“Ashoka has set a high bar for the rest of the philanthropy we get involved with. I can see these are the people who are driving true change. I want to go with the people who are passionate.”
Ashoka funding partner
Our network of 3,800 Ashoka Fellows stretches across 70 countries and includes 270+ working here in the U.S. And yet most U.S. Fellows live and work in four cities: Boston, New York City, Washington D.C. and the Bay Area. Our sector continues to struggle to incorporate the rich ethnic, racial and gender diversity America offers into the social change landscape. With our All America plan, we’re committed to changing this picture in the next 3-5 years: doubling the number of Fellows we find and support each year, and from many more places.
Why is Ashoka critical for the United States now more than ever before? We’re asking thought leaders, friends and partners. Here’s James Fallows at Welcome Change in May 2019:
See where the world is headed and what social problems we must anticipate
Launch early-stage creative ideas with enormous potential
Access to a one-of-a-kind network of innovators, their insights, and the patterns across their work
Huge ROI fueled by the transformative impact of systemic innovations together with the Ashoka network effect
Clusters of social entrepreneurs within and across fields pull societal levers that complement one another
Invest in a portfolio of carefully selected social innovators to mitigate the unknowns of any single systemic change effort
4,000 Fellows and their networks of millions of changemakers in 90+ countries
From the day Ashoka founded the field of social entrepreneurship nearly 40 years ago, aligned philanthropic partners have fueled our growth and impact. These partnerships can take many forms, but very often they include one or more of these core focus areas: supporting systems-changing entrepreneurs, amplifying innovative ideas and insights, and shaping an everyone a changemaker world.
For the committed financial support of exceptional individuals and families across the country. If our approach resonates with you, we’d welcome exploring how Ashoka aligns with your interests and giving, wherever you are on your philanthropic journey.
Michael Zakaras > email@example.com
Manmeet Mehta > firstname.lastname@example.org