Bold Solutions Network Small Grants & Awards

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.


Swift Grants

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!

See a preview of the full application and apply! All applications must be submitted via SurveyMonkey by Friday, July 8th, 2022, 5:00pm CDT.

Five awardees will be selected in late Fall 2022. If you have any questions about Swift Grants or the selection process, please email us.

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2021 Swift Grantees

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

The inaugural Dilenschneider awardee, JUST Community, received the first Dilenschneider Award in 2021. Learn more about their work with Black and Latina female entrepreneurs in Texas!

Stay tuned for new funding opportunities!

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