Ashoka Fellows work in every area of human need and represent one of the most diverse communities of changemakers in the United States. Each is implementing a new idea for solving a social problem in their own way. But all our Fellows are defined by a common commitment to systemic-level change — to addressing the root causes of the problems we see rather than treating symptoms in perpetuity.
Ashoka Fellows are
at the Front Lines of Advancing Equity
These are just 14 of 300 Fellows in the US and 4,000 globally, the large majority of whom address systems that perpetuate inequity
of Fellows see their ideas replicated by independent groups
have changed government budget allocations
people reached directly by US Fellows on average (and 600,000 reached indirectly via policy change, etc.)
A Fellowship Lifts All Boats
Each Ashoka Fellow joins a global network of 4,000 peers — a lifelong learning and impact community like no other.
“Ashoka has been a bullhorn for our call to action — spreading our idea across the planet."
“Ashoka is a homecoming for social entrepreneurs who have been homeless. There is no better community that understands the loneliness of leadership."
“Ashoka is a network of individuals who don’t understand limits or boundaries – people who don’t care for the convention of the day."
“I literally would not have been able to continue building this solution if I hadn’t received the stipend from Ashoka in the development years."
of Fellows credit Ashoka with refining and deepening their impact
Fellows report they collaborate with 4 other fellows on average after being elected
of Fellows are still working toward their visions 10 years after becoming Fellows
the ashoka bump: fellows exhibit more growth
Compared to their peers who do not get Ashoka fellowships (black line), Fellows (blue line) grow at 2.5x the rate over the 10 years after they join the network.