Now is the time to ignite unprecedented innovation for equity & justice

The Racial Equity Alliance (REA) is a coalition aimed at creating more equitable solutions to dismantle institutional and systemic structures of racial inequities with an intentional focus on the Black community. Using the power of collaboration and radical optimism, the REA incentivizes solutions in the form of impactful projects, initiatives, and incentivized competitions to positively impact individuals, communities, and society.

By combining XPRIZE’s proven Alliance model of collaboration and shared innovation, the Racial Equity Alliance, in partnership with the Coalition of Black Excellence, takes action by convening a diverse group of thought leaders, topical experts, industry executives, policy makers, and nonprofit leaders who provide thought leadership and help shape the vision and work of the Alliance to drive immediate, positive impact.

$50k Ideas Competition

The Ideas Competition, presented by Intel, is a platform for individuals across the United States to submit ideas for future XPRIZE competitions in the track of Education Equity. Up to 10 winning ideas will be selected and will share a prize purse of $50,000.

What would an XPRIZE competition mean for your community? For your city? Or, for the nation at large?

Questions? Email us at: [email protected].


The Racial Equity Alliance is currently focused on addressing challenges across the following seven tracks.

Economic Empowerment
Criminal Justice Reform
Food Security
Workplace Equity

Founding Sponsor
Intel Corporation is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress. The company’s commitment to positive global impact is embedded in its purpose to create technology that enriches the lives of every person on Earth. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, Intel unleashes the potential of data to transform business and society for the better.
Supporting Sponsors
Ebay Foundation
Racial Equity Alliance Partners
Dream Corps
Learning Upgrade
Lever For Change
Liberation Ventures
Los Angeles Urban League
Barbara Bush Foundation
Music Forward Foundation
Being Human
Policy Link
Bivium Capital
The Ohio State University | Fisher College of Business

Brain Trust

An XPRIZE Brain Trust is a representative, diverse, and highly accomplished group of forward-thinking individuals, academics, industry and government leaders with Alliance subject matter expertise. Their expertise accelerates the Alliance’s drive towards prizes, collaborations, and other meaningful actions through their ability to critically evaluate subject matter material.

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot
CEO, Feeding America
Lawrence Bancroft
Founder, President & CEO, Bivium Capital
Fred Blackwell
CEO, San Francisco Foundation
Prudence Carter
Professor of Sociology, Brown University
Catherine Coleman-Flowers
President, Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice
Cecilia Conrad
CEO, Lever for Change, Managing Director MacArthur Foundation
Ben Jealous
President, People for the American Way; former President & CEO, NAACP
Michael Lawson
President & CEO, Los Angeles Urban League
Michael McAfee
President, PolicyLink
Sherri Pittman Howard
Principal, Being Human
john a. powell
Director, Othering & Belonging Institute
Song Richardson
President, Colorado College
British Robinson
CEO, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
Rhonda V Sharpe
Founder and President, Women’s Institute for Science, Equity, and Race
Jim Shelton
Partner, Blue Meridian Former Deputy Secretary of Education
Germaine Smith-Baugh
CEO, Urban League of Broward County
Marc Spencer
Brain Trust Chair; CEO, Summer Search; Co-CEO, Coalition of Black Excellence
Stacey Stewart
CEO, March of Dimes
Tanya Van Court
Founder & CEO, Goalsetter
Oye Waddell
Founder & CEO, Hustle PHX
James White
Board Member Panera Bread, Schnuck Markets, Adtalem Global Education
Paul Williams
Chief Procurement Officer and AVP, UC Systemwide Procurement
Pia Wilson-Body
President, Intel Foundation
Dalila Wilson-Scott
President, Comcast / NBCUniversal Foundation

Get Involved

If you are interested in joining the Racial Equity Alliance, please fill out this form with information about how you would like to collaborate. An XPRIZE member will get back to you to discuss your involvement.