Echoing Green’s Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship and Leadership Development Programs
The Talent to Change the World
Echoing Green will provide more than $4.6 million in unrestricted seed-stage funding and strategic foundational support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. Over the past three decades, our total investment is over $40 million to more than 700 world-class leaders.
We don't just invest in business plans. We believe investing in and supporting the right people, with the right ideas and the ability to execute, results in a lifetime of leadership.
The Fellowship for Innovators, Instigators, Pioneers, and Rebels
Echoing Green Fellows include the founders of Teach For America, City Year, One Acre Fund, and Last Mile Health, as well a First Lady of the United States, a mayor of Providence, RI, and the director of the largest environmental law center in the U.S.—plus hundreds more who continue to lead in the social sector.
Inclusive Social Entrepreneurship
Echoing Green Fellows are the innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels that reject the status quo and drive positive social change all over the world. While their work, their geographies, and even their approaches may be as varied as the problems they are working to solve, their common passion and commitment form the base of this robust, active community of leaders. Our social entrepreneurship Fellows work on six continents addressing a broad range of issues. Learn about their work on:
A 360° Model to Support Social Innovation
Building Blocks & Core Competency Development
An individualized Leadership Development Framework to understand, track growth on, and measure against each entrepreneur's strengths and weaknesses
Clear goals and milestones related to fundraising planning and execution; organizational structure and systems; short and long term strategic planning; and personal self-care and connection to purpose
Seed Funding & Dedicated, Hands-on Support
A dedicated Echoing Green portfolio manager to assist in the mapping and progress of a unique and meaningful Fellowship experience
A stipend paid in four equal installments over two years ($80,000 for individuals; $90,000 for two-person partnerships), in addition to health insurance and professional development stipends
Life-long Community of Leaders & Mentors
International gatherings to connect a community of like-minded social entrepreneurs in a range of intimate and expanded settings—including our network of over 700 Fellows working in sixty countries all over the world
Advisory groups providing Fellows with critical, timely advice to start up and navigate the social entrepreneurship and impact investment fields
Ongoing secular support and guidance from three Echoing Green chaplains, focusing on the mental and emotional well being of Fellows.
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