Foundations/Private Funder: Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green; Opportunity: Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellowship; Funding Focus: Higher education, minorities; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Individuals; Funding: Up to eight $70,000 start-up capital awards and technical assistance; Deadline: TBA the solicitation opens this fall, last year’s deadline was Jan. 5 deadline.
Summary: The fellowships support social entrepreneurs who are starting up new organizations to help transform the lives of black men and boys in their communities. Fellowship candidates must generate new ideas and best practices in the three core areas of education, family and work, as well as communications and philanthropic leadership.
Echoing Green also offers the Global Fellowship, which is open to young leaders worldwide who are working on community solutions and the Climate Fellowship, which support efforts to address climate change. Those can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/l2ukyo
Info: Questions, 212/689-1165; http://tinyurl.com/crefo8c (website).