Fellowship for Economic Development Leaders

Echoing Green works to catalyze the ability of emerging economic development leaders to impact the world and drive social progress further, faster. Our fellows are innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels who have a vision for change and the influence to inspire widespread action. They are entrepreneurs driven by a global public interest and a selfless humility. Their bold solutions to increase the capacity of developing countries are remarkable and practical.

Funding, Grants and Support From Echoing Green

We believe investing in and supporting the right people, with the right ideas and the ability to execute, results in a lifetime of leadership. Since 1987, more than 700 emerging leaders of positive social change have been welcomed into our community of Fellows.

Are you ready to join our community? We are looking for activists and policymakers with a deep understanding of the interconnections between industries, regions and other systemic issues.

Echoing Green helps leaders in the field of economic development and related disciplines with a high level of passion and energy find seed-stage funding and strategic foundational support.

Learn more about economic development leaders and activists supported by Echoing Green.


Andrew Youn

One Acre Fund

Ruth DeGolia

Mercado Global

Vikram Akula

SKS Microfinance