Echoing Green is building upon its investment in visionary, proximate leaders to support the continued growth of social innovators who advance racial justice.
From industry insights on the state of social entrepreneurship to findings on the barriers to capital faced by social entrepreneurs of color, we have shared our learnings and ideas about the significant shifts and practices required for the social innovation field to truly back proximate leaders and organizations conducting racial justice work. Moving flexible and long-term capital to bold leaders working at the intersection of social justice and social innovation is needed for these structural shifts to take root.
As we reflect on these necessary field-level changes, we’re also taking action at Echoing Green. With support from our Racial Equity Philanthropic Fund, we are awarding follow-on funding grants to help fuel the growth and impact of alumni Fellows whose social enterprises advance racial justice globally.
In 2021, Echoing Green provided more than $1 million in follow-on investments to Fellows pursuing racial justice in education, climate, civic engagement, health care, and everything in between. To invest in these global leaders is to invest in the enduring value of social innovation as a tool to reimagine a more just future for all.