D-Prize Challenge 2019/2020 Prize for Social Entrepreneurs to fight Poverty ($USD 20,000)

Application Deadline: May 12th, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)

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 challenges are open to anyone or any teams. The sole restriction is that individuals and their immediate family on the judging panel may not participate as a contestant.

D-Prize is also open to any business model (for profit, non-profit, and everything in between).

All winners will be awarded up to $20,000.

The award is offered in the form of a convertible grant.Up to 25 of the most promising proposals will be selected for funding awards, regardless of which challenge track was selected.

Submission Policies

●Proposals must be submitted following the instructions in this packet.

●Extra material outside of the proposal will not be considered.

●Revisions to proposals after submission will also not be considered.

●Only one proposal per person or partnership will be considered.

●Proposals must be written in English.


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

  • The Global Competition launches on March 31st, 2019.
  • Early Submission Deadline: May 12th, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)
  • Regular Submission Deadline: June 2nd, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)
  • Extension Deadline (limited to 400 people who register): June 23rd, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the D-Prize Challenge 2019/2020 Prize


  1. Comment: Is a great opportunity to take part in though informed late but highly interested. If such ideas arise would like to take part in. Thanks for the great ideas.


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