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Recipients Selected for $22 Million Award to Strengthen Democracy in the U.S.

On July 7, 2022 , The Patchwork Collective, philanthropists Cipora and Vlado Herman, ICONIQ Impact, and Lever for Change announced three recipients for the Stronger Democracy Award. The Award was launched in 2021 to drive structural reforms to help improve political representation and increase the participation of all citizens in the United States’ democratic process.

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Cousins Majed (right) and Majida (left) study on their iPads provided by the Basmeh & Zeitooneh Education Program at Shatila Camp, Beirut after switching from face-to-face learning activities to online amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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