Bold Solutions to the World’s Biggest Challenges
Lever for Change is a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation affiliate whose mission is to unlock significant philanthropic capital by helping donors find and fund vetted, high impact opportunities through the design and management of customized competitions. Its Bold Solutions Network showcases the highest-ranked proposals that emerge from each of the competitions. These proposals have undergone extensive evaluation and due diligence to ensure each solution promises real and measurable progress to accelerate social change. These Bold Solutions are now available for donors to confidently support in their interest areas.
Saving the Cardamoms in Perpetuity for the PlanetCreate a model biosphere to counter the rapid loss of biodiversity on the planet
Scaling Sight: Ending Preventable Blindness in Guatemala and BeyondWe will eliminate preventable blindness in Guatemala within 10 years, creating the blueprint to scale Seva’s evidence-based model, Global Sight Initiative (GSI), throughout Latin America.
Scaling the World Mosquito Program to Prevent Human DiseaseWe will scale our innovative and cost-effective Wolbachia method globally to prevent transmission of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.
Agriculture, fishing and forestry
Sistema.bio: Supporting Smallholder Farmers as Climate, Food, and Economic LeadersWe will fight hunger, poverty and climate change by empowering one hundred million smallholder farms to turn their organic waste into renewable energy and fertilizer.
SISTER: A Scalable Solution to Girls' Exclusion from EducationSISTER fuels an ever-multiplying virtuous cycle through which girls go to school, succeed, and become leaders who in turn support the younger generation of girls
Community and economic development
Soil to Space: Leveraging Water to Bridge the Food GapHeifer International with Columbia University will leverage satellite imaging to identify appropriate water interventions, and farm-to-market integration allowing smallholders’ contribution towards closing the food gap.
Solid Carbon—A Climate Mitigation Partnership Advancing Stable Negative EmissionsAn inspired climate mitigation solution bringing together proven technologies into a fully integrated system to extract CO2 from the atmosphere for permanent removal, benefiting all.
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