Seeking NYC-Based Volunteers

BFI is seeking volunteers for the 2015 Fuller Challenge Conferring Ceremony, to be held on November 12th at the Wythe in Brooklyn, New York. Volunteer needs include: event planning and logistics, photographer.

BFI Welcomes New Board Members

Jessica Lipnack and Bill Browning have joined BFI's Board of Directors. Click to read more about their work.

Join us at the 2015 Bioneers Conference

Join BFI at the 2015 Bioneers Conference on October 16-18, 2015 in San Rafael, California. BFI Executive Director Elizabeth Thompson will speak in a panel titled "The Vanguard of the Design Science Revolution".

2015 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalists

BFI is thrilled to announce the 2015 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalists. Out of more than 400 entrants, these 15 initiatives advanced through a rigorous review process, evaluated for adherence to our unique criteria: visionary, comprehensive, anticipatory, ecologically responsible, feasible, and verifiable.

Dispatches from the Field - Thunder Valley Ground Breaking

2014 Fuller Challenge Special Award Recipient Thunder Valley will be celebrating the ground breaking for their Regenerative Community Development on June 22 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Welcoming Our 2015 Program Fellows

Through our prestigious Fellowship Program, BFI welcomes a small number of outstanding students and early-career practitioners to our team for four months each summer.

Governor Cuomo Announces Living Breakwaters Project Launch

2014 Fuller Challenge Winner Living Breakwaters project launch has just been announced by Governor Cuomo, who said that the project “will make Staten Island the model for resiliency and innovation.” Read the full press release here and learn mo

2015 Fuller Challenge Advisors

The application window may be closed for this Challenge cycle, but the work is just getting going at BFI where members of the review team and selection committee are hard at work evaluating hundreds of whole-systems solutions for inclusion in the Catalyst Program and for the $100,000 Fuller Challenge prize.


In this year’s Fuller Challenge cycle, entries were submitted from project teams doing work in 136 countries, listed below.

Dispatches From the Field: "Water man of India" Rajendra Singh wins prestigious prize

Rajendra Singh, a 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Semi-finalist with the project TBS River Regeneration, recently received the preeminent Stockholm Water Prize. The award presented to Rajendra is often considered the Nobel Prize for water, for methods that are that actually based on an ancient Indian technique.