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The D-Prize Global Competition 2024

The D-Prize Global Competition 2024 is LIVE! Are you a bold leader with a dream of starting an organization to eradicate poverty? You can win up to $20K to start an NGO or social venture to fight poverty through distribution.

We award startup grants of up to $20,000 to entrepreneurs launching new organizations. We believe the world needs more social impact organizations, and we seed for-profit ventures, NGOs, and charities. We support organizations in any low-or-middle income country where extreme poverty still exists.

We believe social impact organizations are uniquely positioned to distribute an existing product or service known to improve lives where need still exists. View the D-Prize Challenges below and select one of the high-impact products or services in need of greater global access.

Our seed support is meant to be the launching point for your organization that grows to large-scale. Follow our Application Process to design an initial test pilot of your larger vision. Submit your concept to our twice-annual competition. If selected, you will receive seed support to launch.


D-Prize is for new organizations. Most of our awardees are first-time entrepreneurs. Most have not yet launched their organization, nor have they raised other funding. We especially encourage those from low-and-middle income countries to apply. See who we recently seeded.

We will consider applications from existing organizations only if your core focus is distributing an existing and evidence-based poverty intervention. We typically will not support organizations with more than 18 months of full time operations or that have raised more than $30,000 USD in outside funding.


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

  • The Global Competition launches on 6 May 2024.

  • Early Submission Deadline: 23 June 2024 at midnight PT (Pacific Time)

  • Regular Submission Deadline: 14 July 2024 at midnight PT (Pacific Time)

  • Extension Deadline: 4 August 2024 at midnight PT (Pacific Time)

Register for an extension



Submit your two-page concept note and resume(s).  We receive 2500+ submissions per competition.


Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to answer short written questions. You will have two weeks to draft and submit.


Top entrepreneurs have phone and email interviews. The top 1% receive up to $20,000 to launch.


Spend the next few months piloting your idea and building an organization that soon grows to a large scale.


For more Information: Visit the website for The D-Prize Global Competition 2024


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