Start a project.


Apply to the social innovation challenge!

We give students up to $20,000 to make a positive impact. Why not you?

You can apply with a new project you’re working on or even just an idea for a problem you want to address. Students of all ages and disciplines are welcome!

The application is short and you don’t need to have a perfect plan before you apply — the point of OptimizeWayne is to help you develop it!

Applications are due November 7. We accept apps on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply the better. Stop waiting for someone else to change the world. Apply here!