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Earth's Call Fund

In June 2020, Earth’s Call Fund will launch a $20 million global competition to find and fund innovative solutions to the climate crisis.

Earth’s Call Fund is a new nonprofit organization that finds and funds innovative solutions to fight the climate crisis. Adopting the collaborative framework of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — particularly SDG 17, Partnerships — Earth's Call has formed a cornerstone partnership with Lever for Change. Earth’s Call will launch a $20 million global competition in June 2020 — the first phase of their $50 million commitment to fund bold proposals to combat climate change through Lever for Change.

Additionally, Earth’s Call is exploring partnerships with other key nonprofits, ranging from organizations researching soil regeneration to youth-oriented innovation labs formed to support the UN’s SDGs.

Earth’s Call was created around the belief that many of the most hopeful solutions to fight climate change get too little funding and attention — while those with funds and attention often struggle to connect with true innovators. Earth’s Call will be a financial catalyst for deserving environmental pioneers, so they can concentrate on solving humanity’s most complex and immediate problem: rising global temperatures.

Learn more about Earth's Call.

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Chicago Prize

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.

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Registration Closed; In Process

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.

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Increasing Women's Power and Influence

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.

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2030 Climate Challenge

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.

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Lone Star Prize

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.

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