Deadline: 26th November 2023 | 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 our Distribution Challenges below. We will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists.

D-Prize Challenges


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

  • The Global Competition launches on 4 September 2023.

  • Early Submission Deadline: 16 October 2023 at midnight PT (pacific time)

  • Regular Submission Deadline: 5 November 2023 at midnight PT (pacific time)

  • Extension Deadline: 26 November 2023 at midnight PT (pacific time)


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 distributing an existing intervention 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.

We apologize, but at this time we 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. We only want to understand your idea.

Find out more and apply at the official link below:


Apply before 26th November, 2023