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Learnings from our experience with the Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award
As a family of national civil society organizations, Asylum Access believes in the power of “proximate” solutions: we know from our experiences that those closest to experiences of displacement are best placed to confront the obstacles that face their communities. As the movement for refugee leadership in response to refugee issues grew stronger, and the calls for refugee participation made it into prominent spaces – like the (UN Refugee Agency) UNHCR’s 2019 Global Refugee Forum – Asylum Access looked inward and asked: Where do we fit? How do we help? By our assessment, the calls for change were surface-level and lacked pathways for implementation. We needed massive investment for system-wide change. At the time, it was hard to envision unlocking that kind of funding.
Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award Grants Over $24M to Five Non-Profit Organizations to Create Long-Term Transformational Change for Refugees
Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative Selected as $10M Award Recipient by Sponsors Chris Larsen and Lyna Lam.
Born of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition for $100 million, Lever for Change was created to unlock significant philanthropic capital that might otherwise remain on the sidelines and accelerate large-scale social change around the world. We embolden donors to make larger grants than are typical in philanthropy—$10 million or more.
Leveraging Your Bold Solutions Network Membership
Lever for Change's Vice President of Philanthropy, Dana Rice, offers tips for how we can work together to capitalize on your status as a Bold Solutions Network member.
New $12 Million Award Launched to Strengthen Democracy in the United States
The Stronger Democracy Award Seeks to Fund Bold Solutions to Improve Political Representation and Increase Citizen Participation
No more excuses: We have what we need to create the America women deserve
Creating a world where women finally experience true equality, in every way
Can Competitions Be Equitable?
In this Inside Philanthropy article, our CEO, Cecilia Conrad, makes the case that competitions can be equitable and fair if they are designed with that goal in mind.
Finalists announced for Equality Can't Wait Challenge to Help Expand Women's Power and Influence in the United States by 2030
The Challenge Will Award $40 Million to Accelerate the Pace of Progress Toward Gender Equality in America.
The Invisible Cloak of Feminine Leadership
In August 2020, our social impact partner, IMAGO Global Grassroots, hosted a coaching series focused on feminine leadership for members of our Bold Solutions Network, which matches donors with outstanding nonprofits and social enterprises from Lever for Change competitions.
Finalists Selected for $10 Million Climate Challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.
Award Will Identify Solutions to Decarbonize Transportation, Buildings, and Industry