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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • GOAL 13: Climate Action
81 days to register / Competition status: Open for Registration

Lone Star Prize

Launched on March 31, 2020, the Lone Star Prize will award $10 million to an innovative, proven solution that improves the quality of life for Texans.

Sponsored by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, the Lone Star Prize is a statewide competition designed to source a pipeline of philanthropic “big bets” and scale a solution focused on building healthier, stronger communities throughout Texas in the following categories:

  • Health: Cultivate stronger communities, improve health systems, and support families to improve health outcomes for Texans.
  • Environment: Restore natural resources, promote energy efficiency, and reduce carbon emissions to sustainably protect Texas from climate change.
  • Workforce : Boost the employability of workers, build promising career pathways, and spur job creation to strengthen the workforce in Texas.

Is your organization a good fit? Use the Organizational Readiness Tool to find out. Then register online by Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM CT.

Applications are due Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM CT.

Featured Competitions

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Open for Registration
Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award

Launched on January 29, 2020, the Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award is a $12 million global competition to fund a solution that secures a durable future for refugees and improves their lives. Applicants must register online by May 5, 2020.

Refugee Support
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Registration Closed; In Process
Economic Opportunity Challenge

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. The application period is closed.

Economic Opportunity/Mobility
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Registration Closed; In Process
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.

Community Improvement/Capacity Building
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Registration Closed; In Process

Launched on April 30, 2019, the second round of MacArthur'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.

Open to Any Subject
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Increasing Women's Power and Influence

In early 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.

Details forthcoming
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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.

Details forthcoming

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