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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.

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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
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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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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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October 13, 2020
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Since its founding in 2019, Lever for Change has partnered with donors to launch nine competitions, ranging from racial and gender equity to economic development and climate change.

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New $90 Million Global Challenge to Fund Bold Solutions to Address Systemic Inequities
October 13, 2020
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Competition Update

Racial Equity 2030 seeks to scale transformative ideas that will improve the lives of children, families and communities across the globe.

Pritzker Traubert Foundation announces recipient of the Chicago Prize
August 7, 2020
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Competition Update

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.

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