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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.
New $10 Million Award Launched to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes Around the World
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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5 best quotes heard at #AVPN2019
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) showcased the most impactful speeches at their 2019 AVPN Conference with this piece on the five best quotes they heard. Lever for Change CEO Cecilia Conrad’s keynote speech, which included an insightful quote from her mother-in-law, is among the five listed.
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Q&A: MacArthur Foundation's Cecilia Conrad On How A Single $100 Million Grant Can Move The Needle
The way Cecilia Conrad of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation tells it, there are many philanthropists with untold wealth on the sidelines while worthy charitable organizations striving for social change go unnoticed or under-resourced.
Connecting the "Will" with the "Way" to Expedite Change
Linking vision and strategy, dreamers and doers, changemakers and problem solvers. That’s the key to solving the challenges that confront communities around the country – and one of the main goal of Upswell. It’s also the goal of the MacArthur Foundation’s new nonprofit affiliate, Lever for Change, intended to connect philanthropists and social change organizations. Throw in the fact that Lever for Change, like MacArthur, is based in Chicago – where Upswell is headed this November – and we knew the stars had aligned!