• Showing up and Taking Action

    The massive protests across our cities over the past week, the pandemic that looms before us still, and the economic uncertainty experienced by so many have shaken us to our very core.  
    2 months 1 week ago
  • Everything Is Better in Community

    At Lever Fund, we are proud to be part of a national family of incredibly capable poverty-fighting organizations.
    5 months 1 week ago
  • A Fight That We Can Win

    “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.”
    7 months 2 weeks ago
  • Five Questions for Bryce Jacobs

    Why does BUILD teach entrepreneurship?
    1 year 8 months ago
  • Five Questions for Joy King-Pike

    What excites you about leading Per Scholas in our region?
    1 year 8 months ago
  • Five Questions for Mioshi Moses

    What kind of high school student does Genesys Works attract?
    1 year 10 months ago
  • Remembering Ann Marie

    1 year 10 months ago
  • Five Questions for Chike Aguh

    Chike Aguh (Chee-Kay Ah-Goo), Principal at Inncuvate, joined the Lever Fund board last month. Here, he discusses his perspective on our work.
    2 years ago
  • Lever Fund Investment in Per Scholas

    Organization: Per Scholas Program: IT Support Training
    2 years ago
  • Five Questions for Tim Lee

    On July 9, the board unanimously elected Tim Lee as chair. Here, he shares his vision and passion for our work.
    2 years ago
  • Five Questions for Connie Chang

    Lever Fund board member Connie K. N.
    2 years 2 months ago
  • Five Questions for Mark Swartz

    The Board of Directors recently named you Managing Director. What does that mean?
    2 years 3 months ago
  • Suiting Up

    2 years 7 months ago
  • Nathaniel Pearlman on Giving Back

    We Can’t Solve All Inequality, But We Can Do Something.
    2 years 8 months ago
  • Founder and Board member Ann Marie Habershaw reflects on her giving.

    Invest Your Philanthropy Locally
    2 years 8 months ago
  • Impact Report: Family Services, Inc.

    Family Services Inc.’s Keys to Success Program helps teen mothers (who are still in school) and their young children, who participate in the Early Head Start program that focuses on achieving positive maternal and chi
    2 years 11 months ago
  • Impact Report: Genesys Works

    Genesys Works provides intensive training to high school students and connects them to paid information technology internships.
    2 years 11 months ago
  • Video: Highlights from the May 2017 Jobs of Tomorrow Launch

    A 90-minute discussion, boiled down to 4 minutes. Thank you to everyone who attended, listened, and took part.
    3 years 1 month ago
  • Dereck's Green Ambitions

    We met with Dereck the day after he took the certification exam for the National Green Infrastructure Program. He was feeling pretty confident.
    3 years 1 month ago
  • Matt Clyne on Connecting Students to the Jobs of the Future

    Marsean and Jerell are so bright and imaginative that when I met them I wished I could offer them both jobs on the spot.
    3 years 3 months ago
  • Jobs of Tomorrow

    We're proud to announce an initiative to support high-performing nonprofits that prepare low-income students and adults for 21st-century employment. Our goal for Jobs of Tomorrow: investing a half million dollars in high-performing organizations in D.C., suburban Maryland, and northern Virginia that equip low-income people in our region with the skills to secure jobs with a future.
    3 years 4 months ago
  • The Lever Fund Launches Its Innovative DMV Investment Strategy

    Today, as the Greater Washington DC region unites to kick off the season of giving, the Lever Fund announces its first investments in three high-performance, high-impact nonprofit organizations in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. All three groups are providing life-changing educational and job opportunities for our low-income DMV neighbors, and reflect the Lever Fund’s ambitious and innovative metrics-oriented approach to fighting poverty.
    3 years 8 months ago