A map of the distribution of Ashoka Fellows across the world in 2018

Distribution of Ashoka Fellows in 2018

Survey Findings

First Significant Funding

92% of Fellows report the Ashoka stipend helped them focus full time on their idea. Identifying and supporting these individuals often gives them their first significant source of funding.

Partnerships Between Fellows

Fellows report collaborating or partnering with 4 other Ashoka Fellows after being elected. Ashoka gives Fellows access to a powerful global network, and helps them think in system-change terms that leads to changes in their strategy.

Systems Change

86% of Fellows report that Ashoka helped them see their work at a systems change level. Of those Fellows, 92% made changes to their strategy

Emer Beamer

Emer, Ashoka Fellow in the Netherlands, is nurturing young changemakers through their innate creative capacities 

"I believe in seeing the best in children and young people, and inviting that to manifest itself through learning experiences, life changing learning experiences; ones that help you discover the power of creating good. Experiences that let children and young people shine their light and start believing in their own power(s). When children get these types of formative experiences it can change their paths towards that of the changemaker and contributor to a better world."

Emer Beamer

Creating the Everyone A Changemaker World

Through our network of students, schools, universities, corporations, and citizen sector organizations, we’re building a movement towards an Everyone a Changemaker World where every person is powerful and can take creative action for social change in their communities.

2,000 parents

reached through our workshop on parenting changemakers, Your Kids

30 online Changemaker Challenges

to encourage youth social innovation

150+ young changemakers

selected for their social innovations through Youth Venture

70 senior leaders

engaged across 23 countries in our Executive in Residence program

230 participants

representing 33 countries participated in Changemaker Bootcamps

500+ higher education institutions

engaged in 50+ countries, with approximately 5,000 individuals engaged directly in AshokaU