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Announcing 26 New Follow-on Investments in the Echoing Green Community

Echoing Green Fellow and follow-on funding recipient Ateira Griffin speaking at a Black Innovator Talks event at Yale University.

Since 2021, Echoing Green has made follow-on funding investments in Fellow-led organizations addressing systemic issues that reinforce racial and ethnic disparities in their communities.

New Fellows receive seed funding from Echoing Green during their 18-month Fellowship. But data shows that promising social enterprises—especially those led by people of color across various issue areas—have proportionally less access to capital to scale their organizations. Organizations like Echoing Green and others fight back against this trend by working to build equitable capital solutions to ensure great leaders and organizations can not only survive, but flourish. 

To sustain strong ideas and leadership, Echoing Green is distributing follow-on funding to promising leaders and enterprises from the community, knowing that these organizations—and their sharp solutions for building equitable community outcomes—are needed now more than ever.

Funds will support organizations seeking to refine and scale their work toward racial justice in the U.S. and globally. Grants for this round of follow-on funding total $2M; grant categories include catalytic grants to support pilot projects and invest in operations ($25K), collaborative grants for joint initiatives ($50K), and transformational grants to scale proven models ($100K). Twenty-six follow-on funding investments are committed to the following Fellows: 

Fellow Name (Impact Location)
Fellow Organization
Jacob Allen (United States) pilotED
Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun (United States) Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC
Samlara Baah (Ghana) Loo Works
Claire Blumenson (United States) School Justice Project
Agnieszka Bulacik (Germany) new visions
Antionette Carroll (United States) Creative Reaction Lab
Shubham Choudhary (India) Qequal Foundation
Alejandro Gibes de Gac (United States) Springboard Collaborative
Ateira Griffin (United States) BOND
Raby Gueye (Senegal) Teach For Senegal
Sarah Hemminger (United States) Thread
Rebecca Hui (India) Roots Studio
Cielo María Holguín Ramirez & Juliana Gutiérrez (Colombia) Fundación Oasis Urbano & Low Carbon City
Delphine Konda (Cameroon) Girls Excel
Lorenzo Lewis (United States) The Confess Project
Charlot Magayi (Kenya) Mukuru Clean Stoves
Rohit Malhotra (United States) Center for Civic Innovation
Eugene Maseya (Malawi) NxtGen Labs
Etienne Mashuli (Burundi) Tujenge Africa Foundation
Lori Robinson (Latin America) VidaAfroLatina
Samah Salaime (Israel) AWC – Arab Women in the Center
Amit Saraogi (India) Oorja Development Solutions
Marquis Taylor (United States) Coaching4Change
Saransh Vaswani (India) Saajha
Tony Weaver, Jr. (United States) Weird Enough Productions
Kwami Williams (Ghana) True Foundry

By the end of 2024, Echoing Green will make 400 follow-on investments into alumni social enterprises in our network. Over the last two years, Echoing Green has distributed 106 follow-on funding investments totaling $4.5M.

Echoing Green is grateful to the following partners for their leading support of follow-on funding: Barclays, BlackRock, Citi Foundation, Comcast NBCUniversal, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, General Atlantic, KKR, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, MacKenzie Scott, Reed Hastings, Salesforce, The Skoll Foundation, The Allstate Foundation, Tiger Global Impact Ventures, Walmart Foundation, and World Education Services – Mariam Assefa Fund.

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