In an effort to support Bold Solutions Network members’ work, Lever for Change offers small grants periodically. Small grant and award opportunities are open to Bold Solutions Network members only.
We believe bold solutions come in all sizes – even small projects, like an awareness campaign or a virtual networking conference, can make a big impact and help change lives. With Swift Grants, Lever for Change is looking to support partnership building between Bold Solutions Network members to tackle the world’s most pressing problems on a small scale.
Since 2020, members from various fields have connected and shared expertise through our capacity-building offerings. We have seen relationships being built and strengthened as organizations realize the similarities they have in challenges, barriers, and mission goals. Through collaborative small projects, Bold Solutions Network members can combine resources for social impact and work together to achieve a common goal.
Swift Grants for 2022 are now open!
Five awardees will be selected in late Fall 2022. If you have any questions about Swift Grants or the selection process, please email us.Apply now
2021 Swift Grantees
- Bard College & University of Waterloo
- The Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc., & Helen Keller International
- New Energy Nexus & Power For All
- Talent Beyond Boundaries & Southern New Hampshire University (Global Education Movement)
- Task Force for Global Health’s Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center, and Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics
Learn more about the 2021 Swift Grantees and their collaborative projects!
The Jack Dilenschneider Award for Social Justice
The Bold Solutions Network comprises the world’s top social justice organizations. From workers right, to land rights, members work daily to advance equity for marginalized communities in over 80 countries. Lever for Change is excited to announce the opening of the annual Jack Dilenschneider Award for Social Justice!
This grant is funded by the Dilenschneider family in honor of John J. "Jack" Dilenschneider to recognize outstanding organizations working on social justice. The purpose of the Award is to provide an appropriate recipient that promotes social justice, in the spirit of Jack Dilenschneider. This annual $10,000 award will provide funding to one Bold Solutions Network Member for general operating purposes.
Bold Solutions Network members may nominate themselves or be nominated by another member in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about eligibility and the selection process. Submit a nomination by Friday, July 22nd, 2022, 5:00pm CDT.
An awardee will be selected in late Fall 2022. If you have any questions about the Dilenschneider Award or the selection process, please email us.
2021 Dilenschneider Awardee
Stay tuned for new funding opportunities!