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Echoing Green Fellowship

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Echoing Green

Deadline Date:

11/02/21 2:00 PM ET Receipt

Description:

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Fellowships of $80,000 and in-kind support to USA, Canada, and International individuals affiliated with organizations for social innovation projects that bring positive change. Areas of focus include racial justice, poverty, human rights, health, education, and climate change. The fellowship also includes a comprehensive leadership development program, wellbeing support, networking opportunities, leader support, and pro-bono support from leading professionals.

Echoing Green's Unique Selection Process:

  • Seek out overlooked places
    • From underrepresented U.S. cities to whole countries and regions, Echoing Green focuses on communities that are less likely to connect with traditional investment.
  • Include all kinds of talent
    • Echoing Green cultivates a diverse network of social impact talent across a breadth of ethnic, gender, religious, and economic backgrounds.
  • Evaluate potential in new ways
    • Echoing Green focuses on intrinsic indicators of what they believe makes a successful leader, and eschews inflexible criteria like financial success and business school degrees.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164279

Estimated Size of Grant:

A stipend over 18 months (80,000 USD). Funding offered to for-profit organizations is in the form of recoverable grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Eligibility:
- Echoing Green Fellowship applicants must be 18 years or older by February 28, 2022.
- To be eligible for the Fellowship and fully participate in programming and support offerings, you must be able to communicate in English proficiently. Support throughout the Echoing Green Fellowship is offered in English.
- To be eligible, you must be a leader with decision-making power within the organization and be either 1) a sole founder or 2) a leading founder on a team of people who created the organization.
- To be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, applicants must be the primary decision-maker and have the ultimate authority over your organization’s growth and strategic vision.
- If selected for an Echoing Green Fellowship, you may hold other professional responsibilities, but you must work full time, defined here as 40 hours a week, on the work outlined in your Fellowship application, and it must remain as your main professional priority.

You do not need to be based in the United States or be an American citizen. Applicants of all nationalities, working in any country are encouraged to apply for the fellowship.

Echoing Green does not sponsor American work permits for any foreign nationals.

Organization Eligibility:
- Organizations that are independent but have fiscal sponsors are eligible for the Echoing Green Fellowship as long as the fiscal sponsor has no authority over the organization’s work and decision making.
- To be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, you must be able to make and act on organizational decisions of your own choosing. If other organizations or entities manage or hold decision-making authority for your proposed organization, you may not be eligible. Organizations that are independent but have fiscal sponsors may be eligible as long as the fiscal sponsor has no authority over the organization’s work and decision making.
- Echoing Green seeks applicants in need of funding to initiate or scale their organizations. Echoing Green generally describes early-stage organizations or ideas as those that 1) have operated with full-time staff for less than five years or 2) still need resources to grow and sustain their operations. Organizations that already have all of the following in place *may* not qualify as early-stage enough for the Echoing Green Fellowship: a well-defined program model; an initial strategic plan; basic organizational infrastructure (like a bank account, payroll, job descriptions, etc.); a staffing plan; initial funding sources; and a board of directors that meets regularly to manage organizational governance. If you do not have all of these elements in place yet, you may still be in your startup phase and eligible to apply for an Echoing Green Fellowship.
- Per the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Echoing Green cannot distribute funds to organizations whose primary purpose is lobbying. Lobbying is defined as activities that seek to support specific political candidates, specific political parties, or urge action on specific legislative bills. Issue-area advocacy, defined as the attempt to cause political action using methods such as civic education and public campaigns, is not considered lobbying. For more details, please reference the IRS definition here: irs.gov/charities-non-profits/lobbying.
- To be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, the organization cannot engage in recruitment, promotion, or conversion for a specific religious faith to your constituency. If your organization’s work has a spiritual element or works with existing faith communities but does not promote or recruit on behalf of that faith, you may be eligible.
- For you and your organization to be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship, no founding team members and no people in a leadership position can be an Echoing Green Fellow.

Organizations still in the idea phase are eligible. You do not need to establish 501(c)(3) status or register your organization before you apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Accepting applications for the 2022 Fellowship October 19 - November 2, 2021.

Your application must be received before 2:00 PM (14:00) ET on the date of the deadline. Submit your final application using Echoing Green’s application website. Do not mail, fax, or email your application – Echoing Green will not accept it if it is not submitted through the application website. No exceptions!

Applicants who are selected for the Fellowship will be notified in March 2022.

The next application cycle will launch in April of 2022.

You are welcome to reapply in future cycles if you are not awarded a fellowship.

About the Fellowship: https://echoinggreen.org/fellowship/
The Issues: https://echoinggreen.org/fellowship/issues/

Contact Information:

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

Apply: https://echoinggreen.smapply.io/

Email: vbellamy@atmc.com • Phone: 910-755-1677 • Fax: 910-754-3768

If you have questions about the application process, you may email Echoing Green at fellowship@echoinggreen.org.

Echoing Green
462 Seventh Avenue, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212-689-1165

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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