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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
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.
Pastoral Women's Council founding members.
Breaking Barriers and Building a Better World
March 16, 2023
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.
Children and caregivers play outside, holding hands and standing in a circle
Honoring the Backbone of Our Communities
March 2, 2023
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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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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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.
A black and white photo from 1956. African American women lined up in "their Sunday Best" holding signs saying, "Let's Vote Now."
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | February 21, 2023
As we celebrate Black History Month, it's important to take a moment to reflect on the experiences and struggles that have shaped the lives of African Americans throughout history. For our CEO, who grew up in segregated Texas during the Civil Rights Movement, these experiences were especially significant. In her blog post, she shares her journey and the challenges she faced as a young African American woman navigating a society still grappling with race and equality issues.
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2021 Swift Grants Update: New Energy Nexus & Power For All
By: Vernon Smith | February 16, 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!
RRLI coalition member Refugiados Unidos providing educational services to forcibly displaced children at a community center in Bogota, Colombia.
Shaking Up the Status Quo
By: Ted Gregory | February 15, 2023
Impact Story
The Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award was designed as a $10 million competition to fund refugee initiatives. It ended up drawing $24.25 million, funding five programs and sparking a movement.

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