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We discover emerging social entrepreneurs and invest deeply in the growth of their ideas and leadership. For over 35 years, we've built a broad, dynamic ecosystem to support these leaders as they solve the world’s biggest problems.


We find and support people with the best ideas to positively impact the world. Through our intensive 18 month fellowship program and beyond, we provide the tools they need to bring their solutions to life and lead transformative change.


leaders who have kickstarted ideas with our help


countries in which they’re making a difference


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of Fellows remain in the social sector

As a 24-year-old medical student, Raj Panjabi returned to Liberia to co-found Last Mile Health, and since joining Echoing Green, has expanded to serve the world’s most remote communities. Along with receiving the Skoll Award and the TED Prize, Raj was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, and continues to give back as an Echoing Green board member.

Wendy Kopp came to Echoing Green with her college thesis: the idea for Teach For America. Joining Echoing Green helped turn her idea into an international game-changer. Wendy said, “Echoing Green was there for me from that point onward. With financial support, moral support, welcoming me into a network of incredible change makers who I learned a tremendous amount from.”

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We’re building a dynamic community of business leaders, social innovators, institutions and investors committed to solving global issues. Through our collaborative network for social change, we spark opportunities for bold ideas to connect with the resources they need to flourish.


advisors offered their perspective and solutions


roundtable brainstorming sessions


networking events hosted annually

During a board training cohort, Gilbertson Cuffy experienced a reflective journey wrapped in executive coaching and leadership skills building. After the program, he was inspired to join the board of Community Word Project, founded by 1998 Fellow Michele Kotler.

Bart Burstein, co-founder of Pace Able Foundation, has leveraged Echoing Green’s pipeline to support cutting-edge social innovators. Pace Able has provided program support and follow-on funding to several Fellows’ organizations through access that no organization other than Echoing Green can offer.

Our doors are always open to more people who want to support bold ideas

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From combating desertification in Tunisia with innovative farming practices, to designing mobile tools to curb police violence in the US, we support fresh solutions to the world's most urgent problems.

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