DISCOVERING TOMORROW’S LEADERS, TODAY
Through our 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 35 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.
of our Fellows remain in the social sector today
of the organizations we've funded are still in operation
EVERY FELLOW GETS OUR PROVEN SUPPORT MODEL
A comprehensive program to build and grow leadership skills and develop the strategies needed for ideas to thrive.
Ongoing support focusing on mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as self-care workshops designed specifically for the struggles of entrepreneurship.
A portfolio team facilitates the Fellow experience and connects these leaders to experts and opportunities according to their needs.
A stipend over 18 months (80,000 USD). Funding offered to for-profit organizations is in the form of recoverable grants.
Retreats and Networking Events
Gatherings to connect Fellows across classes and cohorts, as well as with experienced business leaders, institutions, and investors committed to solving global issues.
A suite of pro-bono support from leading professionals to build organizational capacity and help navigate the social entrepreneurship field.
“Echoing Green supported me when no one else would put money on the table to make this happen. One grant can lead to so much.”
1994 Fellow, Founder of Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Author & Political Commentator
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.