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How We Work

We avoid top-down models for the improvement of societies, but devote ourselves instead to an earnest search for fresh ideas that show unusual promise for significant impact.

We are willing to venture where others are reluctant to go; we remain patient in developing sustainable solutions; and we wish to convene diverse stakeholders to address common challenges. We seek out these ideas from both traditional and non-traditional sources, including academic research and conversations with grassroots organizers.

While we do not accept unsolicited proposals or requests for funding, we are increasingly inviting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) to deepen our funding in key areas of our work. Whenever such opportunities are available, they are clearly posted on our homepage.

Across its work, NoVo invests in a set of well-defined strategic initiatives, with non-profit and funder-partners, in ways that work to accomplish goals towards a larger vision.

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