Grants

Grants

The application period for our second round of Microgrants has closed. Please check back soon or follow @IDEOorg on Twitter for updates.

Grants

The HCD Connect platform and the microgrant program are designed to catalyze new best practices to help ensure that people using human-centered design to tackle poverty-related challenges around the world are receiving direct input on their solutions. 

The HCD Connect website and funding for these Microgrants is made possible thanks to a grant from the Agricultural Development group at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For this reason, the second cycle of Microgrants will again focus on projects using human-centered design towards agriculture-related projects.

Our judging panel is made up of social sector, agriculture, and design experts well-versed in the power of human-centered design.

We award HCD Connect Microgrants in the following two categories:

$5,000 Planning Grant: planning grants are for individuals or organizations initiating the human-centered design process as part of a particular project and requiring funding to conduct HCD "hear" or "create" research.

$10,000 Implementation Grant: implementation grants are designed for individuals or organizations that have experienced the human-centered design process and need funding to pilot or implement their project solutions.

Our 2013 HCD Connect Microgrant recipients

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