[Funding Opportunity] Echoing Green Fellowship is Giving $80,000 to Social Entrepreneurs

[Funding Opportunity] Echoing Green Fellowship is Giving $80,000 to Social Entrepreneurs
October 13, 2016 234Finance

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Echoing Green Fellowship is seeking the World’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs to boldly tackle pressing issues in their community. Echoing Green 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.

Social entrepreneurs from any country can apply.

Description:

The Global Fellowship

The Global Fellowship is the twenty-seven-year-old program for smart leaders who are deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities. Any emerging social entrepreneur from any part of the world working to disrupt the status quo may apply.

The Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship

The BMA Fellowship is the first fellowship in the world for social entrepreneurs dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States. The Fellowship was founded and is supported in partnership with the Open Society Foundations since 2012. BMA Fellows generate new ideas and best practices in the areas of education, family, and work, such as initiatives related to fatherhood, mentoring, college preparatory programs, community-building, career and economic opportunities, communications, and philanthropic leadership.

The Climate Fellowship

The Climate Fellowship built in partnership with The ZOOM Foundation, is specifically targeted for next-generation social entrepreneurs committed to working on innovations in mitigation and adaptation to climate change. The threat of global climate change is one of the greatest humanitarian and economic challenges of our time. Our interest is in considering the full spectrum of responses to the climate crisis – from innovative technology in Silicon Valley to community organizing in the developing world.

Selection Criteria

Successful applicants not only present an innovative way of addressing social issues, but also explain why they as individuals have what it takes to succeed. Echoing Green is not a grant-making organization. We are a fellowship program because we believe in the importance of the individual social entrepreneur as well as his/her project.  As such, we look at both the applicant and the applicant’s idea.

Applicant Criteria

  • Purpose / Passion
  • Resilience
  • Leadership
  • Ability to Attract Resources

Organization Criteria

  • Innovation
  • Importance
  • Potential for Big, Bold Impact
  • A Good Business Model

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, the applicant must be:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Fluent in English
  • Able to commit a full 35 hour work week to their organization.

In order to be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, the organization must be:

  • The original idea of the applicant(s)
  • In its start-up phase, usually within the first two years of operation
  • Independent and autonomous

Deadline is October 25, 2016

For more information on eligibility, how to apply and further inquiries, read more here

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