If you are feeling bold: 100&Change

MacArthur Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. One $100 million grant is available.

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Abstract
Solving society’s biggest problems isn’t easy, but it can be done. 100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. 100&Change will select a bold proposal that promises real progress toward solving a critical problem of our time. And it will award a $100 million grant to help make that solution a reality. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome.
– No single field or problem area is designated; proposals from any sector are encouraged.
– Proposals should articulate both the problem and the proposed solution, and must have a charitable purpose.
– Competitive proposals will be meaningful, verifiable, durable, and feasible.

The competition is open to any ideas that identify a single problem and its proposed solution. Most applications are expected to be focused on domestic issues in the United States, but the competition welcomes international applications as well. The Foundation hopes to inspire a wide range of applications that propose real, measurable solutions to significant problems from any field or sector.

A panel of five expert judges will review and score each valid proposal. Up to ten Semi-Finalists will then be asked to supply further details on their proposals and show engagement with their target communities. From this group, a smaller number of Finalists will be selected. These Finalists will present their solutions at a live event in the fall of 2017. Selection of the final award recipient rests with MacArthur’s Board of Directors.