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One of my early memories of my mom is watching her being arrested on the evening news. She and several friends were “sitting in” at the Trailways bus station lunch counter in Dallas, Texas. My mother, who designed and sewed her own clothes, always dressed up for marches and sit-ins. Even as a young child, I appreciated the performative aspect of her appearance—wearing a Chanel-inspired suit with matching handbag, shoes, and leather gloves, eating lunch at a counter where she might never have eaten voluntarily in a desegregated world.
Today, Pivotal Ventures announced an additional $10 million for the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge, thanks to support from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. The Challenge will now award at least three grants of a minimum of $10 million, with an additional $10 million to be allocated among finalists and determined at the award decision stage, bringing the total to $40 million for bold solutions to advance gender equality in the United States.
Always Growing, Auburn Gresham has been awarded the first ever Chicago Prize, a $10 million grant competition of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation that sought to invest in collaborative initiatives using physical development to spur economic activity, strengthen civic infrastructure, and improve the safety, well-being, and economic mobility of residents in the city's South and/or West sides.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Columbia Business School partnered to create an educational opportunity for students to assess the 100&Change Top 100 and select one proposal for a $100,000 award.
Lever for Change’s Bold Solutions Network aims to inspire philanthropists to dramatically increase their giving by connecting them with organizations and the highly-rated solutions that emerge from the open and transparent competitions we manage.
The 2030 Climate Challenge will Fund Solutions to Reduce Emissions in the Transportation, Buildings, and Industry Sectors
Last week, Candid reported that philanthropic giving in response to COVID-19 has surpassed $6 billon globally.
As we previously communicated, Lever for Change had planned to roll out various learning and engagement opportunities to all Bold Solutions Network members in March. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, some of those activities had to be postponed. However, we are excited to formally announce that our first opportunity, access to the Catchafire platform, has launched!
Like nearly everyone else on Planet Earth, we have been grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic both on a personal level and with respect to our work.
Cecilia Conrad, Managing Director of 100&Change and CEO of Lever for Change, shares a snapshot of how the Top 100 100&Change applicants are impacted by COVID-1
Kevin Scally, Chief Relationship Officer at Charity Navigator, explores the current landscape of nonprofit evaluations and provides insight into new data that can help shape public opinion on what makes for an effective organization.
Lyda Hill Philanthropies is launching a statewide contest to improve health care, unemployment and the environment.
The Lone Star Prize Seeks Solutions in the Areas of Health, Workforce and the Environment