Call for Entries: iF Social Impact Prize

Deadline Date: April 24, 2024

Donor Name: iF Design

Grant Size: $100,000 to $500,000

Entries are now open for the iF Social Impact Prize to support projects that contribute to improving their society.

If you work towards achieving one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, your project is eligible.


  • All submissions should be in line with the 15 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
    • No Poverty
      • Since 1990, extreme poverty rates have been cut by 50%. But one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.90 a day.
    • Zero Hunger
      • It is time to rethink how they grow, share and consume their food if they are to nourish today
    • Goodhealth and Well-Being
      • Sustainable development depends on ensuring healthy lives. More efforts are needed to raise life expectancy.
    • Quality Education
      • Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed for achieving universal education goals.
    • Gender Equality
      • Equality for women and girls is not only a fundermental human right, it will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies at large.
    • Clean Water and Sanitation
      • Due to poor infrastructure, millions of people die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
    • Affordable and Clean Energy
      • The goal is universal access to modern energy services, improved efficiency and more renewable energy sources.
    • Decent Work and Economic Growth
      • The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well into the future.
    • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
      • Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.
    • Reduced Inequalities
      • To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.
    • Sustainable Cities and Communities
      • Cities enable people to advance socially and economically, but some cities face congestion, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.
    • Responsible Consumption and Production
      • Responsible consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less”, resource and energy efficiency and access to a better quality of life for all.
    • Climate Action
      • Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent, disrupting national economies and affecting lives.
    • Life below Water
      • Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.
    • Life on Land
      • Forests cover 30% of the Earth’s surface and are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population.


  • If your project is selected for the iF Social Impact Prize, you can benefit from advantages which help to boost your project:
    • Prize Money: Your project will be supported with a share of EUR 100,000 in prize money
    • Your Project: Projects selected by the jury will be shown on the iF Design Website for an unlimited period of time.
    • Communication Support: Projects selected by the jury will be introduced to a global design community, media and the design interested public.
    • Winner Certificate: Projects selected by the jury receive an individual Winner Certificate.
    • Updates: You can update your project with latest videos, photos or news.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, public and other organizations, social enterprises and entrepreneurs are welcome to submit. Student concepts cannot be accepted.
  • Student concepts will not be accepted.
  • Your project should already be established and you can apply with the same project a maximum of two times.

For more information, visit iF Design.

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