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Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Overview

Ashoka is leading a profound transformation in society. Over the past 25 years, Ashoka has identified and invested in over 1,800 leading social entrepreneurs in 60 countries. Our Fellows power social change in communities around the world, impacting the lives of millions. Ashoka accelerates change by connecting Fellows to a global network of social entrepreneurs. Ashoka creates needed infrastructure for this network, including access to social financing and bridges to business and academic sectors.

Mission

Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers.

Program

Ashoka works on three levels. First, we support individual social entrepreneurs—financially and professionally—throughout their life cycle. Second, we bring communities of social entrepreneurs together to help leverage their impact, scale their ideas, and capture and disseminate their best practices. Finally, we help build the infrastructure and financial systems needed to support the growth of the citizen sector and facilitate the spread of social innovation globally.
All of our programs in these three areas contribute to Ashoka's vision and mission; all understand the historical transformation of the citizen sector taking place and are building upon that understanding. None of our programs exist to provide services exclusively.
Ashoka's three levels are mutually reinforcing; together they are bringing our vision of “Everyone a Changemaker�? closer to reality.

Impact

Ashoka has helped change the lives of millions around the world through its Fellows, programs, and staff.

For example, Ashoka Fellow Fabio Rosa has helped cut rural electrification costs by 70-80% in Brazil and brought electricity to over 1 million people. Fabio's innovation has spread to 23 countries.

More broadly, our Measuring Effectiveness Study shows that five years post election, 94% of Fellows are still working towards their original vision and 93% of Fellows have had their work independently replicated. Ten years post election, 71% of Fellows have influenced national policy.

CEO

Bill Drayton

Board

William Carter
Gloria de Souza
William Drayton
Mary Gordon
Roger Harrison
Fred Hehuwat
Bill Kelly
Kyle Zimmer

Countries 

Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Egypt, Lebanon, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Canada, Mexico, United States, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay

Contact

1700 North Moore Street

Suite 2000

Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: (703) 527-8300

www.ashoka.org

EIN: 51-0255908


Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. The Venture Fund for Leading Social Entrepreneurs directs resources to regions where innovators are

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Venture Fund

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

The Venture Fund for Leading Social Entrepreneurs directs resources to regions where innovators are emerging and investment is most needed. Contributing to the Venture Fund will accelerate the impact of Ashoka’s unique Fellow selection model and directly support the work of Ashoka Fellows across the world.

Regular price $25.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these en

Fund A Fellow

Stipend in Africa

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these entrepreneurs—Ashoka Fellows—a living stipend for an average of three years, allowing them to focus full-time on building their institutions and spreading their ideas. Ashoka Fellows’ impact is far-reaching and highly leveraged. For example, five years post election, 94% of Fellows are still working towards their original vision and 93% of...

Regular price $50.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these en

Fund A Fellow

One stipend in Africa

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these entrepreneurs -- Ashoka Fellows -- a living stipend for an average of three years, allowing them to focus full-time on building their institutions and spreading their ideas. Ashoka Fellows' impact is far-reaching and highly leveraged. For example, five years post election, 94% of Fellows are still working towards their original...

Regular price $2,000.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these en

Fund A Fellow

Stipend in Europe

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these entrepreneurs—Ashoka Fellows—a living stipend for an average of three years, allowing them to focus full-time on building their institutions and spreading their ideas. Ashoka Fellows’ impact is far-reaching and highly leveraged. For example, five years post election, 94% of Fellows are still working towards their original vision and 93% of...

Regular price $50.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these en

Fund A Fellow

Stipend in Europe

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these entrepreneurs—Ashoka Fellows—a living stipend for an average of three years, allowing them to focus full-time on building their institutions and spreading their ideas. Ashoka Fellows’ impact is far-reaching and highly leveraged. For example, five years post election, 94% of Fellows are still working towards their original vision and 93% of...

Regular price $100.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these en

Fund A Fellow

Stipend in S. America

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these entrepreneurs—Ashoka Fellows—a living stipend for an average of three years, allowing them to focus full-time on building their institutions and spreading their ideas. Ashoka Fellows’ impact is far-reaching and highly leveraged. For example, five years post election, 94% of Fellows are still working towards their original vision and 93% of...

Regular price $50.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these en

Fund A Fellow

Stipend in S. America

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these entrepreneurs—Ashoka Fellows—a living stipend for an average of three years, allowing them to focus full-time on building their institutions and spreading their ideas. Ashoka Fellows’ impact is far-reaching and highly leveraged. For example, five years post election, 94% of Fellows are still working towards their original vision and 93% of...

Regular price $100.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these en

Fund A Fellow

Stipend in Asia

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Ashoka searches the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these entrepreneurs—Ashoka Fellows—a living stipend for an average of three years, allowing them to focus full-time on building their institutions and spreading their ideas. Ashoka Fellows’ impact is far-reaching and highly leveraged. For example, five years post election, 94% of Fellows are still working towards their original vision and 93% of...

Regular price $50.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. The ASE network mobilizes law firms and public interest lawyers to support the hundreds of Ashoka Fe

Aid A Fellow

4 hours of legal support

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

The ASE network mobilizes law firms and public interest lawyers to support the hundreds of Ashoka Fellows around the globe and eventually the broader networks of social entrepreneurs by providing them access to legal professionals who can help them navigate the legal environment to enhance institution building, policy change, and support human rights through domestic and international pro bono legal assistance. To date ASE has...

Regular price $25.00