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Earth Day Reflections on Climate Change
By: Maris O'Tierney | April 20, 2023
Blog
With Earth Day just around the corner on April 22, the recent release of the United Nations climate change report has spotlighted the critical state of our planet. The report warns that we may soon surpass a dangerous threshold of 1.5°C global warming within the next decade, leaving many of us wondering how to prevent further environmental damage.
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2021 Swift Grants Update: The Task Force for Global Health
By: Vernon Smith | April 4, 2023
Grantee Update
Bold Solutions Network
Welcome to our blog series updates on Lever for Change's 2021 Swift Grants. In May 2021, Lever for Change introduced this Award to provide small grants to members of the Bold Solutions Network for collaborative projects. These grants allow some of the world's top problem solvers to leverage their expertise and work together to find innovative solutions in their respective fields. We are excited to share updates on the progress and impact of these projects as they unfold. Stay tuned for more information on the 2021 Swift Grants and the work being done by the Bold Solutions Network.
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MacArthur Foundation Perspectives: Reflecting on Community Solutions' First Year of Learning from 100&Change
March 28, 2023
Grantee Update
Blog
Through the Built for Zero methodology, communities are working together to make homelessness rare and brief, guided by person-centered, real-time data and coordinated strategies.
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Yield Giving Launches New $250 Million Open Call to Elevate US Nonprofits Advancing the Voices and Opportunities of their Communities
March 21, 2023
Press Release
Yield Giving Launches New $250 Million Open Call to Elevate US Nonprofits Advancing the Voices and Opportunities of their Communities
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How Social Impact Giving is Shaking Up the World of Philanthropy
By: Alexandra Silets | March 20, 2023
Media article
When it comes to philanthropy, it’s usually universities, museums, and hospitals that get major donations. But there’s a Chicago organization shaking up that paradigm.
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Breaking Barriers and Building a Better World
By: Kendall Ross | March 16, 2023
Blog
Happy Women's History Month! This special time is set aside to celebrate women's immeasurable contributions and unwavering strength throughout history. As we reflect on the sacrifices made by generations before us, we recognize that women have always been at the forefront of progress, driving change and shaping the world we live in today.
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Collaboration is the Secret Ingredient
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | March 2, 2023
Newsletter Article
A couple of years ago, I wrote an article about “the Power of Partnership.” Recently, I’ve been thinking about our partners and how we collaborate for greater impact. Many of the ideas I explored previously still hold true.
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Honoring the Backbone of Our Communities
By: Kendall Ross | March 2, 2023
Blog
Newsletter Article
Bold Solutions Network
As you wake up and get ready for your day, you may not realize the countless caregivers out there who are already up and working hard to care for the most vulnerable members of our society. These incredible individuals are the backbone of our communities, delivering essential care to those who need it most. On Caregiver Appreciation Day, we want to honor and appreciate caregivers for their tireless efforts.
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Transformative Initiatives Changing the World: 100&Change Impact Stories
March 1, 2023
Newsletter Article
Impact Story
In the world of philanthropy, the 100&Change competition stands out for its potential to catalyze meaningful solutions for some of the biggest problems of our time. Among the 1,904 impressive projects submitted in the inaugural round of the competition, four finalists stood out for their unique approach, strong partnerships, and vision for achieving impact. This series provides an update on these initiatives and their achievements over the past five years.
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Empowering MBA Students to Change the World
March 1, 2023
Newsletter Article
The world of philanthropy can seem mysterious and inaccessible to many, but a unique partnership between Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Columbia Business School's Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, and Lever for Change is bringing it into the classroom. MBA students are applying their learning to award over $100,000 to a nonprofit organization, gaining real-world experience in philanthropy and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact.

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