Research Collaborative Fund


Center-left Donors Collaborative

Project of:

New Venture Fund

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The Research Collaborative Fund is a center-left donors collaborative run by the Public Policy Institute of California. The Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) funding and fiscal sponsorship nonprofit created and managed by the for-profit consultancy Arabella Advisors.

Startup funding for the Fund came from Pierre Omidyar’s Democracy Fund, the Ford Foundation, and Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. 1

The Fund has provided grants to the Brookings Institution to conduct studies on voter registration efforts during tax collection periods. 2


  1. “Contributors.” Public Policy Institute of California. Accessed August 27, 2019. Original URL: Archived here:
  2. Vanessa Williamson. “The Filer Voter experiment: How effective is voter registration at tax time?” Brookings Institute. April 2, 2019. Accessed August 27, 2019.
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