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Foundation Executive Director Carol Dahl Discusses Early-Innovation Funding in Stanford Social Innovation Review

The MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition offers important lessons on how to conduct large award competitions in ways that can boost the field of philanthropy.

In an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, The Lemelson Foundation’s Executive Director Carol Dahl discusses the vital role of early-innovation funders to create a sustainable pipeline for these competitions.

Dahl shares lessons learned with our network of grantees and partners – including VentureWell, Villgro, and Rice 360˚, on how strategic upstream funding can prepare invention-based enterprises for scaling with downstream funders for social impact.

Read the full article.

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