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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
21 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. Applicants must register online by Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

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.

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Featured Competitions

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Open for Registration
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. Applicants must register online by Thursday, July 23, 2020.

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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; In Process
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.

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 Gender Equality in the U.S.

In mid-2020, Lever for Change will partner with an organization to launch a $10 million challenge to increase gender equality in the United States.

Details forthcoming

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