Updated Nov 01, 2017CLOSED

Echoing Green

Echoing Green’s Fellowship Programs will offer more than $4.6 million in seed-stage funding and support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change.
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CLOSEDOct 24, 2017Deadline

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America and Middle East and North Africa
Focus AreasDiaspora
You have a solution that will help your community thrive, an idea that will create new pathways to justice, or see a fresh opportunity where others only see obstacles.We want you to succeed.

We know that the transformational leaders of tomorrow may not have all the answers today, but as the social impact sector’s leading talent scout we embrace bold ideas and are ready to invest in your success.

In order to be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, theapplicantmust be over 18 years old, fluent in English, and able to commit a full 40 hour work week to their organization.

In order to be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, theorganizationmust be the original idea of the applicant(s), in its start-up phase (usually within the first two years of operation), and independent and autonomous.

An organization can be either a non-profit, a for-profit, or hybrid. An organization does not only have to be run by one individual. Partnerships can apply for a Fellowship. Organizations still in the idea phase are eligible.

Types of organizations thatare not eligibleto apply include students, scholarships, or research projects; lobbying or faith-based organizations; and existing organizations which have grown past their start-up phase.

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries

Who are we looking for?

This is the fellowship for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels. We know that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not—which is why we invest in talent wherever it is. Our Fellows represent diverse ethnic, religious, and gender experiences, with varied educational, economic, and geographic backgrounds.

As we seek to build a diverse and inclusive social impact space, we particularly encourage applications from:

» Racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S., including Black, Latinx, and Native/Indigenous people
» Women
» LGBTQ communities
» Currently underrepresented U.S. cities, including Baltimore, Atlanta, Oakland, Detroit, Louisville, Milwaukee, Kansas City, and Miami
» Currently underrepresented regions globally, including Latin & Central America and East Asia

Planned Usage of Funds

Purpose / Passion
Show us that you care deeply about this issue or community and help us understand why.

Demonstrate that you have bounced back or have the capacity to do so, as well as the ability to foresee challenges.

Show us that you can lead this organization toward its goals. What unique skills and experiences do you have that will help you succeed?

Ability to Attract Resources
Show us that you can attract money, people,and other resources to your cause.

Past Funded Innovations Of Echoing Green

JUN 2018
Kadiwaku Family FoundationKadiwaku Family Foundation
  • $91,500PENDING
    1. TITLEFellowship
    2. TYPEGrant
    3. FOCUS AREASEconomic Empowerment
    4. IMPLEMENTED INEconomic Empowerment
    5. FUNDINGEchoing Green
    6. ORGANIZATIONEchoing GreenEchoing Green
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