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Big ideas

For the world’s most urgent challenges

Housed at TED, The Audacious Project is a funding initiative that encourages the world’s greatest changemakers to dream bigger. We shape their ideas into viable
multi-year plans and launch them to the world alongside visionary philanthropists.

A new model to inspire change

Every year we select, nurture, and launch a group of big, bold solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges.

About the Audacious Project

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Does your bold vision have the potential for far reaching social impact?

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Our Impact

From healthcare and climate change to social justice and education, Audacious is empowering changemakers to dream bigger.


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Be Audacious

Let’s change the way we change the world