Grant Opportunities

The Grand Challenges family of initiatives fosters innovation to solve key health and development problems. See below for Grand Challenges and related grant opportunities.

Saving Brains

Initiative: Grand Challenges Canada

Applications Open: 
May 16, 2016 to July 29, 2016

With the ultimate goal of increasing human capital and tackling existing inequalities, Saving Brains seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that protect and nurture early brain development in a sustainable manner. Through this Request For Proposals, Saving Brains will support applications for seed funding to develop and validate these bold ideas.


Initiative: 100&Change

Applications Open: 
June 2, 2016 to September 2, 2016

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. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. Ideas can come from any field or sector. The first step in the application process is to register your organization by September 2, 2016.

Scaling Off-Grid Energy

Initiative: Grand Challenges for Development

Applications Open: 
July 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016

Scaling Off-Grid Energy seeks to spur a vibrant marketplace of enterprises that provide off-grid energy solutions that meet the needs of low-income consumers across the African continent, providing access to modern, clean, and affordable electricity. The comment period for the Request for Information is now open.