Total funding

$100 million

The Grand Challenge will award up to $100 million in grants over three rounds. The first round will award up to $31.5 million across two phases.

Phase 1 awards

Up to 30 awardees will each receive a $50,000 seed grant and an exclusive invitation to participate in Phase 2, including the virtual Innovation Sprint.

During the Innovation Sprint, Seed Grantees may receive targeted support and resources from climate, nature, and AI experts — as the Bezos Earth Fund deems appropriate — while they develop detailed implementation plans for consideration by the judging panel.

Phase 2 awards

Up to 15 awardees will each receive an implementation grant of up to $2 million.

In February 2025, the Bezos Earth Fund and its partners will convene Implementation Grantees as well as private-sector and public-sector stakeholders for a summit to collaborate on AI solutions for climate and nature. During the summit, Implementation Grantees may have an opportunity to showcase their solutions, progress, and early findings in front of a live audience.

Proposals are due on July 30.

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