2015 Children’s Prize : $250,000 to Save Children’s Lives

Deadline: 12 June 2015

Do you have a project idea to save the most children under-five? If yes, submit your project idea for 2015 Children’s Prize, the open web-based competition focused on under-five child survival.

The 2015 Children’s Prize invites individuals and organizations, across the world to submit the best and most effective project that proposes to save the greatest number of children’s lives. One winner will be awarded the $250,000 prize to directly execute their proposed project, within two years.

Each proposal submitted must clearly define the specific child mortality indicator it will impact. For example, indicators may include

  1. Under Five Mortality Rate (U5MR): also referred to as Child Mortality Rate, is the probability of dying between birth and exactly five years of age expressed as per 1,000 live births.
  2. Infant Mortality Rate (IMR): is the probability of dying between birth and exactly one year of age expressed as per 1,000 live births.
  3. Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR): is the probability of dying before reaching 28 days of age, expressed as per 1,000 live births in a given year.
  4. Perinatal Mortality Rate (PMR): is the number of perinatal deaths (defined as a stillbirth or an early neonatal death) over the total number of births (stillbirths and live births) per 1,000 total births.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be non-profits (charities), for profits (companies), government programs, academic institutions, and individuals aged 18 years or older.
  • Project proposals submitted may include, but are not limited to, intervention solutions in healthcare services, technology, education, infrastructure and agriculture.

Entries will be evaluated based on the

  1. ability to impact rates within a child mortality indicator (U5MR, IMR, NMR, etc.)
  2. effectiveness, innovation and scalability of the intervention approach within global health
  3. feasibility of the proposed lives-saved estimate
  4. probability of success
  5. ease of verification
  6. inclusion of an impact assessment

For more information, please visit Children’s Prize 2015.


  1. I am interested to be a premium member and I have registered my name and email as well but i am little bit confused as the fundsforngo has clearly said the membership can be cancelled at any time. why is so? If I become a member paying the amount and it cancels membership then what might be the benefit of getting member?

  2. My name is ifeyinwa Nnanna, I have an NGO called chiemerie miracle Mba foundation for the severely disabled children in Nigeria, we are about starting our permanent site, its a really huge project, pls direct us on sites we can approach to help us with funds. Thanks

  3. Avatar Betelhem Degaulle says

    I am Betelhem a program manger of Tikuret lesetoch ena lehisanat mahiber . It is a local NGO working o orphaned and vulnerable children . i am happy to keep in teach with you to support these kids .

    • Hi Betelhem,

      Thank you very much for your kind words.

      Good luck with your fundraising!

  4. My name is rev.fr.fidelis akande.from nigeria,kogi state,lokoja. I have four years experience in ngo,for the less privilege,vulnerable children,orphans,hiv/aids,and widows. I tried my best to reach out to those in the rural settlements but,i always run into financial constraint.please,come to our aid so that we can help those involved.


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    we are a non governmental organization operating in north west region of cameroon and we are working with clinics,health centers,communities and General hospitals especially on children words with the collaborations of the pediatricians in the cases of malnourished babies.It was worth noting that over 25% under 5 mortality rate, 29% infant mortality, 34% neonatal, and 28.7% parental mortality rate were all experience in this region. To add the pediatricians stopped women from giving weight pap to their new born babies reasons being that it increases yeast sells to the babies. The Association in a bite to solve this problem of malnourished problem and the fact that the region is noted to be one of the most poorest region in the country , we went in to a serious research program and we came up with a very rich product call nuntree100. Over 1000 children have been treated with this product. and it has been tested in one of the most re noun medical laboratories in cameroon and accepted by the ministry of Health. The product corrects electrolyte imbalance, Gets rid of oedema, provides sufficient energy and nutrients to stop further loss of muscle tissue and fat etc In other to produce the product we need a financial support to cultivate and produce the product in a huge quantity..thanks for your co operation.

    • Hello,

      We are not a funding organization and we do not provide any kind of financial support. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      Please check out the many resources available on our site.

      Thank you!

  7. Avatar Shambel Assefa says

    Thank you to meet my objective i have a bacholor degree with 8years experiance and i have a great dream to establish NGO based on children sustainable growth and education in Africa especially in my home country Ethiopia in Adama town.
    so as much as possible i can summit a project proposal after i get your confirmation on my home country.
    Thank you for accepting my idea.

    • Hi Shambel,

      We are not a funding organization and do not provide grants. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      Please check out the many resources available on our site.

      Thank you.

  8. Avatar Miriam C. Grafilo says

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    To whom shall we address our project idea? Does Children’s Prize have a prescribed format?
    We will appreciate your reply.

    Yours truly,

    Miriam C. Grafilo

    • Hi Miriam,

      In order to apply, you need to register at Children Prize’s website and then proceed with further application process. To get detailed information on application procedure, visit the link given in ‘For more information…’ line.

      Good luck!