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.
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Bold Solutions
Vetted Applications

Connecting philanthropists with effective solutions

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Through an open and transparent approach, Lever for Change offers philanthropists the opportunity to sponsor custom competitions to identify the most effective, enduring solutions that address social issues that matter most to them. Our Bold Solutions Network aims to inspire philanthropists to dramatically increase their giving by connecting them with effective organizations, whose proposals have benefited from rigorous third-party evaluations, due diligence, and technical support.

As part of our services, Lever for Change uses the Bold Solutions Network to ensure greater visibility for highly rated proposals surfaced through our competitions and helps donors directly fund high-impact opportunities. Organizations that are part of the Bold Solutions Network will have continued access to a variety of technical support and learning opportunities focused on strengthening their proposals and increasing the impact of their work.

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Bringing Life-Saving Oxygen Therapy to Children Worldwide
Expanding access to life-saving oxygen in high-burden countries by improving hypoxemia screening, oxygen availability, and reforming policy and financing to sustain these improvements at scale.
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Economic mobility
Accelerating an End to Homelessness in 75 U.S. Communities in Five Years
75 in our network of US communities will end homelessness in five years for some or all populations, driving new expectations and behavior everywhere.
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Pristine Seas: Safeguarding and Restoring the Ocean’s Health and Productivity
This project will help to double current ocean protection, thereby safeguarding marine biodiversity and improving food provision, while mitigating climate change through carbon storage.
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Project ECHO: Democratizing Life-Saving Medical Knowledge and Care
Project ECHO will connect community healthcare providers in India and Africa to lifesaving medical knowledge and expertise, driving local solutions to global health challenges.
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Strengthening democracy
Report for America: Eliminating American News Deserts
Report for America is a movement to transform communities and strengthen democracy by eliminating American news deserts, reaching more than 200 million people nationwide.
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World Mosquito Program: Protecting Communities by Preventing Transmission of Mosquito-Borne Disease
We will scale our innovative and cost-effective Wolbachia method globally to prevent transmission of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.
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