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Global Innovation Challenge

Global Innovation Challenge

$25 Million Global Innovation Challenge:  Food Security

The Citi Foundation announced  its first-ever Global Innovation Challenge request for proposals to support community organizations around the world that are developing innovative solutions to improve food security. This inaugural challenge will provide a collective $25 million to 50 organizations working to pilot or expand ideas and projects that  are designed to improve food security and strengthen the financial health of  low-income families and communities.


The Citi Foundation seeks to award grants of $500,000 to 50 organizations and will prioritize projects in four areas:

Support efforts that increase access to affordable and healthy food to low-income communities.

Improve food affordability through community finance efforts that help reduce the financial burden placed on low-income communities.

Address challenges in the food supply chain that lead to positive community benefits, such as the creation of new jobs and businesses.

Increase the number of available resources that enable low-income communities to more effectively prepare for and respond to disruptions in food security during crises.

Learn more information about this funding opportunity, including eligibility requirements and target geographies

Instructional Webinar

Learn how to register and apply to the 2023 Global Innovation Challenge


To gain access to the Citi Foundation’s grant making platform, organizations must complete a short registration form to help them determine their eligibility for this RFP.

The deadline to register is March 22, 2023, at 4 p.m. EDT/8 p.m. GMT.
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