D-Prize Challenge 2018 Prize for Social Entrepreneurs to fight Poverty ($USD 20,000)

Application Deadline: December 31st 2017

D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below?

If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.


D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background.

We will consider funding existing organizations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.



Submit your concept note and resume(s). There is an early, regular, and limited extended deadline.


Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to submit a full 10 page proposal. You will have four weeks to submit.


Top entrepreneurs interview.  Winners will receive up to $20,000 to launch.


Spend the next three months using your talent to start a venture and  help millions of people.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the D-Prize Challenge 2018 Prize for Social Entrepreneurs


  1. It is obvious that poverty is everywhere in Africa. Even though there are concerted efforts aimed at dealing with the hydra-headed monster, more needs to be done. This proposal wants to focus on poverty reduction through provision of educational opportunities, especially to the under-privileged and the deprived in the society. I am a proprietress of a private school that operates in a particular neighbourhood that is very close to a settlement which is a slum Even though one in doing something worthwhile to those who can afford it, one is worried on continuing basis witnessing a multitude of deprived children who are nearby but cannot afford it due to social and economic circumstance, hence this proposal.

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