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
- “Contributors.” Public Policy Institute of California. Accessed August 27, 2019. Original URL: https://www.ppic.org/support-ppic/contributors/. Archived here: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2019/08/Public-Policy-Institute-of-CA-Contributors.-08.2019.pdf.
- Vanessa Williamson. “The Filer Voter experiment: How effective is voter registration at tax time?” Brookings Institute. April 2, 2019. Accessed August 27, 2019. https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-filer-voter-experiment-how-effective-is-voter-registration-at-tax-time/