For more than 30 years, Echoing Green has been on the front lines of solving the world’s biggest problems by raising up transformational leaders who challenge the status quo. It is a congregation of social entrepreneurs, nonprofit advisors, business strategists, data scientists, facilitators, and digital connectors. With 30+ years of experience, it is one of the leading incubators for social impact startups. Furthering its objective to nurture the next generation of leaders who can make a countable impact to transform social challenges to their advantage, Echoing Green is offering fully funded fellowship for 2020 cohort.
Through the two-year, full-time Fellowship, the fellows will work on a plan to make the world better in a big way. Also, Echoing Green will nurture the fellows to become impactful leaders by connecting them with the tools, resources, and communities they need to bring their ideas to life.
Echoing Green runs three Fellowship tracks: Black Male Achievement, Climate, and Global. During the application process, candidates may choose the one which is most applicable to them.
Black Male Achievement Fellowship – This Fellowship is for social entrepreneurs working on innovative ideas for new organizations that focus on improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States. Moreover, your organization must be focused on addressing issues facing black men and boys in the United States.
Climate Fellowship – This Fellowship is for social entrepreneurs who are starting new organizations that innovatively approach climate change through mitigation, adaptation, or policy. Your organization may be located anywhere across the globe. Your organization must be focused on innovations in climate adaptation, mitigation, or policy initiatives.
Global Fellowship – This Fellowship is awarded to social entrepreneurs who are deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities. Your organization may be located anywhere across the globe. Your organization or idea may be focused on innovations across any program area.
Individuals and organizations have separate sets of criteria, that they must meet in order to be eligible. Moreover, candidates not selected for the current year are welcome to reapply another year.
Echoing Green considers an individual eligible for 2020 Fellowship if they are
For an organization, they must meet the following criteria:
Candidates eligible to apply for the Echoing Green 2020 Fellowship can apply in one of the following tracks:
Arts & Culture, Civil & Human Rights, Education, Environment, Food & Agriculture, Health & Healthcare, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement
The candidates must access the application online and complete it with the relevant information. Along with the application, candidates must also provide a statement declaring his/her intent, and the social challenge s/he wishes to address.
If selected, Echoing Green will ask the candidates to further provide the following documentation.
Echoing Green will accept 2020 fully funded Fellowship application until October 16, 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are invalid. However, the candidates are welcome to reapply next year.