Applications are Open for The Ford Fund Fellowship 2022 for Social Entrepreneurs & Community Leaders!

The Ford Fund Fellowship 2022

The Ford Fund Fellowship 2022 is a virtual program designed to equip 25 advanced social entrepreneurs with the skills, resources, and experience to scale the ventures and community initiatives they are building. Each Ford Fund Fellow will learn advanced skills in entrepreneurship and leadership, garner experience, and build a global network of Mentors, Master Course Teachers, and peers, as they lay the foundation to empower many more youth and transform their communities.

The Ford Fund Fellowship is for advanced, next-generation social entrepreneurs and community leaders building ventures that create impactful and scalable innovations. Ideal applicants will demonstrate a proven track record of innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership in their community.

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Program Structure

The Ford Fund Fellowship begins with a virtual two-week intensive Accelerator that will focus on:

Building Community

Skill Development

Basecamp Training

After the two week Accelerator, each Fellow will join a 14-week-long Fellowship, which includes:

Leading a Basecamp in their respective community. A stipend will be given for logistical and administrative costs.

Joining a monthly All Hands on Deck meeting that includes skill development workshops and opportunities to build community amongst the cohort.

$25,000 in seed funding will be distributed among the 25 Ford Fund Fellow based on progress and impact throughout the Ford Fund Fellowship.

Regularly attending Master Courses with the world’s leading entrepreneurs and practitioners. Past Master Course Teachers include recognized leaders of Nobel Peace Prize winning movements, the youngest person to run for U.S. Congress, and the inventor of Google’s self-driving car.

Joining a pod with other Fellows from their respective regions and checking in regularly with each other via one-on-one meetings.

At the end of the Fellowship, all of the Fellows will participate in a high-profile Demo Day (called The Summit) to share their progress and impact throughout the program.

Application Process and Link

Deadline for application submission is on September 15, 2022

Requirements Include:

Ford Fund Fellowship applicants must be able to commit to be part of the 16-week program from October 17th, 2022, to February 24th, 2023

Final program launch and design are pending Ford Fund approval

There is no cost to attend the program thanks to the generous support of Ford Fund

Application Here