Although it has its own 501(c)3 status and has separate board oversight, Lever for Change is an affiliate of the MacArthur Foundation. Lever for Change’s four-year pilot is being funded with a $20 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and a $5 million commitment from Lever for Change Board member Reid Hoffman, who has committed to provide an additional $5 million for technology support, as needed.
Lever for Change board members include Julia Stasch, former President of the MacArthur Foundation, Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, and Dr. James Manyika, senior partner at McKinsey & Company. Stasch serves as Board Chair. Cecilia Conrad serves as the organization’s CEO; Conrad is currently a managing director at MacArthur and oversees 100&Change as well as the MacArthur Fellows program.