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Our Worker Health & Safety Call Has Been Answered

by Tiffany Ferguson, on August 18, 2020 at 6:00 AM
We thank everyone who applied to the most recent cycle of The Innovation Fund, our call for Innovation in Service of Health & Safety for Workers has now closed.
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Innovators Respond to COVID-19

by Tiffany Ferguson, on August 13, 2020 at 5:59 AM
Innovators are problem-solvers. They excel not just at brainstorming new ideas, but also implementing them. It's no surprise, then, that our Innovators rose to meet the moment of COVID-19.
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Highlights from the Spring 2020 Cycle of The Innovation Fund

by Tiffany Ferguson, on July 29, 2020 at 12:25 PM
We are excited to share our first Ecosystem Report, a series of highlights gleaned from the Spring 2020 Cycle of The Innovation Fund. 
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Now Is the Time - New Ideas Needed to Protect Worker Health and Safety

by Tiffany Ferguson, on July 20, 2020 at 11:52 AM
The Summer 2020 cycle of The Innovation Fund is open now through August 17. We're giving cash prizes - from $75K to $150K - to early stage ideas that can improve worker health and safety.
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Coming Soon - Early Stage Funding for Worker Health, Safety

by Adrian Haro, on July 14, 2020 at 5:58 AM
On July 20, The Innovation Fund will issue its next call for applications. The topic: Innovation in Service of Health & Safety for Workers. This time, $75K - $150K is available for early stage ideas....
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Meet the Latest Innovations to Receive $150,000 Investment

by The Workers Lab, on July 7, 2020 at 5:58 AM
Together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Workers Lab has an exciting announcement. We have three winners whose ideas have won an investment from The Innovation Fund.
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Finalists Seek Funding for Ideas to Improve Workers' Lives

by Tiffany Ferguson, on June 3, 2020 at 4:15 PM
We called for ideas to improve workers' lives and Innovators answered in a big way. We received a record number of ideas to support workers and we’re excited to share our nine Finalists.
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Spring Funding Cycle Closes with Hundreds of Ideas for Social Impact

by Tiffany Ferguson, on April 28, 2020 at 8:24 AM
The Spring 2020 cycle of The Innovation Fund has closed! From all around the world and all around the U.S., we heard from 378 non-profits, social justice groups, entrepreneurs, and labor unions with...
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Social Impact Funds Available For Ideas That Support Workers

by Tiffany Ferguson, on April 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Social entrepreneurs, co-ops and other organizations often struggle to secure funding. Traditional startup funds often favor ideas that can be sold for a profit, and grants may be limited to...
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A Message about the Spring 2020 Innovation Fund and COVID-19

by Adrian Haro, on March 23, 2020 at 6:08 PM
As COVID-19 turned from a news story that seemed far away to a national emergency here at home, we've been working to understand how to adjust our programming and be responsive to our partners and...
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