Nonprofit Open Call Challenges
We’re partnering with nonprofits who have proven an unwavering dedication to each of their unique missions. Each organization receives $10,000 in donations, and an open source solution to their challenges.
One (1) Best All Around Solution Prize: Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, one (1) Best All Around Solution prize winner will be awarded a cash prize of $US 50,000. The winner of the Best All Around Solution prize will not also be eligible to receive an Open Call Challenge prize.
Four (4) Open Call Challenge Prizes: Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, four (4) Open Call Challenge prize winners (one for each Open Call Challenge) will be awarded a cash prize of $US 10,000 each.
Conservation x Labs
Develop solutions to combat invasive species in marine and island environments, and help craft tools for protecting our natural ocean landscapes.
Engineer open source devices in the form of a versatile heat sealer/ welder, versatile UV Wand for curing UV adhesive on a variety of objects, or a medical fluid warming system, all of which can be built in the field.
United Cerebral Palsy Los Angeles
Create or redesign open source assistive tools and devices usable by those with cerebral palsy, and/ or other physical challenges, to enable independence and creative expression.
Design modular add-ons for CalEarth’s dome housing models within the categories of connectivity, power harvesting, lighting, heating, or water collection and storage.
Maybe you've already had a socially innovative project in the works but it doesn't quite match any of the nonprofit challenges , or maybe you want to work with a local nonprofit. Just tell us what problem you are trying to solve, build a prototype, and explain why your solution is the best, anything goes!