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MacKenzie Scott funds members of our Bold Solutions Network
August 3, 2020
Media article
Bold Solutions Network Update

Last week, MacKenzie Scott announced $1.67 billion in grants to 116 organizations, following up on her Giving Pledge commitment to give away her personal fortune during her lifetime.

Business Journal: Birmingham scientist tapped for $30M grant selection committee
July 31, 2020
Media article

Local biological scientist Dr. Adrienne Starks has been selected to serve on a committee that will award $30 million to expand the power and influence of women in the United States by 2030.

Better Magazine: An Interview with Changemaker Cecilia Conrad
By: Susan Noyes | July 1, 2020
Media article

Cecilia Conrad is that rare individual who can do more work than multiple high-level executives combined, makes it look easy and charms in the process. She is CEO of Lever for Change and Managing Director of the Fellows (Genius Grants) and 100&Change programs. at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Forbes: "MacKenzie Bezos And Melinda Gates Team Up On $30 Million Gender Equity Contest"
By: Maggie McGrath | June 16, 2020
Competition Update
Media article
Business Insider: "Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Bezos are partnering up to confront gender and racial inequality, starting with a $30 million grant. Here's how to qualify."
By: Marguerite Ward | June 16, 2020
Competition Update
Media article
April 2020 Update from our CEO
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | April 29, 2020
Grantee Update
Blog
Newsletter Article
Bold Solutions Network Update

Like nearly everyone else on Planet Earth, we have been grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic both on a personal level and with respect to our work.

The Top 100 Respond to COVID-19
By: Dr. Cecilia Conrad | April 28, 2020
Grantee Update

Cecilia Conrad, Managing Director of 100&Change and CEO of Lever for Change, shares a snapshot of how the Top 100 100&Change applicants are impacted by COVID-1

A Need for More (and Better) Data to Guide Giving
By: Kevin Scally | April 13, 2020
Grantee Update
Blog

Kevin Scally, Chief Relationship Officer at Charity Navigator, explores the current landscape of nonprofit evaluations and provides insight into new data that can help shape public opinion on what makes for an effective organization.

"Lone Star Prize dangles $10 million for a Texas-sized idea"
By: Cheryl Hall | March 31, 2020
Media article

Lyda Hill Philanthropies is launching a statewide contest to improve health care, unemployment and the environment.

Q&A: MacArthur Foundation's Cecilia Conrad On How A Single $100 Million Grant Can Move The Needle
April 22, 2019
Media article

The way Cecilia Conrad of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation tells it, there are many philanthropists with untold wealth on the sidelines while worthy charitable organizations striving for social change go unnoticed or under-resourced.

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