Fellowship

DISCOVERING TOMORROW’S LEADERS, TODAY

Through our two-year, full-time Fellowship, we find people working on a plan to make the world better in a big way. Then we help them become impactful leaders by connecting them with the tools, resources, and communities they need to bring their ideas to life.

ALL ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

For more than 30 years, Echoing Green has been on the front lines of solving the world's biggest problems by raising up transformational leaders who challenge the status quo.

3,000

applications received annually from across the world

30

Fellows accepted into our program every year

80%

of our Fellows remain in the social sector today

70%

of the organizations we've funded are still in operation

EVERY FELLOW GETS OUR PROVEN SUPPORT MODEL

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Personalized Framework

A comprehensive, self-paced program to work towards building leadership skills and developing the structures and strategies needed for ideas to thrive.

Wellbeing Support

Ongoing secular support from three Echoing Green Chaplains, focusing on mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as self-care workshops designed specifically for the struggles of entrepreneurship.

Seed Resources

Dedicated Portfolio Manager

An expert advisor and thought partner who guides leadership growth, helps build ideas and organizations for success, and connects Fellows to additional resources and funding opportunities.

Seed Funding

A stipend paid in four equal installments over two years ($80,000 for individuals; $90,000 for partnerships), in addition to a flexible benefit stipend. Funding offered to for-profit organizations is in the form of recoverable grants.

Lifelong Support

Retreats and Networking Events

International gatherings to connect Fellows across classes and cohorts, as well as with experienced business leaders, institutions, and investors committed to solving global issues.

Expert Advisory Groups

Comprehensive pro bono legal and investment advice and a suite of support from leading professionals to help navigate the social entrepreneurship and impact investment fields.

OUR UNIQUE SELECTION PROCESS

The methods we use to identify high-potential leaders have been refined over three decades, and the results speak for themselves. Three rules guide the Echoing Green search and selection model, even as we’re always adapting to stay ahead of the curve.

Seek out overlooked places

From underrepresented U.S. cities to whole countries and regions, we focus on communities that are less likely to connect with traditional investment.

Include all kinds of talent

We cultivate a diverse network of social impact talent across a breadth of ethnic, gender, religious, and economic backgrounds.

Evaluate potential in new ways

We focus on intrinsic indicators of what we believe makes a successful leader, and eschew inflexible criteria like financial success and business school degrees.

Ready to take a big step to match your big idea?

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Ready to take a big step to match your big idea?

BECOME A FELLOW