Social Enterprise

Apply for the Echoing Green’s fellowship and grant for Social Entrepreneurs- up to $90,000

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The Echoing Green’s mission is to unleash next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems and the programme has invested over $40 million in seed-stage funding and strategic assistance in nearly 700 world-class leaders driving positive social change around the globe. Echoing Green Fellows include the founders of Teach For America, City Year, College Summit, Citizen Schools, One Acre Fund, and SKS Microfinance.

The Global Fellowship is a twenty-seven-year-old program for smart leaders who are deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities. Any emerging social entrepreneur from any part of the world working to disrupt the status quo may apply.

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.


In order to be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, the applicant must be:

-Over 18 years old
-Fluent in English
-Able to commit a full 35 hour work week to their organization.
-In order to be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, the organization must be:
-The original idea of the applicant(s)
-In its start-up phase, usually within the first two years of operation
-Independent and autonomous

Here is some clarification about organizations that are eligible:
-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

Criteria for Selection:

-Potential for Big, Bold Impact
-A Good Business Model

Key Dates

Application Opens: Monday, October 5, 2015
Application Closes: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (14:00) ET
Finalist Interviews in New York City: May 2016*
2016 Fellows announced: June 2016*

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