Deadline: July 14, 2024 23:59 GMT-0700 | Apply here
Eligibility: open to anyone or any team, with a focus on first-time entrepreneurs

Are you passionate about creating lasting social impact? D-Prize Challenges are created to support you on your journey.

The competition offers grants of up to $20,000 for organizations that distribute proven poverty solutions in low- and middle-income countries.

Select one of the challenges below and apply it with a life-changing innovation.

D-Prize Challenges

D-Prize supports initiatives in various sectors. Check out the list below of high-impact products and services that you could propose in your solution:


  • Self-Injectable Contraceptive: Distribute Sayana® Press to underserved women through a private health network.
  • Oxygen: Service and repair oxygen concentrators for better access to medical oxygen.
  • Patient Identification: Identify patients needing treatment for obstetric fistula, cervical cancer, club foot, or cataracts, and connect them with corresponding services in your area.
  • Maternal Health: Train birth attendants to use misoprostol to decrease maternal deaths.
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Identify and connect candidates to health facilities for VMMC, and help reduce the risk of HIV.
  • Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Support and counsel HIV-positive pregnant women to adhere to ART regimens and help prevent HIV transmition to the baby.
  • Child Immunization: Encourage caregivers to bring infants to health facilities for routine immunizations.
  • Sugar Daddy Awareness: Educate 8th-grade students to reduce unwanted teen pregnancies and the spread of HIV infections.


  • Clean Access to Water: Sell ceramic water filters to people in areas lacking clean water.


  • Quality Inputs: Provide high-quality inputs and training to smallholder farmers to increase their harvests.
  • Post-Harvest Support: Offer loans and proven storage technology to increase farmers’ incomes.
  • Propose Your Own Agriculture or Livestock Challenge: Suggest and plan distribution of agricultural or livestock intervention for smallholder farmers.

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  • Reading Glasses: Distribute non-prescription reading/working glasses to those in need.
  • Poverty Graduation: Provide coaching, capital, and social support to lift people from ultra-poverty.
  • Propose Your Own Financial Inclusion Challenge: Distribute proven financial inclusion interventions to those in need.


  • Solar Lamps: Sell pico solar lamps to households without regular electricity access, such as rural or slum-dwelling.

Public Services

  • Government Transparency: Monitor and report data to reduce corruption and improve public service.
  • Road Safety: Mobilize the public for road safety campaigns.


  • Teaching at the Right Level: Implement a TaRL program to achieve basic literacy and numeracy in resource-limited classrooms.

Custom Challenge

  • Propose your challenge focused on distributing proven poverty interventions.

Application Process


First-time entrepreneurs and new organizations take priority in the evaluation process, however, existing ones will be taken into account provided their main focus is distributing an existing and evidence-based poverty intervention.

D-Prize is open to any business model (for-profit, non-profit, and everything in between).

Submission Guidelines

Your concept note should be a maximum of two pages and describe your organization or venture idea.

If you have a team, include each person’s Resume and what their roles and responsibilities are.

All proposals must be written in English.

For more information, download the application packet.

Interested in applying for the D-Prize Challenges? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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