png 20240531 101153 0000 - 2024 Application Open For D-Prize Global Competition For Entrepreneurs  (Up to $20K Grants)

2024 Application Open For D-Prize Global Competition For Entrepreneurs  (Up to $20K Grants)

D-Prize Global Competition

About D-Prize global Competition 

D-Prize Global Competition is looking for entrepreneurs who can design a new nonprofit or social venture that distributes an existing poverty solution to thousands, maybe even millions of people. They seed new organizations distributing proven poverty solutions, all aiming to scale.

They have identified over a dozen products and services known to alleviate poverty. They now challenge entrepreneurs to design ways to distribute to people in need.

D-Prize Global Competition Challenges

Here are the various challenges in D-Prize Global Competition;

Health Access

  • Self-injectable Contraceptive Challenge
  • Oxygen Challenge
  • Patient Identification Challenge
  • Maternal Health Challenge
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Challenge
  • Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Challenge
  • Child Immunization Challenge
  • Sugar Daddy Awareness Challenge


  • Clean Access to Water challenge


  • Teaching at the Right Level challenge


  • Quality Inputs challenge
  • Post-harvest Support challenge
  • Propose your own Agriculture challenge
  • Propose your own Livestock challenge


  • Reading Glasses Challenge
  • Poverty Graduation challenge
  • Propose your own financial inclusion challenge


  • Solar lamp challenge

Public Services

  • Government transparency challenge
  • Road safety challenge


  • Teaching at the right level challenge


Propose Your Own Challenge: D-Prize global Competition is specifically interested in distributing proven poverty interventions to those in need. If you know of a highly effective intervention that is backed by credible evidence, they want to hear what it is and see your plan to increase its distribution.


  • D-Prize will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • D-Prize is for new organizations. Most of their awardees are first-time entrepreneurs. Most have not yet launched their organization, nor have they raised other funding.
  • They especially encourage those from low- and middle-income countries to apply.
  • They will consider applications from existing organizations only if your core focus is distributing an existing and evidence-based poverty intervention.
  • They typically will not support organizations with more than 18 months of full-time operations or that have raised more than $30,000 USD in outside funding.

Application Process for D-Prize global Competition

Take a look at the current D-Prize challenges, and then download an application.

  • 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)

Apply here

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