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

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 $20,000to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists. 

D-Prize Challenges









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)

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, kindly visit the link below.

Click here to apply for the D-Prize Challenge 2019/2020 Prize

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

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