Meet the 18 new Echoing Green Fellows who are disrupting cycles of structural racism and transforming systems worldwide.
The 2021 Echoing Green Fellows work in nine countries and territories (Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Mexico, Myanmar, Oman, Puerto Rico, Somalia, and the United States) and U.S. cities including Nashville, Oakland, Flagstaff, and Washington, D.C. With seed funding, collaborative community, and holistic support, these Fellows are ready to reimagine inequitable systems alongside their communities and with their cohort of innovators.
Selected from a global pool of nearly 1,500 applicants, these 18 best-in-class leaders are the first to be supported by Echoing Green’s Racial Equity Philanthropic Fund, created to ensure that the social innovation field is an essential actor in the longstanding racial justice movement. Each Fellow is part of making that prospect a reality as they draw upon legacies of courageous change-making to drive forward the bold, innovative solutions that will define our futures. To invest in these leaders is to invest in their communities and our shared vision of a more just, equitable, and sustainable world for all.