About Lever for Change
Lever for Change is a nonprofit affiliate of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. We help donors find and fund solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. We do this in two primary ways:
- We develop and manage customized philanthropic grant challenges to help funders achieve impact in critical social issue areas. Our challenges can be designed for two different models based on funders’ goals. One model awards a minimum of one US $10M grant to scale a project that provides a solution to a critical social issue. The second model awards a minimum of US $20M total in general operating grants of at least $1M each to selected organizations.
- We invite all Lever for Change challenge finalists to become members of our Bold Solutions Network, a growing global network that helps members connect with donors, secure additional funding and amplify their impact.
Navigating this Collection
There are 13 projects featured in this collection focused on agriculture issues with work locations around the world. Projects encompass a diverse range of agricultural issues including food security, enabling small farmers to thrive, and protecting agricultural communities.
The projects below are organized alphabetically by lead organization name. You will find a brief snapshot for each proposal where you can gather key organizational details and project information that was captured during the challenge process. For ease of viewing, you may click on each tile to expand the snapshot.
Please note that this collection is for the non-public use of its recipient only.
Collection last updated February 2024.
These organizations are ready to solve critical problems and are seeking resources to implement their solutions. Please contact Karen Minkel, Philanthropy Director at Lever for Change, if you are interested in any of the following:
- Requesting additional information about a proposal: We are happy to provide you with an organization’s full proposal and a summary of evaluations and due diligence, if available.
- Connecting with the organizations: We can also facilitate introductions to the organizations featured on this list so you can learn more about their work and ask specific funding questions.
- Supporting organizations: Ready to support one of these compelling solutions? We can answer questions you may have about how to best support the selected proposal(s) and/or organization(s).
- Requesting another curated list: If you have other philanthropic interest areas, we’d be happy to share additional curated lists like this.
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