How would you spend $100 million to solve a world problem?


How would you spend $100 million to solve a world problem?

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Jimmy Carter consoles a young patient having a worm removed from her body in Savelugu, Ghana, in February 2007. The Carter Center leads the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease. (Credit: The Carter Center)

The MacArthur Foundation wants to give you $100 million.

All you need to do is come up with a great way to spend it to address one of the world’s most pressing problems.

Would you spend it on ridding the world of toxic dumps, building schools or saving an endangered species?

The new campaign, “100&Change”, will award a the grant to a single proposal designed to help solve a critical issue. The inaugural competition is open to organizations - individuals or government agencies need not apply - around the world. Each valid proposal will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges from a variety of fields.

Applicants must register by Sept. 2. They must complete an online application, detail the problem and solution, budget and include a video pitch. Proposals will be accepted through Oct. 3.

The foundation plans to have a competition every three years.


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