100&Change Applicants

Key resources, updates, and information for 100&Change applicants

Big Problems Require Bold Solutions

Solving society’s biggest problems is not easy, but we believe solutions are possible. 100&Change is our global competition for a proposal that promises real and measurable progress toward solving a critical social challenge. We will award a single $100 million grant to help make that solution a reality. We are open to organizations working in any field, anywhere in the world. Are you ready to solve a problem?

How to Get Ready

Step 1: Is Your Organization a Good Fit?

We created an organizational readiness tool to help you determine whether your organization is ready for 100&Change. This tool was designed to help you understand characteristics of the most competitive organizations and proposals. We encourage you to use this tool to consider how well-suited your organization(s) and/or proposal are for 100&Change.

Step 2: Registration

After assessing your fit through the Organizational Readiness Tool, you must register your organization by Thursday, August 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time. Any organization or legal entity, except for government agencies, can apply. Multiple organizations may collaborate on a single application.

Step 3: Propose a Problem and its Solution

Once you’ve registered for 100&Change, complete and submit your application by Thursday, September 5, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time. Describe an urgent, significant problem and propose a bold and lasting solution. Your idea can come from any field or sector, but the solution must be impactful, evidence-based, feasible, durable, and just.

Scoring Process

Every valid application receives scores and comments from peer reviewers and five members of our Wise Head Panel. Scores are normalized to ensure a level playing field for everyone. Please review carefully trait scoring rubric that peer reviewers and the Wise Head Panel will use to score your valid application.


Does the proposal describe an urgent problem worth solving, and will the solution have a transformative impact? Is the proposal sufficiently ambitious either in its progress toward a solution; the size and number of communities served; the size of the geography served; or intensity of impact on a smallbut vulnerable population or geography?


Does the proposal present evidence that the solution or its critical components have previously yielded practical and concrete results? Does the evidence suggest that the solution can be adapted to other contexts, such as expanding to new populations or geographies or to reach a greater number of people over time, and still retain its effectiveness?


Does the team have the skills, capacity, relationships, and experience to deliver its proposal? Do the budget and plans represent a realistic understanding for successful implementation? Does the mitigation plan address changes in key personnel and political, market, or social environments? Is community input incorporated throughout the design, implementation, and evaluation?


Will the solution have a sustained impact? Does the solution either expect to solve a problem in five years or create a pathway to solving the problem over time? Will the project elicit support from other sources–private, philanthropic, or public? Has the team advanced a clear, cogent, and compelling vision for the future?


Has the team demonstrated a commitment to equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the ideation and design of the solution and in its staffing and operations? Will the solution benefit different populations equitably – particularly historically marginalized people or populations with the greatest needs, both human and nonhuman?

Key Dates

May 22, 2024: Application Portal Opens
August 15, 2024: Registration Deadline
September 5, 2024: Application Submission Deadline
September-October 2024: Administrative and Participatory Review
October-November 2024: Wise Head Review
January-March 2025: Finalists Selected
Spring 2025: Finalists Announced
Summer-Fall 2025: Project Development
Winter 2025: Award Recipient Announced