IMPROVING SOCIETY STEP BY STEP

The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE is our contribution to making society a little better – by helping projects that are doing good work already.

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iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE EMPOWERING THOSE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE supports projects that contribute to improving our society. If you work towards achieving one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, your project is eligible. 

Applying is free of charge. Every year iF Design donates EUR 100,000 to support the best projects submitted to the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE. Enter your project for increased visibility on the iF Design website and a chance at winning!

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Read about the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE success stories, and how projects have used the grant money.

All social projects at a glance

These social projects have been supported by the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE

What is social impact?

Read about the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE success stories, and how projects have used the grant money.

All social projects at a glance

These social projects have been supported by the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE

What is social impact?

CATEGORIES
THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

End Poverty

Since 1990, extreme poverty rates have been cut by 50%. But one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.90 a day.

End Hunger

It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food if we are nourish today’s 795 million hungry people.

Healthy Lives

Sustainable development depends on ensuring healthy lives. More efforts are needed to raise life expectancy.

Quality Education

Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed for achieving universal education goals.

Gender Equality

Equality for women and girls is not only a fundermental human right, it will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies at large.

Water & Sanitation

Due to poor infrastructure, millions of people die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

Clean Energy

The goal is universal access to modern energy services, improved efficiency and more renewable energy sources.

Economic Growth

The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well into the future.

Resilient Infrastructure

Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.

Reduce Inequality Everywhere

To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Cities enable people to advance socially and economically, but some cities face congestion, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.

Sustainable Consumption

Responsible consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less”, resource and energy efficiency and access to a better quality of life for all.

Climate Action

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent, disrupting national economies and affecting lives.

Life below Water

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Life on Land

Forests cover 30% of the Earth’s surface and are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population.

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Benefits

If you apply for the iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE, you can benefit from many advantages which help to boost your project:


Apply for free


Publish your project on our iF Design Website.


Update your projects with new photos, videos and information any time.


Introduce your project to a global design community, media and the design interested public.


Compete for a share of EUR 100,000.

Criteria

Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, social enterprises, public and other organizations are welcome to submit. 


Your project should already be established and you can apply with the same project a maximum of two times. 

Student concepts will not be accepted.

Publish your project on our iF Design Website and you will automatically compete for the prize.

Dates & Deadlines

There is no deadline: applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Twice a year, all submitted projects are evaluated and the best ones are selected to receive a share of EUR 100,000. In 2022, the evaluation periods are:

After 26 May 2022


After 9 November 2022

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Green Success Story from Uganda

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Success Story: HOPE Schools

Success Story: Conflictfood

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CONTACT

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE
Gabriele Bertemann
Bahnhofstrasse 8
30159 Hannover
Germany

Phone +49.511.54224-202
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