Echoing Green Fellowship for Emerging Social Entrepreneurs

Echoing Green Fellowship for Emerging Social Entrepreneurs

Echoing Green supports bold leaders from all over the world who see possibility in the face of the most existential challenges of our day. Together, we strive to build a world that has yet to exist: a future free from racism and its far-reaching consequences where all people can thrive.

This Fellowship is for people whose enterprises are at an early stage and who are experts on the challenge they’ve chosen to confront. Echoing Green seek leaders who reflect the community they serve and bring deep knowledge of the issues into their work as they co-design solutions with and for their communities.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Will you be 18 years or older by the time you begin the Fellowship?

  • Echoing Green Fellowship applicants must be 18 years or older by June 1, 2024.

  • Are you able to communicate proficiently in English?

  • To be eligible for the Fellowship and fully participate in programming and support offerings, you must be able to communicate in English proficiently. Support throughout the Echoing Green Fellowship is offered in English.

  • Are you an original founder or a leading member of your proposed organization’s original founding team?

  • We use the term “original founder” to describe people who launched or are launching an organization that is their original idea. You cannot have assumed a leadership position within the organization after its founding. To be eligible, you must be a leader with decision-making power within the organization and be either 1) a sole founder or 2) a leading founder on a team of people who created the organization.

  • Are you the primary decision maker for your organization?

  • To be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, applicants must be the primary decision maker and have the ultimate authority over your organization’s growth and strategic

  • Will you be able to work full time on your proposed organization throughout the 18-month Fellowship?

  • If selected for an Echoing Green Fellowship, you may hold other professional responsibilities, but you must work full time, defined here as 40 hours a week, on the work outlined in your Fellowship application, and it must remain as your main professional priority.


    Capacity Building

    Leadership Development

  • A comprehensive program to build and grow leadership skills and develop the strategies needed for ideas to thrive.

    Wellness and Wellbeing Support

  • Ongoing support focuses on mental and emotional wellbeing along with self-care workshops designed specifically for the struggles of entrepreneurship.


    Expert Resources

  • The programs team facilitates the Fellow experience and connects these leaders to experts and opportunities according to their needs.

    Seed Funding

  • A stipend over 18 months (80,000 USD). Funding offered to for-profit organizations is in the form of recoverable grants.


    Virtual and In-Person Convenings

  • Gatherings to connect Fellows within and across classes, regions, and communities to build strong ties among Fellows over their entrepreneurial journey.

    Expert Support

  • A suite of pro-bono support from leading professionals to build organizational capacity and help navigate the social innovation field.

  • Opportunities to connect with experienced business leaders committed to supporting positive social change globally.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Echoing Green Fellowship for Emerging Social Entrepreneurs

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