Housed at TED, The Audacious Project is a collaboration between a leading group of nonprofits, social entrepreneurs … and you. So far, more than $750 million has been committed to fund big, bold ideas.
Let’s change the way we change the world.
The Big Ideas
Each year, The Audacious Project identifies jaw-dropping ideas for global change. Learn more about our 2019 portfolio or view all past Audacious Projects.
Center for Policing Equity
In the US today, Black people are two to four times more likely to be targets of police force than White people. Center for Policing Equity works with police departments and communities one city at a time, using smart data capture to fuel measurable behavior change.
Institute for Protein Design
Until now, human beings have been unable to design new proteins. The Institute for Protein Design will lead the protein design revolution, becoming the “Bell Labs” of the field and taking on five grand challenges that could change how drugs, vaccines and materials are made.
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Plants naturally remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, converting it into oxygen and biomass. Salk Institute believes it can train plants to be even more productive, storing massive amounts of carbon for longer — and keeping atmospheric temperatures from rising.