Lever for Change helps philanthropists source vetted, high-impact opportunities and connects nonprofits and problem solvers to significant amounts of philanthropic capital.


Lever for Change helps philanthropists from around the world discover and support the best opportunities for impact in their areas of interest.

Many ultra-wealthy individuals aspire to do more to help solve society’s most pressing challenges, but high-impact philanthropic opportunities can be hard to identify, evaluate, implement, and monitor. Lever for Change tackles these barriers by connecting donors with nonprofits and problem solvers they can be excited and confident about funding. It does so by administering customized competitions and by matching donors with the highly-rated, vetted proposals that such competitions yield. Learn more

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Lever for Change offers applicants access to potentially transformational gifts of $10 million or more, along with technical assistance to strengthen their appeal to donors and to deepen impact. Applicants from each competition will receive constructive feedback from judges, access to webinars, and peer learning opportunities. Additional resources that provide more intensive support, such as cohort-based workshops and coaching, may be available to select organizations and collaborations. Furthermore, Lever for Change will provide top applicants opportunities to gain greater visibility for funding from an array of philanthropists. Learn more

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The strongest proposals are housed in the Bold Solutions Network and are made available to donors to identify powerful ideas that match their interests and passions. Organizations that make it into the Bold Solutions Network are eligible to access learning and technical support opportunities in the form of webinars, pro bono services, coaching, workshops, cohort support and peer networking. These opportunities are designed to continue to help strengthen members' project design and plans, as well as to increase the impact of their work. Learn about the latest opportunities

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