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Lever for Change is a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation affiliate, whose mission is to unlock significant philanthropic capital and accelerate positive social change around the world’s biggest challenges. 

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$12 Million Award Launched to Strengthen Democracy in the U.S.

Launched on March 25, 2021, the $12 million Stronger Democracy Award will fund bold solutions to strengthen democracy in the U.S. Sponsored by Additional Ventures, with support from philanthropists Cipora and Vlado Herman, the Award will drive structural reforms to help improve political representation and increase participation of all citizens in the United States democratic process. The registration period is now open.

Stronger Democracy Award
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Bold Solutions Network

Lever for Change launched the Bold Solutions Network as a vital component of its mission to accelerate social change and help philanthropists overcome the challenges that often prevent them from achieving their philanthropic ambitions. The Bold Solutions Network website is a searchable online collection of summaries of highly-rated, rigorously evaluated proposals or, “bold solutions,” that emerge from open competitions managed by Lever for Change.

Through the Bold Solutions Network, Lever for Change is building a pipeline of organizations ready to accelerate social change and matching those organizations with philanthropists. For participating organizations, the Bold Solutions Network offers ongoing learning and networking opportunities to strengthen the impact of their work, raise their visibility and increase their potential to secure additional funding.

Bold Solutions Network

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