- Echoing Green
awards two-year fellowships to emerging social innovators.
Annually, we award Fellowships to individuals with innovative
ideas for creating new models for tackling seemingly unsolvable
social challenges. These Fellowships offer them the opportunity to
develop and test their ideas.
- This is not a
scholarship program. Our Fellows do not develop their ideas in an
academic setting. Our Fellows work in the community. They launch,
manage and grow organizations that implement and continually
expand their ideas for creating lasting social change.
Fellowships: $30,000 per year for two years for a total of $60,000
paid in four equal installments of $15,000. Partnership
Fellowships: $45,000 per year (per project, not per individual)
for two years for a total of $90,000 paid in four equal
installments of $22,500.
- Fellowship stipends
are paid twice a year. In addition to the two-year stipend,
Echoing Green also offers a monthly stipend for health insurance.
Echoing Green provides our fellows a range of support through a
variety of media including the Internet, conferences, site visits
and phone contact.
- We offer guidance
in strategic and financial planning, staff and board development,
fundraising, legal and accounting practices and many other aspects
of starting and building a non-profit organization. During the two
year Fellowship period, Echoing Green will host three Fellowship
conferences. At the conference we also offer educational workshops
and access to Echoing Green Fellows, program alumni and other
experts in the field.
- The fellows develop
ambitious and measurable first year objectives. Throughout their
fellowship, they provide regular reports to the foundation and
track their progress against their objectives, refining their
objectives as appropriate.
- For more
- Since 1987, Echoing
Green has invested in visionary leaders and their innovative
strategies for social change. From Nepal to New York City,
Echoing Green Fellows are developing solutions to deeply-rooted
societal problems. Armed with resourcefulness and drive,
these social entrepreneurs are taking bold steps by building
organizations that implement untested new ideas to create positive
change. Often leaving stable jobs or creating roles where there is
a void, Echoing Green Fellows are living examples that change is
possible. Read on about what makes our fellows tick, why they
changed professions, their theory of change, and what results they
hope to see.
- Connect to the
Echoing Green Community
- Social change work
is often lonely and arduous. Echoing Green's vibrant
community of social entreprenurs is an imperitive resource for our
fellows and our larger community. In this section, we offer
various ways for you to meet, talk with and learn from like-minded
- Through our dynamic
online forums, chat with and ask questions to other
- Email Echoing Green
staff your questions on launching and sustaining a nonprofit
organization and we'll connect you to the answer.
- Read about Echoing
Green Fellows from around the world who are creating measurable
to read eligibility criteria for application, and to find out what
mistakes in application might keep you from being