Bold Solutions Network

The world faces big problems that need bold solutions—including racial inequity, gender inequality, access to economic opportunity, and climate change. Our Bold Solutions Network is proof that there is no shortage of inspiring ideas to address these issues.


26,640 New entrepreneurs in Uganda and Ethiopia will establish 6,880 new businesses


1 Million refugees gaining support to thrive


10 Million Texans gain access to mental health care they need

Top-ranked teams and challenge finalists become members of the Bold Solutions Network—a growing global network that helps secure additional funding, amplify members’ impact, and accelerate social change.

Explore our Bold Solutions Network

Membership in Bold Solutions Network is restricted to the finalists and top performers from our customized challenges. Our network includes ideas that have been vigorously vetted and evaluated by our team, sector advisors, and experts. It allows donors to find and fund bold solutions quickly and with confidence.

Why the Bold Solutions Network?

In 2020, Lever for Change launched the Bold Solutions Network as a vital component of our mission to accelerate social change. Research shows that, while many donors aspire to support problem solvers, they often struggle to find, evaluate, and fund high-impact opportunities, in part because many philanthropists do not have the expertise or dedicated staff these efforts require. This leaves problem solvers under-resourced and unable to scale their programs.

Members of our Bold Solutions Network receive ongoing support and are promoted by Lever for Change. Our team curates and actively shares relevant solutions within our public and private collaborations with funders. Simultaneously, we help members improve their case for support, which mitigates the risk for donors who are considering significant, multi-year investments in social change.

Lever for Change bridges these gaps by connecting donors with problem solvers through customized challenges and tailored funding opportunities.


178 Nonprofits and social enterprises supported to date


109 Countries and regions represented


32 distinct areas of work across all proposals

Data as of February 2024.

Help Fund Bold Solutions

Join us and help fund bold, effective solutions that accelerate social change.

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