation (Non-profit)
  86. Human Rights Campaign Foundation (Non-profit)
  87. Human Rights Watch (Non-profit)
  88. Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (Non-profit)
  89. International Indian Treaty Council (Non-profit)
  90. International Research & Exchanges Board (Non-profit)
  91. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Non-profit)
  92. ISAIAH (Non-profit)
  93. Jewish Women’s Foundation (Non-profit)
  94. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Non-profit)
  95. JustLeadershipUSA (Non-profit)
  96. Kentucky Coalition (Non-profit)
  97. Keystone Research Center (KRC) (Non-profit)
  98. League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) (Non-profit)
  99. Maine People’s Resource Center (Non-profit)
  100. Media Matters for America (Non-profit)
  101. Media Mobilizing Project (Non-profit)
  102. Miami Workers Center (Non-profit)
  103. Mississippi Center for Justice (Non-profit)
  104. Montana Budget and Policy Center (Non-profit)
  105. Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES) (Non-profit)
  106. Movement Strategy Center (Non-profit)
  107. Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) (Non-profit)
  108. NALEO Educational Fund (Non-profit)
  109. National Audubon Society (Non-profit)
  110. National Congress of American Indians Fund (Non-profit)
  111. National Consumer Law Center (Non-profit)
  112. National Crittenton Foundation (Other Group)
  113. National Democratic Institute (Non-profit)
  114. National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (Non-profit)
  115. National LGBTQ Task Force (Non-profit)
  116. National Network of Abortion Funds (Non-profit)
  117. National Network of State Teachers of the Year (Non-profit)
  118. National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) (Non-profit)
  119. National Urban League (Non-profit)
  120. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (Non-profit)
  121. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) (Non-profit)
  122. NEO Philanthropy (Non-profit)
  123. New America (New America Foundation) (Non-profit)
  124. New Florida Majority Education Fund (Non-profit)
  125. New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (Non-profit)
  126. New Virginia Majority Education Fund (Non-profit)
  127. New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation (Non-profit)
  128. Nonprofit VOTE (Non-profit)
  129. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Action Fund (Non-profit)
  130. Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) (Non-profit)
  131. Ohio Organizing Collaborative (Non-profit)
  132. Ohio Voice (Non-profit)
  133. Oil Change International (Non-profit)
  134. Faith In Action (Non-profit)
  135. Partnership Project (Non-profit)
  136. People’s Action Institute (Non-profit)
  137. Physicians for Human Rights (Non-profit)
  138. Planned Parenthood of Illinois (Non-profit)
  139. Policy Matters Ohio (Non-profit)
  140. Political Research Associates (PRA) (Non-profit)
  141. Population Action International (PAI) (Non-profit)
  142. Population Services International (PSI) (Non-profit)
  143. Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild (POWER) (Non-profit)
  144. PowerPAC (Non-profit)
  145. Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (Non-profit)
  146. Progressnow Colorado Education Fund (Non-profit)
  147. Project South (Non-profit)
  148. Public Action Foundation (Non-profit)
  149. Public Allies (Non-profit)
  150. Public Knowledge (Non-profit)
  151. Public Policy Institute of California (Non-profit)
  152. Refugees International (Non-profit)
  153. Regeneration Project (Non-profit)
  154. Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (Non-profit)
  155. Resource Impact (Non-profit)
  156. Resources Legacy Fund (Non-profit)
  157. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (Non-profit)
  158. Roosevelt Institute (Non-profit)
  159. San Francisco Foundation (Non-profit)
  160. Sierra Club Foundation (Non-profit)
  161. Sierra Health Foundation (Non-profit)
  162. Sixteen Thirty Fund (1630 Fund) (Non-profit)
  163. Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (Non-profit)
  164. Social Good Fund (Non-profit)
  165. SouthWest Organizing Project (Non-profit)
  166. SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW (Non-profit)
  167. State Voices (Non-profit)
  168. States United to Prevent Gun Violence (Non-profit)
  169. Stockholm Environment Institute US (Non-profit)
  170. Sunflower Community Action (Non-profit)
  171. TakeAction Minnesota Education Fund (Non-profit)
  172. Texas Freedom Network Education Fund (Non-profit)
  173. Texas Organizing Project Education Fund (Non-profit)
  174. The Trace (Non-profit)
  175. Tides Center (Non-profit)
  176. Trevor Project (Non-profit)
  177. Trout Unlimited (Non-profit)
  178. U.S. Peace Corps (Government Agency)
  179. University of Chicago (Non-profit)
  180. Upstream USA (Non-profit)
  181. Urban Institute (Non-profit)
  182. Violence Policy Center (VPC) (Non-profit)
  183. Virginia Civic Engagement Table (Non-profit)
  184. Virginia Organizing (Non-profit)
  185. Voter Participation Center (Non-profit)
  186. Voter Registration Project (Non-profit)
  187. VoteVets Action Fund (Non-profit)
  188. Washington Center for Equitable Growth (Non-profit)
  189. Washington Community Action Network Education and Research Fund (Non-profit)
  190. We Mean Business Coalition (Non-profit)
  191. West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy (Non-profit)
  192. West Virginia Citizens Action Education Fund (Non-profit)
  193. Western Organization of Resource Councils (Non-profit)
  194. Western Resource Advocates (Non-profit)
  195. Western States Center (Non-profit)
  196. When We All Vote (Non-profit)
  197. William J. Brennan Center for Justice (Non-profit)
  198. Win Minnesota (Non-profit)
  199. Win Win Network (Non-profit)
  200. Women’s Foundation of California (Non-profit)
  201. World Wildlife Fund (Non-profit)
  202. YouthBuild USA (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: January 1, 2007

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Dec Form 990 $358,858,641 $329,784,536 $383,435,182 $44,217,538 N $356,195,628 $2,981,865 $2,565,115 $252,299 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $357,581,316 $264,546,947 $364,305,889 $42,489,604 N $363,725,355 $3,205,477 $1,403,901 $236,660 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $318,405,056 $214,351,188 $264,453,055 $34,360,980 N $315,729,299 $2,100,649 $620,682 $160,833 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $179,424,945 $134,487,602 $143,413,906 $17,602,708 N $177,897,024 $1,222,950 $341,155 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $112,942,320 $74,982,490 $85,262,349 $4,388,494 N $111,843,284 $906,840 $192,196 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $52,519,099 $39,574,786 $44,254,337 $1,340,312 N $51,601,903 $764,640 $152,556 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $36,542,348 $24,722,363 $32,883,497 $2,913,785 N $35,238,110 $1,138,686 $162,836 $0 PDF

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    New Venture Fund (NVF)

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