2022 D-Prize Challenge for Aspiring Entrepreneurs ($20,000 Prize).

Deadline: June 26, 2022.

The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet they have found many proven interventions with large delivery gaps. Millions of people still don’t have access to basic poverty-fighting tools.

Can you design a new business or NGO that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale? Submit your design for a new organization that solves one of their Distribution Challenges below.


  1. Health Access
  2. Water
  3. Education
  4. Agriculture
  5. Livelihoods
  6. Energy
  7. Public Service
  8. Custom


  1. D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. The majority of our awardees have not launched nor raised any funding.
  2. They will consider funding existing organizations only if you are distributing an existing intervention and you have a need for high-risk capital that cannot be supported by your current donors or revenue.
  3. Existing organizations applying to D-Prize should have operated for no more than 18 months and raised no more than $30,000 in outside funding.
  4. They apologize, but at this time they are only able to evaluate applications submitted in English. However, your English does not need to be perfect to apply, and grammar and vocabulary errors will not be penalized. They only want to understand your idea.


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


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

  • The Global Competition launches on April 4, 2022.
  • Early Submission Deadline is May 15, 2022 at midnight PT (pacific time) 
  • Regular Submission Deadline is June 5, 2022 at midnight PT (pacific time) 
  • Extension Deadline is June 26, 2022 at midnight PT (pacific time). Register for an extension


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