The $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge

Together we will drive $10,000 in annual wage increases for at least 100,000 workers by 2021.


Seed funded by Schmidt Futures, JFFLabs is launching a competition to find the nation’s most effective and promising ways to meaningfully increase people’s annual incomes. We are seeking leading organizations, thinkers, and partners to submit proven methodologies that are poised for expansion as well as new approaches and ideas needing pilot testing.

Together, we will spotlight and push workforce strategies that result in meaningful wage gains.

The request for proposals will be released on September 24 and close November 25, 2018.


  • June 13, 2018 | Challenge Announced

  • September 24, 2018 | Application Open

  • November 25, 2018 | Application Close

  • January 2019 | Final Applicant Notification & Winners Announced

For inquiries about the challenge, please fill out the form on the left, or contact: