United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Curated Collection

Embark on a journey of hope and change with Lever for Change as we delve into the inspiring initiatives of 17 exceptional organizations. Guided by the visionary objectives of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78) in 2023, these organizations are part of Lever for Change's Bold Solutions Network. Together, they are driving remarkable progress towards the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing issues from hunger and health to environmental sustainability. Explore their impactful work and discover how your support can contribute to a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

Guided by the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78) in September 2023, Lever for Change invites you to learn more about 17 top-rated solutions from our Bold Solutions Network, a collection of highly-rated proposals submitted to challenges designed and managed by Lever for Change, driving progress toward the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This progress is illustrated by HarvestPlus, who, by the end of 2023, in support of SDG 2 – Zero Hunger, will have aided over 100 million people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America in consuming nutrient-enriched staple crops, which reverse micronutrient deficiencies, improve cognition, and physical activity, and decrease illness. Furthermore, in pursuit of SDG 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing, Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute, strives to end an estimated 500,000 preventable deaths among 104 million tribal and marginalized populations across India. These organizations, and the others identified in the below curated list, work tirelessly to tackle our world's biggest challenges, from poverty and hunger to environmental degradation and climate change, and exemplify the UNGA 78 theme of 'Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress, and sustainability for all.'

Please review the curated list to learn more about each organization's work and how their impact drives progress toward the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals. With your support, these organizations can continue their work toward a more sustainable and just future for all.

Navigating this Collection

There are 17 projects featured in this collection, organized by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. You will find a brief snapshot for each proposal where you can gather key organizational details and project information that was captured during the challenge process. For ease of viewing, you may click on each tile to expand the snapshot.

Next Steps

These organizations are ready to solve critical problems and are seeking resources to implement their solutions. Please contact Karen Minkel, Philanthropy Director at Lever for Change, if you are interested in any of the following:

  1. Requesting additional information about a proposal: We are happy to provide you with an organization’s full proposal and a summary of evaluations and due diligence, if available.
  2. Connecting with the organizations: We can also facilitate introductions to the organizations featured on this list so you can learn more about their work and ask specific funding questions.
  3. Supporting organizations: Ready to support one of these compelling solutions? We can answer questions you may have about how to best support the selected proposal(s) and/or organization(s).
  4. Requesting a curated list: If you have other philanthropic interest areas, we are happy to create a customized curated list that reflects your topics or geographies of interest.

Please let us know if you supported one of the projects on this curated list.

Lever for Change has an ambitious goal to unlock $2.5 billion in funding for bold solutions by the end of 2025. Support provided by donors to Bold Solutions Network projects is a vital component of our efforts to meet this goal. We are thankful for the important role donors play in helping Lever for Change accelerate social change.

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