(1) Once or twice a year, we announce fellowships to social entrepreneurs seeking to address new problem spaces and design potential solutions. A prototype, paper, or social venture is expected by the end of the fellowship period. Fixed contribution of $70k over 7 months. View calls for details and deadlines.
(2) About once per quarter, we fund time-limited projects that implement and test specific ideas. View calls for details and deadlines.
(3) We occasionally offer unrestricted and in-kind (tech, data, or research) support to learning organizations that operate at the intersection of research and implementation and advance agency approaches to cost-effective scale. (Invitation-only; typically contingent on past successful fellowship or project award.)
(4) We occasionally support ecosystem initiatives: projects that lift all boats by investing in shared assets and other public goods. (Invitation-only; typically contingent on past fellowship or project award.)
Many factors come into play, but three are of special importance to us:
The Agency Fund draws inspiration from several pioneering organizations that operate at the intersection of research and action and are well aligned with our theory of change. We consider them core to our ecosystem. Learn more about these remarkable non-profits and social ventures: