D-Prize Challenge 2024 for Social Entrepreneurs (US$20,000 Grant)

D-Prize Challenge 2024 for Social Entrepreneurs (US$20,000 Grant)

D-Prize Challenge 2024 for Social Entrepreneurs (US$20,000 Grant)

Entries are now open for the D-Prize Challenge that supports organizations in any low-or-middle income country where extreme poverty still exists.

D-Prize believe the world needs more social impact organizations, and they seed for-profit ventures, NGOs, and charities.

D-Prize Challenges

  • Health
    • Self-Injectable Contraceptive Challenge:
      • Can you distribute a self-injectable contraceptive, Sayana® Press, to underserved women through a private health network?
    • Oxygen Challenge:
      • Can you develop a team of technicians to service and repair existing oxygen concentrators to improve access to medical oxygen?
    • Patient Identification Challenge:
      • Can you develop a way to identify patients needing treatment for either obstetric fistula, cervical cancer, club foot, or cataracts, then connect them with existing treatment services in your area?
    • Maternal Health Challenge:
      • Can you train birth attendants to administer misoprostol to prevent maternal deaths from postpartum hemorrhaging?
    • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Challenge:
      • Can you identify candidates for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) and connect those that opt in to existing health facilities to reduce the risk of HIV acquisition?
    • Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Challenge:
      • Can you counsel and motivate HIV-positive pregnant women to adhere to their ART regimen, and thus prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission?
    • Child Immunization Challenge:
      • Can you direct caregivers to bring their infants to health facilities for routine immunizations that would otherwise not occur?
    • Sugar Daddy Awareness Challenge:
      • Can you teach “sugar daddy awareness” to 8th grade classes to reduce unwanted teen pregnancies and HIV infections?
  • Water
    • Clean Access to Water Challenge
      • Can you sell ceramic water filters to people in areas without access to clean water?
  • Agriculture
    • Quality Inputs Challenge:
      • Can you provide smallholder farmers high-quality inputs and training proven to increase their harvests?
    • Post-Harvest Support Challenge:
      • Can you provide smallholder farmers post-harvest loans and storage technology proven to increase their incomes?
    • Propose Your Own Agriculture Challenge:
      • D-Prize is specifically interested in distributing proven agriculture interventions to smallholder farmers. If you know of a highly-effective intervention that is backed by credible evidence, they want to hear what it is and see your plan to increase its distribution.
    • Propose Your Own Livestock Challenge:
      • D-Prize is interested in distributing proven livestock interventions to smallholder farmers. If you know of a highly-effective intervention backed by credible evidence, they want to hear what it is and see your plan to increase its distribution.
  • Livelihoods
    • Poverty Graduation Challenge:
      • Can you provide business coaching, capital, and social support to lift people out of ultra poverty?
    • Propose Your Own Financial Inclusion Challenge:
      • D-Prize is specifically interested in distributing proven financial inclusion interventions to those in need. If you know of a highly-effective intervention backed by credible evidence, they want to hear what it is and see your plan to increase its distribution.
  • Energy
    • Solar Lamp Challenge:
      • Can you sell pico solar lamps to rural or slum-dwelling households without regular access to electricity?
  • Public Services
    • Government Transparency Challenge:
      • Can you monitor and report data to reduce corruption and improve public service?
    • Road Safety Challenge:
      • Can you reduce road fatalities by mobilizing the public with a proven public transportation safety campaign?
  • Custom
    • Propose Your Own Challenge:
      • D-Prize is specifically interested in distributing proven poverty interventions to those in need. If you know of a highly-effective intervention that is backed by credible evidence, they want to hear what it is and see your plan to increase its distribution.

Funding Information

  • All winners will be awarded up to $20,000. The award is offered in the form of a convertible grant.

Eligibility Criteria

  • D-Prize challenges are open to anyone or any team. The sole restriction is that individuals and their immediate family on the judging panel may not participate as a contestants.
  • D-Prize is also open to any business model (for-profit, non-profit, and everything in between).
  • You are not competing against other applicants. They typically fund at least 15 proposals per competition, regardless of which challenge track was selected.

Application Deadline: 23-Jun-2024

Click Here to Apply Now

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