Let’s make a difference—together.

The Truist Foundation is excited to partner with MIT Solve to host the 2022 Inspire Awards Challenge. The Challenge is a workshop-style competition designed to support the ideas of innovative nonprofit organizations that help grow, develop, and sustain racially diverse or women-led small businesses. We encourage all forward-thinking organizations that meet the eligibility requirements to submit their big ideas by May 13, 2022.

Ready to join the Challenge?

The celebration of success

When the support program wraps up, the finalists will present their solutions in Charlotte, North Carolina during a hybrid in-person and online event on Oct. 20, 2022. A panel of judges will evaluate the finalists’ presentations, which will be livestreamed to an online audience who can vote for their favorite. Then we’ll announce the winners during an awards ceremony that will take place immediately after the presentations. 

Here’s what you can win this year:

  • First place: $250,000
  • Second place: $150,000
  • Audience favorite winner: $75,000
  • Runners-up: $25,000 

Keep these important dates in mind:

  • Feb. 16: Challenge opens
  • May 13: Deadline for applicants to submit a solution
  • June 21: Semifinalists invited for interview with judges
  • July 1: Finalists announced
  • July – November: Finalist Support Program
  • Oct. 20: Pitch event for finalists and winner announcement

We can't wait to see your ideas.