Launched on April 30, 2019, the second round of the MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million global competition will fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. The application period is closed.
On April 16, 2019, the Pritzker Traubert Foundation launched the Chicago Prize to award $10 million to a community-led, investment-ready initiative that will create a better economic future for residents on Chicago’s South and/or West Side. The application period is closed.
Launched on October 15, 2019, the Economic Opportunity Challenge will award $10 million to scale a game-changing solution aimed to improve the economic health of low-income families in the U.S. Applicants must register by January 28, 2020.
In April 2020, a donor who wishes to remain anonymous will launch a $10 million competition focused on emissions reduction in the transportation, buildings, and/or industrial sectors in the U.S.
In March 2020, Lyda Hill Philanthropies will launch a $10+ million competition focused on improving the lives of Texans in the areas of health, the environment, and workforce development.
In 2020, in partnership with Lever for Change, ICONIQ Impact will launch two global competitions funded by their client-base — a $12 million ICONIQ Impact Award focused on securing a durable future for refugees and a separate $10+ million ICONIQ Impact Award with the topic to be announced in 2020.
In June 2020, Earth’s Call Fund will launch a $20 million global competition to find and fund innovative solutions to the climate crisis.
In February 2020, Lever for Change will partner with an organization to launch a $10 million competition focused on increasing women’s power and influence in the U.S.