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Announcing Echoing Green’s 2021 Follow-on Funding Recipients

Co-founder and CEO of GoodCall NYC, Jelani Anglin | Photo by Kevin R. Wexler, NORTHJERSEY.COM

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.

Check out the Fellows who will receive follow-on investments from Echoing Green this year:

Fellow Name
Fellow Organization
Kristin Adair Unchained Stories
Deborah Ahenkorah Golden Baobab & African Bureau Stories
Amanda Alexander Detroit Justice Center
Jelani Anglin Good Call
Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC
Darius Ballinger Chasing23 Youth Empowerment Group
Kara Bobroff One Generation
Antionette D Carroll Creative Reaction Lab
Vincent Cobb II Summer House Institute
B. Cole Brioxy
Serita Cox iFoster
Sarthak Das Indigenous Health Solutions
Gayatri Datar The Ingazi Fund
Matt Dickson Eggpreneur Initiative
Winstone Edward Odhiambo Egopost Social Equity Ent.
William Evans Neighborhood Benches
Percilla Frizzell Sacred Generations
Alejandro Gibes de Gac Springboard Collaborative
Fonta Gilliam Wellthi
Debra Gittler ConTextos
Alana Greer Community Justice Project, Inc.
Ateira Griffin BOND – Building Our Nation’s Daughters, Inc.
Raby Gueye Teach For Senegal
Anu Gupta  BE MORE with Anu
Cielo Maria Holguín Ramírez Fundación Oasis Urbano
Rebecca Hui Roots Studio
William Jackson Village of Wisdom
Jessica Johnson Scholarship Academy
Jonathan Johnson Rooted School
Rachel Johnson-Farias Esq. Apprentice
Delphine Konda Girls Excel
Laurin Leonard Mission: Launch
Quardean Lewis-Allen Youth Design Center
Rohit Malhotra Center for Civic Innovation
Carlos Mark Vera Pay Our Interns
Austin Martin Rhymes with Reason
Etienne Mashuli Tujenge Africa Foundation
Ruramiso Mashumba Mnandi Africa
Jeremiah-Lemi Muia Carbofix East Africa
Hadiyah Mujhid HBCUvc
Jeffrey Neal Loop Closing
Donnie Nicole Belcher Camp Equity
John Ntonta Kadiwaku Foundation
Daquan Oliver WeThrive
Diego Ontaneda Benavides Latin American Leadership Academy
Nedgine Paul Deroly Anseye Pou Ayiti
DeMar Pitman Discriminology
Swapna Reddy Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project
Lori Robinson VidaAfrolatina
Chelsey Roebuck Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering, Inc. (ELiTE)
Samah Salaime AWC – Arab Women in the Center
Amber Scott Leap Year
Eugene Simonov Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB)
Tanay Tatum-Edwards FreeCap
Marquis Taylor Coaching4Change
Daniel Tellalian Angel City Advisors
Jason Terrell Profound Gentlemen
Tony Weaver, Jr. Weird Enough Productions
Allen Woods MORTAR
Amina Yamusah Sector

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