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Lever for Change makes positive change in the world by unlocking funding for solutions to global challenges. We address issues donors care about through custom competitions and our network of high-impact problem-solvers.

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Lyda Hill Philanthropies Announces Meadows Institute as Recipient of the $10 Million Lone Star Prize

On June 15, 2021, Lever for Change and Lyda Hill Philanthropies announced that Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute was selected as the $10 million recipient of the Lone Star Prize, a Texas-based competition launched in early 2020 to improve the lives of Texans and their communities. The Meadows Institute’s “Lone Star Depression Challenge” will improve quality of life and mental health care access for communities across the state.

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Bold Solutions Network

Lever for Change competitions provide the opportunity for donors, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to connect and solve global challenges together. The top-ranked solutions amplified in our Bold Solutions Network propose bold ideas on a diverse range of issues. Through this Network, we catalyze big investments in outstanding teams and accelerate large-scale social change. Lever for Change is on track to unlock $1 billion in philanthropic capital to scale high-impact solutions by 2023.

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