We’ve set an audacious goal for seven world-changing ideas:$634 million
$441 million raised so far
Housed at TED, The Audacious Project is a collaboration between a leading group of nonprofits, social entrepreneurs ... and you.
Let’s change the way we change the world.
The Big Ideas
Every year, The Audacious Project identifies jaw-dropping ideas with the potential to spark change. Learn more about our 2018 portfolio.
The Bail Project
On any given night, more than 450,000 people in the United States sleep in jail cells because they don’t have enough money to pay bail. The Bail Project is a self-sustaining model to make criminal justice fair for all.Learn more
Environmental Defense Fund
Methane accounts for a quarter of global warming. By launching a satellite to measure its leakage, the Environmental Defense Fund will help corporations and governments take action.Learn more
With backpacks and sneakers on, GirlTrek will train frontline health activists to disrupt disease and inspire a new culture of physical activity in the 50 highest-need communities in America.Learn more
Living Goods + Last Mile Health
A billion people around the world lack access to health care. With digital disruption, Living Goods and Last Mile Health will empower community health workers to fill the gap — while earning a living.Learn more
One Acre Fund
The vast majority of the world’s poorest people are farmers. The One Acre Fund sees this as the greatest humanitarian opportunity of our time: boost small-farm productivity, and move the needle on poverty and food security.Learn more
Trachoma is an agonizing eye infection that causes blindness. It’s also completely preventable. By focusing on strategic countries, Sightsavers plans to put an end to this ancient disease.Learn more
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The twilight zone is a mysterious part of the ocean that may hold a million new species, and 90 percent of the world’s fish biomass. Woods Hole hopes to explore the region — before commercial fishers do.Learn more