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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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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