Are you a social entrepreneur with a great idea to change the world? Is funding holding you back from achieving your social entrepreneurship dream? If so, then you might want to explore this social entrepreneurship funding opportunity being offered by Echoing Green.
Echoing Green’s Fellowship Programs will offer more than $4.6 million in seed-stage funding and support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. From thousands of applicants, only about 1 percent are ultimately awarded a Fellowship.
Echoing Green invests in outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to help them launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions to society’s most difficult problems. Echoing Green offers the following three distinct fellowship programs. The Global Fellowship supports young leaders worldwide who are deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities. The Black Male Achievement Fellowship invests in emerging leaders dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States. The Climate Fellowship supports the best next-generation social entrepreneurs committed to working on innovations in mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Fellowships are provided to individuals (at least 18 years of age) or partnerships (organizations led by two people). Fellows receive stipends ranging from $70,000 to $90,000 and technical support to turn their innovative ideas into sustainable social change organizations.
During their first two years, Fellows receive up to $90,000, participate in leadership development gatherings, and will access the powerful network of Echoing Green Fellows, partners, and friends. Echoing Green’s 2014 Barclays Brain Trust Series, sponsored in part by Barclays, is a program of roundtable and mentorship opportunities for Fellows with leading professionals working in marketing, fundraising, business development, and technology. Echoing Green continues to support its Fellow community long after their initial funding period with ongoing programs and opportunities at critical inflection points in their organizations or careers
Applications may be submitted from December 2, 2014, to January 5, 2015. Online application information is available on the Echoing Green website.