Social Impact Postings

Announcing the 2017 Fuller Challenge Finalists

NEW YORK CITY - The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is pleased to announce the six Finalists for the 2017 program cycle. These Finalists have reached the final deliberation phase and are under consideration for selection to win the Buckminster Fuller Challenge and its grand prize of $100,000.

Register for the 2017 Bioneers Conference

The 2017 Bioneers Conference will be held at the Marin Center in San Rafael, CA this October 19- 23, 2017. For nearly 30 years, this gathering has showcased incredible speakers, including leaders in the environmental, social activism, food justice movements, and many more.

Announcing the 2017 Fuller Challenge Semifinalists

August 17th, 2017, New York City: The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is delighted to announce the Semifinalists for the 2017 Fuller Challenge. A record number of entries were submitted in this 10th anniversary cycle of the program. Seventeen proposals were selected as Semifinalists from more than 460 entries.

Arquideas | Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt international architecture competition.

The objective of this competition for architecture students and young architects, Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt, consists in conceiving of a museum that will submerge visitors in the ancient Nile and become an essential experience for tourists who wish to comprehend how Egyptian civilization proliferated.

“Think Resilience,” Self Directed Online Course

We live in a time of tremendous political, environmental, and economic upheaval, which prompts a profoundly important question: What should we do? The Post Carbon Institute believes two things are absolutely critical: 1. Understanding the true nature of the challenges we face. 2. Building resilience at the community level.

The Encore Prize

The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge seeks applications from organizations and individuals who are thinking creatively about how to harness the skills and experience of “encore-stage” adults — people 50+ — in support of young people.

Drawdown Maps 100 Solutions to Global Warming

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming, the book resulting from Project Drawdown, co-founded by BFI’s Executive Director Amanda Joy Ravenhill with author Paul Hawken, analyzes the details of what it might actually take not only to stop global warming but also to potentially begin its reversal.

In Search of Integrity by Greg Watson

Former BFI board member Greg Watson recounts how his time at the New Alchemy Institute led him to discover the work of Buckminster Fuller.

Fuller Challenge receives record number of entries for 10th anniversary


The 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, now in its tenth year, received a record number of entries. To select a winner of the $100,000 grand prize, the jury will review more than 460 submissions.

Welcoming our 2017 Program Fellow

Through our prestigious Fellowship Program, BFI welcomes outstanding early-career practitioners to join the Fuller Challenge Review Committee for four months of the rigorous application review process.