Region(s):
State-based, Texas
Subject Areas:
Environment
Health
Workforce
Donor Partner:
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Population:
All Texans
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
Competition status: Registration Closed; In Process

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. The registration period is now closed.

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.

Registration is now closed. For registered organizations, applications are due Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM CT.

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Equality Can't Wait Challenge

Launched on June 16, 2020, the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge will award $40 million to help expand women’s power and influence in the United States by 2030. Hosted by Pivotal Ventures, the investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates, with additional support from MacKenzie Scott and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Challenge seeks to accelerate the pace of progress for more women of all backgrounds to be in positions to make decisions, control resources, and shape policies and perspectives in their homes, workplaces, and communities – because equality can’t wait. Applicants must register online by Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Gender Equality
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2030 Climate Challenge

On April 29, 2020, the 2030 Climate Challenge launched, awarding $10 million to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings, industry, and/or transportation sectors in the U.S. by 2030. The registration period is now closed.

Environment
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Registration Closed; In Process
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 brighter, more durable future for refugees. The registration period is now closed.

Refugee Support
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Registration Closed; Finalists Selected
Economic Opportunity Challenge

Launched on October 15, 2019, the Economic Opportunity Challenge will award $10 million to scale a game-changing solution to improve the economic health of low-income families in the U.S. The application period is now closed, and finalists have been selected.

Economic Opportunity/Mobility
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Registration Closed; Finalists Selected
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, and finalists have been selected.

Community Improvement/Capacity Building
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Registration Closed; Finalists Selected
100&Change

On April 30, 2019, MacArthur launched the second round of 100&Change, its global competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. The application period is now closed, and finalists have been selected.

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