Are you a start-up with a proven poverty intervention in need of funding? Apply for the D-Prize Challenge before 26 November 2023

D-Prize, a United States-based non-profit organisation, invites applicants for the D-Prize Challenge for social entrepreneurs with innovations to end poverty. Through the Challenge, D-Prize will identify effective interventions to support with seed funding of USD 20,000.

Interested participants should have innovations in at least one of the D-Prize focus areas, which include health, access to clean water, education, agriculture, livelihoods, energy and public services. Additionally, interested participants must fulfil the following to apply:

  • Deliver an existing intervention with a need for high-risk capital that cannot be supported by your current revenue or donors
  • Be operational for not more than 18 months and have raised no more than USD 30,000 in outside funding
  • Application must be submitted in English (it does not have to be perfect, as long as it is enough to understand your idea)

For more information on the Challenge, visit D-Prize Challenge Application Packet

To apply for the Challenge, visit: Application