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W.K. Kellogg Foundation announces five awardees to receive $80 million to advance global racial equity
By: Marc Moorghen | October 11, 2022
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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
By: Kendall Ross | October 10, 2022
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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
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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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Big Bold News: We Have Surpassed Our Initial Goal of $1 Billion
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | October 3, 2022
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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.
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Building on our momentum to move the world
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | July 7, 2022
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I am excited to share that we are on track to reach our goal of leveraging $1 billion in funding for outstanding organizations this fall!
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Recipients Selected for $22 Million Award to Strengthen Democracy in the United States
By: Marc Moorghen | July 7, 2022
Press Release
Competition Update
Stronger Democracy Award Grants $22 Million to Three Organizations Improving Political Representation and Increasing Participation in the United States’ Democratic Process.
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New $10 Million Award Launched to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes Around the World
By: Marc Moorghen | March 8, 2022
Press Release
Competition Update
Launched on March 8, 2022—International Women’s Day—the Maternal & Infant Health Award, sponsored by The Patchwork Collective, is a $10 million grant competition to help improve maternal and infant health outcomes around the world.
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The LEGO Foundation launches USD 143 million global competition to tackle early years development
By: Marc Moorghen | February 16, 2022
Press Release
Competition Update
Global competition launched in the LEGO® brand’s 90th year seeks transformational ideas to help solve the biggest global challenges facing birth to six-year-olds
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Finalists Selected for $22 Million Award to Strengthen Democracy in the United States
By: Marc Moorghen | February 3, 2022
Press Release
Competition Update
The $22 million Stronger Democracy Award will drive structural reforms to help improve political representation and increase the participation of all citizens in the United States’ democratic process.
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Celebrating Three Years of Lever for Change
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | February 3, 2022
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Lever for Change will celebrate its third birthday this month and we have much to celebrate. When we launched in 2019, we hoped to accelerate solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems by encouraging problem solvers to think big and by connecting those big ideas with donors willing to support them with large, multi-year grants of more than $10 million. Our team of six had serious doubts about whether we would succeed. Nonetheless, we set out with the ambitious goal of driving $1 billion in philanthropic funding to outstanding organizations by 2023.

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