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Starting with four countries in sub-Saharan Africa, NEST360 works to reduce newborn deaths in Africa by 50 percent in a decade.
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By: Ted Gregory, Guest Contributor | April 15, 2022
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A plan to reduce Africa’s infant mortality fell short of winning the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s first $100 million competition. Then plan leaders took their show back on the road.
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New $10 Million Award Launched to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes Around the World
By: Marc Moorghen | March 8, 2022
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Competition Update
Launched on March 8, 2022—International Women’s Day—the Maternal & Infant Health Award, sponsored by The Patchwork Collective, is a $10 million grant competition to help improve maternal and infant health outcomes around the world.
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The LEGO Foundation launches USD 143 million global competition to tackle early years development
By: Marc Moorghen | February 16, 2022
Press Release
Competition Update
Global competition launched in the LEGO® brand’s 90th year seeks transformational ideas to help solve the biggest global challenges facing birth to six-year-olds
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Finalists Selected for $22 Million Award to Strengthen Democracy in the United States
By: Marc Moorghen | February 3, 2022
Press Release
Competition Update
The $22 million Stronger Democracy Award will drive structural reforms to help improve political representation and increase the participation of all citizens in the United States’ democratic process.
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Ten Finalists Announced for $90 Million Global Challenge to Boldly Address Systemic Racism
By: Marc Moorghen | September 21, 2021
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Competition Update
Racial Equity 2030 will unleash transformative solutions to improve the lives of children, families, and communities across the world.
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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
Press Release
Competition Update
Funding Will Help Increase Industrial Renewable Thermal Energy 150 Percent and Slash Industrial Thermal Emissions 30% by 2030.
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Additional $10 Million in Funding Announced for Stronger Democracy Award
June 21, 2021
Competition Update
Today, we’re thrilled to announce an anonymous donor from the ICONIQ Impact community has contributed an additional $10 million to the Stronger Democracy Award, bringing its total to $22 million! Two finalists will receive a $10 million grant, the first from Additional Ventures and the second from the anonymous donor. A third finalist will receive a $2 million grant from philanthropists Cipora and Vlado Herman.
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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Competition Update
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
Press Release
Competition Update
Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative Selected as $10M Award Recipient by Sponsors Chris Larsen and Lyna Lam.

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