Social entrepreneurship: 261 projects to explore – 2012 ECHOING GREEN fellowship semifinalists

Echoing Green’s world-renowned two-year Fellowship program provides more than $2 million in seed funding to a diverse group of the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs. I had the chance to find out more about them when they first came to Romania for a social entrepreneurship conference.

The 2012 Fellowship is being led as a partnership between the Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green and below you can find 261 online social projects (some of 2012 ECHOING GREEN fellowship semifinalists):

  1. A Common Future
  2. Africa Yoga Project
  3. African Ecovillage Foundation
  4. African School for Excellence
  5. Africa’s Talking Ltd
  6. AGRICULTURAL MARKETING INFORMATION SERVICES-CAMEROON
  7. All Girls Allowed
  8. Alliance of Young African Patriots, inc
  9. Amani Global Works
  10. American Women Veterans Foundation
  11. AmpleHarvest.org
  12. Angaza Design
  13. apni mandi 
  14. Aporta
  15. AppSuccess
  16. Aqua Vida International
  17. Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC)
  18. Asociacion Mexicana para las Naciones Unidas Jovenes 
  19. Atlantic Impact
  20. Atlas DIY
  21. Autism Expressed
  22. Avani Bio Energy Private Limited
  23. Avanti Fellows
  24. Awaaz.De
  25. Ayiti Cherie Healing Project
  26. Aywa International
  27. AYZH Health and Livelihood Pvt Ltd
  28. Azul
  29. Back to the Roots
  30. Backpack Farm Agriculture Program
  31. Balyolu: the Honey Connection
  32. Benevolent
  33. Bidna Capoeira
  34. Billion Entrepreneurs Enablers
  35. BK Farmyards
  36. Black Girls Code
  37. BLISS
  38. Blue Rose Compass
  39. Book Harvest
  40. BrAiDs N BeAdS
  41. BreakOUT!
  42. Brown Button Foundation
  43. Buen Manejo del Campo, S.A. de C.V.
  44. CASA MIA
  45. Centre for Criminal Appeals
  46. Chaupal
  47. Cineminga International
  48. City Health Works!
  49. Climate Response
  50. Cloud Currencies, CA Benefit Corporation
  51. Coal War Cafe,, Appropriate Technology Demonstration Center
  52. CodeNow
  53. CoFED (The Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive
  54. Collectif Contre le Controle au Facies
  55. COMMUNITERE
  56. Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth (CAFETY)
  57. Cosain
  58. D.&E. Green Enterprises, Inc.
  59. Damascuz Fortune
  60. Dance 4 Peace, Inc.
  61. DayOne Response, Inc.
  62. Design Innovations for Infants and Mothers Everywhere
  63. DesignWise Medical
  64. DirectedDeposits
  65. Discovering Deaf Worlds
  66. DolphinEdge Technologies Ltd
  67. Dream Mobile
  68. DUMA
  69. E3: Education, Excellence & Equity
  70. ECO-FUEL AFRICA LIMITED
  71. Edthena
  72. Educate Lanka
  73. ElectNext
  74. enke: Make Your Mark
  75. Envaya
  76. ENZI Footwear
  77. ethikus
  78. Evomo Research & Advancement Pvt. Ltd.
  79. Farm Commons
  80. Farm Shop Trust
  81. Fashion4Freedom
  82. Feed-The-Need
  83. Fertilait
  84. First Power Corp.
  85. FoodCorps
  86. Found in Translation
  87. Fresh & Young Brains Development Initiative
  88. Fresh Corner Cafe L3C
  89. Fresh Takes Kitchen
  90. Frontier Markets
  91. G4G Mobile
  92. Generation Hope
  93. GirlForward
  94. girltank
  95. Give A Living, givealiving.org
  96. Givkwik Inc.
  97. Global Center for Investigative Journalism
  98. Global Community Ambassadors
  99. Global Freedom Center
  100. GloballyEducated
  101. Glovico.org
  102. Grace App Communication
  103. Grandmentor LLC
  104. GrassROOTS Community Foundation
  105. Greenway Grameen Infra
  106. haoxin.org
  107. Happy Hands Foundation
  108. Hatch
  109. Healthy Picks
  110. Hispanic Cancer Foundation
  111. Hope Through Health
  112. Hopeful World
  113. Hosh media
  114. HumEnergy
  115. IdeaDish
  116. IDinsight
  117. iFutures.org
  118. Imagiscience
  119. imMEDIAte justice
  120. Invup
  121. iPakistan
  122. Isidore Electronics Recycling
  123. Jana Care
  124. JCLTeam
  125. Jerry the Bear
  126. Jola Venture
  127. Just Shea
  128. Justice Project Pakistan
  129. KeyWifi LLC
  130. Knowledge As Power
  131. Kopernik
  132. Kulinda
  133. Kumbu Health
  134. Kushiri
  135. LA ARENERA
  136. LaborVoices, Inc.
  137. LDTC+Labs
  138. Leadership Through Empowerment, Action, And Dialogue Inc.
  139. LivelyHoods
  140. Local Insight Global Impact
  141. LocalDM
  142. Lubaga Disabled Entrepreneurs Association
  143. LuminAID Lab, LLC
  144. Medha
  145. Mekelle Farms
  146. Memunatu 
  147. Mindblown Labs
  148. More Than Me
  149. Mother’s Day Radio
  150. MPrep
  151. mSurvey
  152. Multipolar
  153. Mustakbal clean tech
  154. mWater
  155. myAgro
  156. National Young Farmers’ Coalition
  157. Needmap
  158. New Sound Foundation
  159. NextDrop
  160. NoPC
  161. Nyaya Health
  162. Off.Grid:Electric
  163. OkCopay, Inc
  164. One Degree
  165. ORIBAGS INNOVATIONS LTD
  166. Paruware
  167. People Powered Savings, Inc.
  168. PhilanTech
  169. Physicians for Haiti
  170. Pink Wish Foundation
  171. PolicyPulse
  172. Progress Collective
  173. Prosperity Candle
  174. Protei
  175. Public Policy Lab
  176. Pykih Inc
  177. Qeyno Labs
  178. Raising Our Skills, Not Our Hands
  179. Rapid Report and Response (R3)
  180. Rare Genomics Institute
  181. Recycle Across America
  182. Red de Educacion Ciudadana
  183. Refugee Center Online
  184. Regalii
  185. ReGenerate Solutions, LLC
  186. Remas
  187. Rent-to-Own Zambia Ltd
  188. Re-Nuble, Inc.
  189. Resiliency Foundation Inc.
  190. Resolve Network
  191. Ruby Cup (Makit Ltd)
  192. Sanivation
  193. SaveLIFE Foundation
  194. Schaduf
  195. Schoolyard Films, Inc.
  196. SIFE SSCBS
  197. SlimTrader
  198. Smallholders Foundation
  199. SMV Wheels Pvt. Ltd.
  200. SNAP Gardens
  201. SoJo (Social Journal)
  202. Solar Mosaic
  203. Solar Sister
  204. Solidarium Fair Trade
  205. Solucion Pluvial
  206. Spark MicroGrants
  207. SponsorChange.org
  208. Springboard Collaborative
  209. Starfish International
  210. Starlight Afghan Free Energy
  211. StartSomeGood
  212. STG International
  213. Stockbox Grocers
  214. Student Voice Project
  215. Students for Education Reform
  216. SumofUs
  217. Switchboard
  218. Symphonia for South Africa
  219. Synergic International Foundation -SIF
  220. TakaTaka Solutions
  221. Team Rubicon
  222. the [blank] canvas
  223. The Black Girl Project
  224. The Education Matters Project
  225. The Journal Lab
  226. The Maids’ Company
  227. The Sound Strike
  228. The Station Foundation
  229. The Working World
  230. Think Unlimited
  231. Ti Bwat Nou – A Place for Help
  232. Tolerance Academy
  233. Uspercent
  234. Valu Lamp Inc.
  235. VArc Engineerirng
  236. Veneration Inc.
  237. Venture for America
  238. Vera Solutions
  239. Village Capital
  240. Villager 
  241. Vision Spring Initiatives
  242. VitaFlavor
  243. Vive Responsable
  244. Vivus Limited
  245. VOZ
  246. Waging Nonviolence
  247. Wash Cycle Laundry
  248. Waste 2 Energy, Ltd. Uganda
  249. Waste Capital Partners
  250. WaterWalla
  251. We the Change Foundation
  252. wecyclers
  253. Wedu
  254. White Roof Project
  255. Women LEAD
  256. Women’s Justice Initiative
  257. Yasa
  258. Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network
  259. Youth4Jobs
  260. Zambian Institute for Sustainable Development
  261. Zidisha Inc.