Launch a Passion Project or Start an Organization

Acumen Fund, Inc.

Creates a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas.

Agora Partnerships

Pioneers innovative strategies to help entrepreneurs and impact investors unleash their potential for good.


Provides a global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems.

Ashoka’s Youth Venture

Helps teams of people start new youth-led organizations.

Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program

Awards fellowships to original thinkers eager to work on purpose advance a better understanding of policy challenges facing our society.

Do Something Grants

Gives micro-grants to young people pursuing sustainable community action projects and programs.

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Provides selected social entrepreneurs with funding of $100,000 annually for three years specifically and solely for entrepreneurs starting new nonprofit organizations.

Echoing Green Fellowship

Unleashes next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems.

Provides seed funding to emerging civic entrepreneurs.

Open Society Fellowship

Supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open-society challenges.