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Equality Can't Wait Challenge Awards $40 Million to Four Bold Ideas to Advance Gender Equality in the U.S.
By: Marc Moorghen | July 29, 2021
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Competition Update

Hosted by Pivotal Ventures, MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett, and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, The Challenge Will Award Additional Funding to Two Finalists and Feature Top Ideas On the New Equality Can’t Wait Idea Lab Website

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Renewable Thermal Collaborative Selected as Awardee of $10 Million Climate Challenge to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S.
By: Marc Moorghen | June 22, 2021
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Competition Update

Funding Will Help Increase Industrial Renewable Thermal Energy 150 Percent and Slash Industrial Thermal Emissions 30% by 2030.

Announcing Meadows Institute as the $10 M Lone Star Prize Recipient
Lyda Hill Philanthropies Announces Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute as Recipient of the $10 Million Lone Star Prize
June 15, 2021
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Four Finalist Projects Receive Additional Funding to Improve the Quality of Life of Texans

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Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award Grants Over $24M to Five Non-Profit Organizations to Create Long-Term Transformational Change for Refugees
May 4, 2021
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Competition Update

Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative Selected as $10M Award Recipient by Sponsors Chris Larsen and Lyna Lam.

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New $12 Million Award Launched to Strengthen Democracy in the United States
March 25, 2021
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The Stronger Democracy Award Seeks to Fund Bold Solutions to Improve Political Representation and Increase Citizen Participation

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Finalists announced for Equality Can't Wait Challenge to Help Expand Women's Power and Influence in the United States by 2030
By: Marc Moorghen | March 8, 2021
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The Challenge Will Award $40 Million to Accelerate the Pace of Progress Toward Gender Equality in America.

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Finalists Selected for $10 Million Climate Challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.
By: Marc Moorghen | February 9, 2021
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Award Will Identify Solutions to Decarbonize Transportation, Buildings, and Industry

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Finalists Selected for the Lone Star Prize to Improve the Quality of Life of Texans
By: Marc Moorghen | January 7, 2021
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The $10 Million Award Will Focus on Building Healthier, Stronger Communities Throughout Texas

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Per Scholas Announced as Awardee of $10 Million Economic Opportunity Challenge
By: Marc Moorghen | December 15, 2020
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Competition Update

Today, Lever for Change announced premier technology workforce development organization Per Scholas as the recipient of the $10 million Economic Opportunity Challenge. Per Scholas advances economic equity through rigorous, tuition-free training for careers in IT and connects skilled talent from underserved communities to leading businesses. The “Proven Pathways to Transformative Careers in Tech” project was selected from a pool of 160 applicants and five finalists.

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Finalists Selected for Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award to Create a Durable Future for Refugees
By: Marc Moorghen | December 3, 2020
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Competition Update

$12 Million Award Will Fund Bold Solutions for Long-Term Transformational Change in the Lives of Refugees.

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