At this moment in history, there are many leading ideas for social change that are not fully developed and sustained through traditional funding mechanisms. Ashoka has designed an approach to capture the most innovative, entrepreneurial solutions, and offer critical interventions on three levels—the individual, the group, and the sector. Launching a leading social entrepreneur is the fundamental step in this approach.
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.