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Echoing Green Fellowship

Grants for New Social Entrepreneurship Projects

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Foundation / Corporation

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Echoing Green

Deadline Date:

01/09/12 12:00 PM EST; Late February 2012: Semifinal applications due

Description:

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Social entrepreneurs worldwide can apply for seed money of up to $90,000 and technical support to start new organizations. Fellowships are available to individuals with innovative and creative approaches to pressing issues around the globe, in order for them to devote time necessary to organize, create, and manage a venture to address these issues. Those selected will also receive access to Echoing Green’s robust network, leadership development opportunities, and one-to-one support and counseling. Echoing Green's newly launched alumni initiative builds a community among the 500+ fellows dating back to 1987 in order to foster peer learning, shared access to useful resources, and a lifetime commitment to positive social change.

Faith-based initiatives that have a spiritual basis but are not tied to any specific religion or faith may be considered.

Not eligible:
• Research projects
• Lobbying activities

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126823

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $90,000

Term of Contract:

2 years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants:
* Can be citizens of any nationality
* If based in the U.S., must have legal status to work there
* Must be 18 years of age or older
* Must have sufficient English fluency to participate in interviews and Echoing Green events
* Must make a full-time commitment (minimum 35 hours per week) to the organization's development for the duration of the two-year fellowship.

Partnerships may apply if both partners meet all eligibility requirements

Organizations:
* May be for-profit or non-profit
* Organizations can be based in any country
* Must be in a start-up phase
* Must be independent and autonomous. Generally, organizations with fiscal sponsors are still considered autonomous.

Ineligible:
• Students who put their organization on hold due to conflicts with their studies
• Recipients of prior Echoing Green funding

Pre-proposal Conference:

Webinar Recordings - http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship/app-guidance
* General Information Webinar: One hour-long presentation and Q&A session, recorded live October 27, 2011. The presentation features both Echoing Green staff and 2007 Fellow Rafiq Kalam Id-Din.
* As part of Echoing Green\'s effort to increase the pool of talent and bold ideas presented each year, four new webinars have been specifically designed for women, African-Americans, U.S.-based Latinos, and local leaders from developing countries.

Pre-Application Information:

Frequently asked questions: http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship/faq#project

If selected:
* Grantees must attend Echoing Green\'s training conferences.
* All new fellows must attend a conference in the summer of the year they are selected, as well as a winter conference for two years. Echoing Green covers all expenses related to these events.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Echoing Green
494 Eighth Ave, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-689-1165
Fax: 212-689-9010
info@echoinggreen.org
rebecca@echoinggreen.org

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Israel

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