Our goal is to match bold ideas with catalytic resources.
We encourage the world’s inspirational changemakers to dream bigger than ever before.
Help shape their best ideas into viable multi-year plans.
Present those solutions in a compelling way to potential supporters.
Every year, we work with proven changemakers to surface their boldest ideas for tackling global problems.
Sourcing & review
Projects are sourced from public applications and a global network of partners and donors. They are narrowed down to a group of finalists whose ideas are representative of a broad range of geographies and issue areas while elevating leaders with proximity to the communities they serve.
Idea shaping & investment support
Each finalist project goes through a rigorous due diligence, ideation and investment support process, to ensure their proposal is achievable and compelling.
Funding & launch
Finalist projects are presented privately to groups of donors and are then publicly unveiled at TED. Funded projects then pursue their plans and share regular updates on key milestones reached with donors and the public.
Partners & Individuals
We would like to recognize the many parties who have come together to make The Audacious Project possible. They have contributed in various roles: as donors, thought partners, in project sourcing, due diligence, as catalysts, and more.
We are deeply appreciative of the many individuals who helped review the bold ideas submitted for this cycle. While the pool of reviewers changes cycle-to-cycle, their diverse array of insights deeply enriches our understanding of the potential of the ideas. Along with continued support from our TED colleagues collaborators and various partners, the perspectives shared by the extended network of experts listed below are invaluable to the process.
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