NMV's 2020 Open Call is Live!
Wrestling with the challenges facing our democracy? We want to hear from you!
NMV's 2020 Open Call is LIVE - Apply Today!
We’re excited to announce the 2020 New Media Ventures Open Call!
The open call is the most powerful tool we know for identifying the movements, technology, and media powering campaigns for change. Over the last decade, we've invested in startups that have gone on to shape the field ahead of the 2020 election. But we can't stop now. NMV’s mission is to fund early-stage progressive innovation beyond any one election cycle. That’s why we're excited to fund the next wave of activists and entrepreneurs wrestling with the big challenges facing our democracy. If you’re building an innovative solution, we want to hear from you!
From February 3rd to March 2nd, NMV is looking for scalable nonprofit and for-profit projects from diverse, mission-driven teams. Ideal for early-stage startups, the fund will disburse grants and investments from $50k to $250k.
But funding is just the beginning. Startups in our portfolio will also:
What We’re Funding
Over the past decade, NMV has supported more than 80 fast-growing social change startups including Blavity, Sister District, MobilizeAmerica, Mijente, and the Center for Technology & Civic Life.
This year, we’re especially eager to hear from startups that are:
We particularly want to support underrepresented founders with first-hand experience of the problems they’re trying to solve.
And because we know change comes in many forms, we fund projects across a range of fiscal structures and governance models. You could be eligible if your venture is a:
If you’re building movements, technology, and media to power the future, we want to hear from you. Apply today!
Need More Information?
You’ll find many answers in our extensive FAQs — including what you should consider when deciding if your project is a good fit.
If you’re still not sure you should apply, check out these resources:
We can’t wait to welcome the next cohort of leaders shaping the future.
The application will close March 2, at 11:59pm PT. Don’t wait – apply now!