Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Echoing Green Foundation

  • New York, NY
  • www.echoinggreen.org

Mission Statement

Echoing Green unleashes next generation talent to solve the world's biggest problems.

Main Programs

  1. Fellowship
  2. Work on Purpose
  3. Impacting Investing
  4. Direct Impact
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Echoing Green Fellows have sparked social change in more than 70 countries on five continents.

ruling year

1987

Principal Officer since 2002

Self-reported

Dr. Cheryl Dorsey

Keywords

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social change, grantmaker, entrepreneurs, seed capital, innovation

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EIN

13-3424419

Also Known As

Echoing Green

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

International Economic Development (Q32)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We Identify Visionaries: Through our multi-tiered selection process, Echoing Green identifies talented, yet unproven, social entrepreneurs who are dedicated to addressing the root causes of societal challenges.

We Invest in Innovation: We provide seed grants to help Echoing Green Fellows transform innovative ideas into action. By applying entrepreneurial principles to social sector investment, we help launch cutting-edge organizations that transform communities.

We Provide Hands-on Support: We provide technical assistance and consultations to help new leaders build organizations, increase their organization’s capacity, and manage growth. We also facilitate peer-to-peer learning to enhance leadership skills and ensure organizational sustainability.

We Connect People: We harness the experience and expertise of our global network of social entrepreneurs to share best practices and ensure success for all.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Fellowship

Financial support: Individuals who are awarded a fellowship receive a two year $60,000 stipend, health insurance coverage, access to our network of social changemakers and technical assistance.

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Adults

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Program 2

Work on Purpose

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Program 3

Impacting Investing

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Direct Impact

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Echoing Green Fellows have sparked social change in more than 70 countries on five continents.

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Financials

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ECHOING GREEN, INC.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Echoing Green Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Cheryl Dorsey

BIO

Cheryl L. Dorsey is a pioneer in the social entrepreneurship movement, and the President of Echoing Green, a global organization seeding and unleashing next-generation talent to solve the world's biggest problems.

Prior to leading this social impact organization, Cheryl was a social entrepreneur herself and received an Echoing Green Fellowship in 1992 to help launch The Family Van, a community-based mobile health unit in Boston. She became the first Echoing Green Fellow to head the social venture fund in 2002.

An accomplished leader and entrepreneur, she has served in two presidential administrations as a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor (1997-98); Special Assistant to the Director of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Labor Department (1998-99); and Vice Chair for the President's Commission on White House Fellowships (2009-present). Cheryl serves on several boards including the Harvard Board of Overseers and the SEED Foundation. She has a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her Master's in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and received her Bachelor's degree in History and Science magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges.

Cheryl has received numerous awards for her commitment to public service, including the Pfizer Roerig History of Medicine Award, the Robert Kennedy Distinguished Public Service Award, and the Manual C. Carballo Memorial Prize. She was also featured as one of "America's Best Leaders" by US News & World Report and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, and as one of The Nonprofit Times' "Power and Influence Top 50" in 2010 and 2011.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David C. Hodgson

General Atlantic LLC

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