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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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Finalists Selected for the $10 million Lone Star Prize

We’re excited to announce five finalists for the Lone Star Prize, a Texas-based competition launched in early 2020 to improve the lives of Texans and their communities. The Prize, sponsored by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, is a statewide competition designed to find and fund bold solutions focused on building healthier, stronger communities.

Lone Star Prize
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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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