Timely Solutions to Strengthen Democracy
Following the 2022 midterm elections, Lever for Change is highlighting outstanding projects in our Bold Solutions Network that aim to increase civic engagement and strengthen democracy. We invite you to support one or more of the rigorously-evaluated projects featured in the collection below.
Announcing the 2022 Swift Grants Recipients
In 2021, Lever for Change introduced the Swift Grants fund, to provide small grants to Bold Solutions Network members for collaborative projects. This fund provided an outlet for the world’s top problem solvers to leverage expertise and join forces to find creative solutions in their fields.
Looking Back at Year Four of Ahlan Simsim: A Year of Growth
Sesame Workshop was the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural 100&Change challenge in December 2017 for its collaboration with the International Rescue Committee to create Ahlan Simsim, a show for a rising generation of children affected by conflict and displacement across the Middle East and North Africa. René Celaya of Sesame Workshop and Marianne Stone of International Rescue Committee share lessons learned from Ahlan Simsim's fourth year.
Civic Engagement Nonprofit IGNITE Awarded the 2022 Jack Dilenschneider Award for Social Justice
Lever for Change announced nonpartisan civic engagement nonprofit IGNITE as the recipient of a $10,000 grant to support partnerships to shift power to young women to become the next generation of social justice leaders.
LEGO Foundation Announces Finalists for $117 Million Global Challenge
Selected from 600+ applications, the Build a World of Play Challenge recognises 10 finalists with bold ideas to solve the greatest problems facing early childhood development
W.K. Kellogg Foundation announces five awardees to receive $80 million to advance global racial equity
Five awardees announced to drive an equitable future for children, families and communities around the world
Honoring U.S. Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 10, 2022
Indigenous Peoples’ Day honors the past, present, and futures of Native peoples throughout the US. At Lever for Change, we celebrate the outstanding projects in our Bold Solutions Network that are committed to American Indian, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian populations. We invite you to support one of these highly vetted projects centering Native voices, stories, and issues.
Chicago-Based Nonprofit Helps Donors Give Away $1 Billion Dollars
Lever for Change has now facilitated $1,064,000,000 worth of grants to outstanding organizations through large-scale challenges expanding philanthropy to underrepresented ideas and thinkers.
Big Bold News: We Have Surpassed Our Initial Goal of $1 Billion
I am delighted and humbled to share the news that we have surpassed our initial goal of helping donors award $1 billion in funding! Since Lever for Change launched as a pilot project in 2019, our mission has been to help donors find and fund bold solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.
Recipients Selected for $22 Million Award to Strengthen Democracy in the United States
Stronger Democracy Award Grants $22 Million to Three Organizations Improving Political Representation and Increasing Participation in the United States’ Democratic Process.