The 40 Chances Seed Grants Program (Win $10,000)

The 40 Chances Seed Grants Program (Win $10,000)

Deadline: October 15, 2014

Applications are now invited by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation from non-profit organizations around the globe who are taking action in the areas of food security, conflict, or poverty alleviation.

The 40 Chances Seed Grants Program is a global call for innovative solutions to hunger, conflict, or poverty issues in partnership with Arizona State University’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation.


  • Grants of $10,000 will be provided to selected winners.


  • Applicants must have US 501(c)(3) tax exempt status to be eligible, or be sponsored by an organization that does.
  • Applicant organizations must clearly involve local leadership and management into the operations of the organization.
  • Applicants must integrate locally driven design, development, and deployment in its programs or services.
  • Applicant organization’s efforts should fill gaps in existing value chains, or otherwise combine a variety of complementary and existing efforts into a comprehensive and integrated approach to solve the intended challenge.


Application criteria will involve the following;;

  • curriculum vitae/resume
  • budget outline
  • business plan
  • applicant (individual)’s photo
  • organization logo
  • photos of the project.


Applicants can apply here.

For more information, click The 40 Chances Seed Grants program