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!

We are currently running this year’s Social Innovation Challenge and will not be accepting new applications until Fall 2019, so stay tuned! We accept apps on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply the better. Stop waiting for someone else to change the world.