Application Deadline:November 28, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time)

D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who distribute proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet we have found dozens of proven interventions with large delivery gaps. Millions of people still don’t have access.

Can you design a new business or NGO that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale? Submit your idea to build a new organization and solve one of our Distribution Challenges below. We will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch wherever extreme poverty exists.


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.

We will consider funding existing organizations only if you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you have a need for high-risk capital that cannot be supported by your current donors or revenue.

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.


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

  • The Global Competition launches on September 7, 2021.
  • Early Submission Deadline: October 17, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time) 
  • Regular Submission Deadline: November 7, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time) 
  • Extension Deadline (limited to 200 people who register): November 28, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the D-Prize Challenge

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