In 2021, Lever for Change introduced the Swift Grants fund, to provide small grants to Bold Solutions Network members for collaborative projects. Since its inception, Bold Solutions Network members have leveraged nearly $300K and their diverse expertise to push bold solutions around the world.
This year, we received proposals for innovative, collaborative projects addressing child literacy, empowering caregivers, expediting electrification to address climate change, and more. In total, we have selected six projects for funding.
Congratulations to the 2023 Swift Grants Awardees!
- Caring Across Generations & MomsRising Education Fund: The two organizations will develop a campaign that will collect compelling stories from caregivers through a hotline that will be disseminated on a national platform. The Care in Common project aims to transform the public’s perception of caregivers and shed light on the gaps in the current long-term care system.
- Clinton Health Access Initiative & the Special Olympics: The two organizations will host a session on disability inclusion at the 2023 World Health Summit with participants with disabilities from the Global South. The session aims to mobilize global health actors to improve health outcomes for roughly 1.3 billion people with disabilities worldwide.
- OneSky & IDinsight: The two organizations will create data dashboards to scale data analytics for Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training. These dashboards will help monitor progress and programmatic quality to foster a data-driven decision-making culture.
- Landesa and Pastoral Women’s Council Tanzania: The two organizations will conduct a research project that will increase understanding of the communal land rights challenges and limitations faced by Tanzanian pastoralist women in Embaash and Enkikaret villages. The research will examine land access and ownership and explore potential benefits and outcomes that arise from securing and strengthening women's land rights and participation in decision-making within land management structures.
- Power for All & RMI: The two organizations will develop the first in a series of joint publications to share learnings, best practices, gaps, and needs on integrated electrification approaches. These publications will be used to create a global Community of Practice that will galvanize stakeholders to accelerate the uptake and replication of integrated approaches at scale.
- War Child Holland & World Vision: The two organizations will scale War Child’s Can’t Wait to Learn self-guided, tablet-based primary educational program in Chad. This project aims to increase literacy and numeracy for children in hard to reach areas.
Over the next year, each team will use their $25,000 Swift Grants to implement their respective projects. The teams will share their lessons learned and progress at the end of their grant periods, so stay tuned – sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates.
We look forward to seeing the big impact of these small projects.