Catalyst 2030 Awards

For Systemic Change

FINALISTS 2022

Donors

This award celebrates organisations that have donated money or facilitated a project to achieve systems change.

There are four sub-categories in the Donors Award Category:

  1. Leader in Learning
  2. Leader in Trust
  3. Leader in Partnership
  4. Leader in Collaboration

1. Leader in Learning Finalists

Azim Premji Foundation

Awardee: Azim Premji Foundation, India

In recognition of their embracing a systems change mindset and to promote the lessons they have learned supporting systems change.

This includes their demonstration of humility in sharing what has not worked to promote learning for others and the funding of research and public documents to support better practices in systems change funding. This award also recognises their commitment to funding, monitoring, evaluation and learnings of systems change projects across ecosystems.

The Azim Premji Foundation was set up in 2014 to provide grant financial support to non-profit organisations that work with disadvantaged and marginalised people.

The foundation has been open to receiving advice from grantees as well as to focusing on learning, innovation and collaboration with the organisations that it funds, to bring about positive change.

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Pathy Family Foundation, Canada

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Based in Montreal, Canada, The Pathy Family Foundation strives to promote creative and innovative solutions to human trafficking and to address trauma, poverty and inequality.

The Pathy Family Foundation has been a key partner to ensure learning takes place alongside corresponding operational capacities to grow solutions on a larger scale.

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Catalyst 2030 Awards finalist Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation, United Kingdom

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The Paul Hamlyn Foundation works to support social change and a just and equitable society in which everyone, especially young people, can realise their full potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives.

One of the unique aspects of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation is that the organisation often supports or invests in grantees for eight to nine years. This demonstrates a massive commitment to the organisations that it funds.

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Catalyst 2030 Awards finalist Veddis Foundation

Veddis Foundation, India

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Veddis Foundation works directly with the Indian government on effective public service delivery and takes an evidence-based approach to support institutions that are engaged in radical work.

The foundation hopes to bring analytical rigour and a collaborative spirit to philanthropic investments with the goal of achieving measurable, vast impact.

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Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, United States

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Wellspring Philanthropic Fund supports the realisation of human rights and social and economic justice for all people.

The fund’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human. Its work is informed by the fund’s beliefs in: the full realisation of human rights and potential, advancing the rights of marginalised people and maximising the impact of its charitable investments.

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2. Leader in Trust Finalists

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Awardee: Pathy Family Foundation, Canada

In recognition of their commitment to support evolving paths to systems change to prepare for long-term engagement with social entrepreneurs. This has included relinquishing financial control by providing multi-year, unrestricted funding.

Based in Montreal, Canada, The Pathy Family Foundation strives to promote creative and innovative solutions to human trafficking and to address trauma, poverty and inequality.

The Pathy Family Foundation has been a key partner to ensure learning takes place alongside corresponding operational capacities to achieve change on a large scale.

Women Moving Millions

Special Recognition: Women Moving Millions, United States

In recognition of their commitment to advancing gender equality.

Women Moving Millions (WWM) has been a keen supporter of systems change and of giving control to local leaders.

WMM has also consistently advocated for multi-year, general operating support as the best way to resource feminist movements. The organisation has actively advanced these conversations with its community at its annual summit through sessions focused on these topics.

HalfMyDaf

HalfMyDaf.com, United States

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In many ways, a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is akin to a charitable bank account that gives a donor a tax-break when the money is deposited and lets the donor make donations to non-profit organisations over time.

HalfMyDaf releases unrestricted funds for organisations that are changing systems either at a national or global scale or at a local targeted scale. Both scales are fundamental for positive real change to happen throughout society.

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Human Capability Foundation

Human Capability Foundation, United Kingdom

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The Human Capability Foundation provides project-based grants and core funding, enabling organisations to focus on the work that they believe is most important.

The foundation aims to establish long-term funding relationships so that grantees can tackle challenging issues in areas that donors generally don’t provide funding.

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Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, United States

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Wellspring Philanthropic Fund supports the realisation of human rights and social and economic justice for all people.

The fund’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human. Its work is informed by the fund’s beliefs in: the full realisation of human rights and potential, advancing the rights of marginalised people and maximising the impact of its charitable investments.

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3. Leader in Partnership Finalists

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Awardee: Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, United States

In recognition of their commitment to work in true partnership with social entrepreneurs, acknowledging and working to change traditional power dynamics. Their approach has been relational rather than transactional.

They have listened closely to what systems change leaders need and have provided targeted financial and non-financial support to co-create desired impact approaches and funding structures. They have taken time to build trust with grantees through regular, honest and respectful discussions, while simplifying and adapting the application and reporting process.

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund supports the realisation of human rights and social and economic justice for all people.

The fund’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human. Its work is informed by the fund’s beliefs in: the full realisation of human rights and potential, advancing the rights of marginalised people and maximising the impact of its charitable investments.

FCDPR

Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

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The Community Foundation of Puerto Rico is Puerto Rico’s (CFPR) most forward-thinking philanthropic partner.

The foundation works directly with grantee-partners designing, developing and implementing effective community-based programmes and initiatives that unlock local resources and empower communities. This is how the CFPR tackles complex problems with sustainable solutions to drive lasting change at community level.

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Catalyst 2030 Awards finalist Veddis Foundation

Veddis Foundation, India

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Veddis Foundation works directly with the Indian government on effective public service delivery and takes an evidence-based approach to support institutions involved in radical work.

The foundation hopes to bring analytical rigour and a collaborative spirit to philanthropic investments with a goal to achieve measurable, vast impact.

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Veddis Foundation

Women Moving Millions, United States

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Women Moving Millions (WWM) has been a keen supporter of systems change and of giving control to local leaders.

WMM has also consistently advocated for multi-year, general operating support as the best way to resource feminist movements. The organisation has actively advanced these conversations with its community at its annual summit through sessions focused on these topics.

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4. Leader in Collaboration Finalists

Cartier Philanthropy

Awardee: Cartier Philanthropy, Switzerland

In recognition of their commitment to collaborate with other funders to enhance efficiency and build strong networks, while leaving the leading roles to systems change leaders.

They have shown committed support for collaborations between systems change entrepreneurs. This includes supporting the collaboration infrastructure needed to enable participating organisations to fully invest in collaborations. For example, funding for coordination facilities and the overhead costs associated with collaborations.

The Cartier Foundation proactively encourages its partners to consider ways to meet and partner with other organisations. This includes organisations in its portfolio as well as the larger Cartier landscape and the broader social entrepreneurship sector.

The foundation’s recent global gathering in Dubai brought together practitioners, funders, thought leaders, the private sector and many other stakeholders. The event elevated entrepreneurs and championed the systems change needed to support accelerated change, especially for women and girls.

H&M Foundation

H&M Foundation, Sweden

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The H&M Foundation is a non-profit foundation for public good, privately funded by the Stefan Persson family, founders and main owners of the H&M Group. Founded to fast-track the realisation of the SDG’s, the H&M Foundation uses collaboration and innovation to co-create, fund and share solutions for the world’s most urgent challenges.

Sprung from its entrepreneurial heritage, it is in the core of H&M Foundation to disrupt traditional systems through cross sectoral collaborations. Their strategy is built upon transparent partnerships, getting a diverse group of people to join forces and commit to a common agenda to solve complex challenges. For H&M Foundation, that means creating agile ecosystems of individuals, organisations, businesses and academia sharing a mutual goal.

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MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur Foundation, United States

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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation that provides grants and impact investments to support non-profit organisations in approximately 50 countries around the world.

The MacArthur Foundation was a key partner for the COVID Action Collaborative, a C2030 collaboration. The Collaboration brought together partners from multiple systems: donors, governments, economic markets and civil society.

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Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, United States

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Wellspring Philanthropic Fund supports the realisation of human rights and social and economic justice for all people.

The fund’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human. Its work is informed by the fund’s beliefs in: the full realisation of human rights and potential, advancing the rights of marginalised people and maximising the impact of its charitable investments.

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