Investors & Partners
Lever for Change’s pilot is being funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Lever for Change Board member Reid Hoffman.
Lever for Change partners with donors to connect them with nonprofits and problem solvers they can be excited and confident about funding. It does so by administering custom competitions, or "challenges," and by matching donors with the highly-rated, vetted proposals that such challenges yield. In addition to three anonymous donors, current donor partners include:
Donor Collaborative and Philanthropic Advisor Partners
Lever for Change partners with donor collaboratives and philanthropic advisors to identify their members who are interested in funding challenges or the vetted proposals in the Bold Solutions Network. These partners may also encourage their members to participate as challenge judges and to share information about challenges with organizations who may wish to apply. Current Donor Collaborative and Philanthropic Advisor Partners:
Lever for Change works with Strategic Partners to create and manage our challenges, from subject matter research to strategic guidance and technical support. Current Strategic Partners include:
For each challenge, Lever for Change partners with our Impact Partners to provide value-added technical support to finalists during the second stage of the process. These technical advisors can help organizations and teams build stronger plans and identify gaps or weaknesses in their proposed projects and systems. Our goal is to have all finalists emerge with strong, fundable plans enhanced with support from the technical advisors we provide during the challenge process. Current Impact Partners include: