Awakening the hero in all of us
$5 million in prize funding — 10 winnersAPPLY NOW
One Elevate Prize will be awarded to a winner of MIT Solve’s new Health Security & Pandemics Challenge, created in response to the COVID-19 crisis.FIND OUT MORE
Elevating Humanity on a Global Scale
Seeking leaders who are mobilizing communities and catalyzing positive, transformational change.
Radical Diversity Fuels Success
Building a community that recognizes the contribution of all humanity.FIND OUT MORE
A Powerful Platform
Creating a first-of-its-kind philanthropic model that amplifies impact and elevates awareness.FIND OUT MORE
THE ELEVATE PRIZE
POWERED BY MIT SOLVE
Our mission is to dramatically amplify the impact of innovators, activists and problem-solvers. And together build a powerful platform to mobilize communities, catalyze positive change and awaken the hero in all of us.
The prize is powered by MIT Solve, a marketplace for social impact innovation. We are leveraging their award-winning open innovation platform and methodology, as well as their extensive network of entrepreneurs and social impact leaders all around the world.
PRIZE TIMELINE 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSE IN 111 DAYS…Apply
THE ELEVATE PRIZE IN DETAIL
Addressing our most challenging global issues by empowering talented and passionate leaders around the world who will inspire others to uplift their community.VIEW MORE
HOW IT WORKS
THE PROCESS AND STEPS
Those eligible can apply up until June 29, after which staff and judges will select the most promising submissions as Finalists. Our esteemed judges will select 10 winners among these Finalists in September.VIEW MORE
HOW TO APPLY
A GUIDE TO APPLY
Sound like you? Learn the who, what, when and why of applying for The Elevate Prize.VIEW MORE
WHO CAN APPLY?
DETAILS ON WHO CAN APPLYApplicants must be 18 years of age or older and should be the primary delegate for their organization, which must be a legally established entity. If selected as a Finalist, applicants will be invited to present their work during The Elevate Prize Awards, and if selected as a global hero, they will be the lead participant throughout the program.
Global Challenge in Response to COVID-19
One winner from MIT Solve’s Health Security and Pandemics Challenge will be selected as part of our first cohort of ten global heroes.Apply