For 35 years, Echoing Green has been on the front lines of solving the world’s biggest problems, raising up the transformational leaders willing to speak truth to power and challenge the status quo.
We are the best at what we do, and have the trust, experience, and results to prove it. Our community of almost 1,000 social innovators includes first lady Michelle Obama, major public figures like Van Jones, and the founders of Teach for America and One Acre Fund.
In 1987, growth equity firm General Atlantic officially launched Echoing Green, naming it after a William Blake poem about creating a better world. They supported our first promising young entrepreneur, Diana Propper de Callejon, to create an alternative economic base for Amazonian residents that was not based on deforestation. Today, General Atlantic continues to be one of Echoing Green’s strongest advocates—and Diana is on our Board of Directors.
In 2002, Echoing Green Fellow Cheryl L. Dorsey took over the leadership and reshaped the organization into a global nonprofit. More than a decade later, the Fellowship Programs continue to be Echoing Green’s cornerstone, providing seed funding to social entrepreneurs launching bold new organizations to create positive systemic change.
We invite you to learn more about our current work and collective impact.