D-Prize Challenge

D-Prize Challenge For Social Entrepreneurs to Fight Poverty ($USD 20,000)

Social Entrepreneurs can now apply for the D-Prize Challenge. The D-Prize Challenge award grants of up to $20,000 to entrepreneurs launching new organizations. D-Prize believes the world needs more social impact organizations, and seed for-profit ventures, NGOs, and charities. D-Prize – Distribution equals Development support organizations in any low-or-middle income country where extreme poverty still exists.

Focus Areas for the D-Prize Challenge

These are high-impact products and services in need of greater distribution globally:

  • Health
  • Water
  • Agriculture
  • Livelihoods
  • Energy
  • Public Services
  • You can also propose your own Challenge

Eligibility Criteria

  • D-Prize challenges are open to anyone or any team. The sole restriction is that individuals and their immediate family on the judging panel may not participate as a contestants.
  • D-Prize is also open to any business model (for-profit, non-profit, and everything in between).
  • You are also not competing against other applicants. They typically fund at least 15 proposals per competition, regardless of which challenge track was selected.

Funding Details

All winners will get a grant of $20,000 which is in form of a convertible grant.


Select a challenge above and be prepared for the following deadlines:

  • The Global Competition launches on 6 May 2024.
  • Early Submission Deadline: 23 June 2024 at midnight PT (Pacific Time)
  • Regular Submission Deadline: 14 July 2024 at midnight PT (Pacific Time)
  • Extension Deadline: 4 August 2024 at midnight PT (Pacific Time)

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