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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.
Kristen Molyneaux, Vice President of Social Impact for Lever for Change, shares results from a survey of judges in the 100&Change Wise Head Panel.
"We assembled an extraordinary group of nearly 300 leaders, thinkers, and experts, from different sectors, fields, and geographies." - Cecilia Conrad, Lever for Change CEO, discusses judges on the 100&Change evaluation panel.
Lever for Change CEO Cecilia Conrad highlights the bold solutions proposed by Asian NGOs in the second round of 100&Change.
Kristen Molyneaux, Vice President, Social Impact, Lever for Change, shares insights from the Peer-to-Peer Review process for the 100&Change competition.
Lever for Change is excited to announce the Economic Opportunity Challenge, a competition for a $10 million grant to improve economic opportunity for low-income individuals within the United States.
Jeff Ubois, Vice President of Knowledge Management at Lever for Change, considers perspectives on risk in philanthropy and how it might be rethought.
Cecilia Conrad, Managing Director, 100&Change, provides an early look at the 2019 applicants in our global competition for a single $100 million grant.