A Bold Approach
Less than 1% of dollars granted by some of the largest foundations is for immigrants and refugees.x
One person becomes displaced every two seconds.x
1 in 5 asylum-seekers come from Venezuela.x
More than 70 million people have been forcibly displaced globally.x
Lebanon hosts the largest number of refugees – 1 in 6 people is a refugee.x
2/3 of the world’s refugees are from Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia.x
78% of the world’s refugees have been displaced for 5+ consecutive years in a given asylum country.x
Half of the refugee population are children.x
How to Participate
Before registering, complete our Organizational Readiness Tool to help determine eligibility and to ensure that your solution is a strong fit for the Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award.
After assessing your fit through the Organizational Readiness Tool, registration is required for the Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award by Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 3:00 PM Pacific.
Once you’ve registered for the Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award, complete and submit your application no later than Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 3:00 PM Pacific.
Each valid application will receive scores and comments from five fellow applicants. Based on the rank order, a subset of top-scoring applications will move on and receive another set of scores and comments from five Evaluation Panel judges. Scores are normalized to ensure fairness.
Informed by Evaluation Panel results, our team will review the top-scoring submissions and may request additional information to select up to five Finalists who will work with an expert team to strengthen their proposals for an opportunity to win the $12 million grant in Spring 2021.
Questions & Answers
What is the Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award?
Who can participate?
What types of projects are you looking for?
How do I apply?
How will submissions be assessed?
Should the proposed solution be evidence-based?
Will you consider funding a proposed solution in the early, pilot stages?
How can we use the Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award?
Donors & Partners
Lyna Lam & Chris Larsen
Inspired by their personal connection to refugee families, Lyna Lam and Chris Larsen are grateful for this opportunity to honor Lyna’s family history as refugees, and reinforce their commitment to build brighter, stronger communities around the world.Learn More
ICONIQ Impact is ICONIQ Capital’s platform for collaborative philanthropy. Inspired by the investment edge afforded by their network, ICONIQ Impact connects their philanthropic portfolio with high-impact, scalable models that provide measurable results.Learn More
Lever for Change
Launched in 2019 by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Lever for Change unlocks significant philanthropic capital and helps bold philanthropists accelerate positive social change around the world’s biggest challenges.Learn More
Rippleworks connects high-growth social ventures around the world with leading startup expertise from the US tech sector for short-term, high impact projects. Since launching in 2015, Rippleworks has worked on 110+ projects with social ventures across 59 countries.Learn More