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2021 Swift Grants Update: Bard College & University of Waterloo
By: Dr. Eban Goodstein | November 17, 2022
Grantee Update
Bold Solutions Network
In March 2022, over 350 colleges, universities, high schools, primary schools, and other institutions in more than 60 countries – and over 50,000 people – participated in the WorldWide Teach-in on Climate and Justice led by Bard College and the University of Waterloo.
Changing The Way We Care helps families at risk of separation remain together in Guatemala by working with parents to start small businesses.
Creating A Catalyst
By: Ted Gregory, Guest Contributor | November 14, 2022
Impact Story
Changing The Way We Care was a finalist in the MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural 100&Change challenge. Five years later, it’s sparking global momentum to reform institutionalized childcare.
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Timely Solutions to Strengthen Democracy
November 10, 2022
Bold Solutions Network
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.
Ahlan Simsim’s Gargur helps a friend fetch water at Zaatari camp, Jordan.
Looking Back at Year Four of Ahlan Simsim: A Year of Growth
November 10, 2022
Bold Solutions Network
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.
Announcing the 2022 Swift Grants Recipients
By: Vernon Smith | November 10, 2022
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.
Civic Engagement Nonprofit IGNITE Awarded the 2022 Jack Dilenschneider Award for Social Justice
November 4, 2022
Press Release
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.
Build A World Of Play Challenge
LEGO Foundation Announces Finalists for $117 Million Global Challenge
By: Marc Moorghen | October 20, 2022
Press Release
Competition Update
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
By: Marc Moorghen | October 11, 2022
Press Release
Competition Update
Five awardees announced to drive an equitable future for children, families and communities around the world
Equality Can't Wait Challenge Awardee: The Future is Indigenous Women
Honoring U.S. Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 10, 2022
October 10, 2022
Newsletter Article
Bold Solutions Network
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.
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Chicago-Based Nonprofit Helps Donors Give Away $1 Billion Dollars
By: Marc Moorghen | October 6, 2022
Press Release
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.

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