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MacArthur Foundation: 100&Change

Deadline: September 2, 2016

Solving society’s biggest problems isn’t easy, but it can be done. 100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. 100&Change will select a bold proposal that promises real progress toward solving a critical problem of our time. And it will award a $100 million grant to help make that solution a reality. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. The Foundation notes that:

  • No single field or problem area is designated; proposals from any sector are encouraged
  • Proposals should articulate both the problem and the proposed solution, and must have a charitable purpose
  • Competitive proposals will be meaningful, verifiable, durable, and feasible

Award: One award of $100,000,000 will be made.

Eligibility:

  • An organization under section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or (2) of the Internal Revenue Code that has received a tax determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service
  • A private foundation under section 501(c)(3) that has received a tax determination letter from the IRS
  • A for-profit corporation organized under the laws of a state in the United States
  • A benefit corporation, flexible purpose organization, or similar “hybrid” organization organized under the laws of a state in the United States
  • A limited liability company or partnership organized under the laws of a state in the United States
  • An organization organized under the laws of a foreign jurisdiction which has received a tax determination letter from the IRS or has been determined to be the equivalent of a section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or (2) organization by NGO Source or the MacArthur Foundation for which an equivalency determination has not expired
  • An entity that is recognized under the law of the applicable jurisdiction as a non-governmental organization, an educational organization, a charitable organization, a social welfare organization, a not-for-profit organization, or similar-type entity that is not a for-profit organization or government agency
  • A for-profit entity organized and in good standing under the laws of the local jurisdiction in which it operates

Link: https://www.100andchange.org/

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