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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.
Throughout history, competitions have produced innovative ideas, creative solutions, and even new industries. In 1795, for example, Napoleon Bonaparte launched the Food Preservation Prize seeking a safe way to store food. Nicolas Francois Appert eventually won the prize (12,000 francs, equivalent to about $36,000 today) for his solution, which sealed boiled food in airtight champagne bottles. And in 1927, after crossing the Atlantic Ocean in one flight, Charles Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize, originally launched in 1919 as “a stimulus to courageous aviators.”
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
Five awardees announced to drive an equitable future for children, families and communities around the world
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.
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.
At Lever for Change, we help donors find and fund bold solutions to the world’s biggest problems. We provide philanthropic expertise, no matter the experience, staffing levels, or interests of our clients. Our team connects donors with our growing network of problem solvers through customized challenges. The finalists become members of our Bold Solutions Network. We work with Network members to ensure they are well-positioned to absorb philanthropic resources at scale and amplify their impact. Learning is vital to everything we do.
Changing the Way We Care, a global initiative promoting family-based care for all children and a 100&Change finalist in 2017, knows the best place for a child is with family. Jomey Joseph of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) India and Anne Smith of Changing the Way We Care explain why family care is critical to helping families to stay together.
Capturing and analyzing the diversity of gender identities, disability, and geographic distribution among our panel of experts who help evaluate project proposals is quite straightforward. It’s less so for their race and ethnicity. Last year, Lever for Change started testing a demographic survey with closed-ended options for race and ethnicity that are granular enough to be globally relevant and allow us to spot patterns of inequality.
In 2017, HarvestPlus team members initially shed tears over missing their shot at $100 million to solve ‘hidden hunger’ in Africa. Five years later, the organization is becoming a global force in addressing malnutrition.