Inspired by Harvard Law School alumni who have used their degrees and experience to pursue innovative methods of social change, the Public Service Venture Fund (PSVF) will award up to $1.1 million in grants every year to Harvard Law graduates pursuing careers in public service.
The PSVF awards two types of grants: Organization-Based Fellowships for postgraduate work at a nonprofit or government agency and Seed Grants for start-up nonprofit ventures that serve the public.
Organization-Based (Org-Based) Fellowships are fully-funded fellowships intended to help launch students’ public interest careers at the public service organization of their choice, that otherwise is not hiring at the entry-level.
Seed Grants provide funding for any project that is in an early stage, innovative, sustainable, and furthers social justice.
Organization-Based Fellows 270
Seed Grant Organizations Founded 20
Total Awards 13.6 M
Public Service Venture Fund Fellows have served public interest organizations across the United States and throughout the world.