Donor: Roddenberry Foundation
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 16.09.2022

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 100.000$
Total available budget: 1.500.000$
Funding type: Prize
Maximum grant size: 1.000.000$
Funding ratio: 100%


  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The Roddenberry Foundation was set up in 2010 in memory of Gene Roddenberry, creator of the Star Trek series. The Foundation builds on a philosophy of inclusion, diversity, and respect for life to drive social change and meaningfully improve the lives of people around the world. Four game-changing and innovative solutions will each receive $250,000 for their work in one of the following fields: Education, Science, Environment, and Humanity.

  • Education: Prize awardees will be working to improve education for all, including better access, teacher training, vocational programs, and tech integration.
  • Environment: Prize awardees will be working on a range of issues related to the environment, including clean water, pollution, climate change, and the economic and social justice ramifications of environmental policies.
  • Science: Prize awardees will be working on a range of health, medical, and scientific advancements, including vaccines, autoimmune diseases, cancer research, and stem cell therapy.
  • Humanity: Prize awardees will be working on mitigating and solving for the unintended consequences of the vast technological, medical, and scientific advances that have come to define the 21st century.

2) Eligibility

The Roddenberry Foundation sources ideas from all corners of the globe. Eligible candidates for the Prize may be individuals, teams of individuals, non-profit organizations, or social enterprises.

3) Location

Actions can take place in various countries worldwide.

4) Budget

A grand prize of $1,000,000 in non-dilutive financing, along with five $100,000 finalist awards, will be granted to early stage ventures that have the potential to change the world.

5) Application

All eligible nominees will be asked to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) via our online portal on a rolling basis through September 16, 2022.

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