Our Partners

Ashoka's partners work together to invest in the people and patterns of collaborative entrepreneurship that are necessary in an Everyone a Changemaker® world.

ABC Foundation

The American Business Council Foundation has invested significant financial, advisory and media resources to support Ashoka Fellows in the US and worldwide.

AFS Intercultural Programs

AFS-USA works with Ashoka Youth Venture to help AFS participants learn about social entrepreneurship and launch their own social change ventures.

American Express - Leadership Academy

American Express’s vision is to bring to life the American Express value of good corporate citizenship by supporting diverse communities in ways that enhance the company's reputation with employees, customers, merchants, business partners and other stakeholders. AMEX has partnered with Ashoka Canada to create the annual Emerging Innovators Boot Camp hosted in Toronto. This is a 3 day summit where we bring in Canada’s top youth entrepreneurs to network with like-minded young social entrepreneurs, learn from more experienced entrepeurs, and share their own ideas.

Arthur Guinness Fund

The Arthur Guinness Fund has partnered with Ashoka Changemakers to help communities find innovative solutions that unlock local potential.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes)

As one of Canada’s top business law firms, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) provides exceptional legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world. With our partnership, Blakes LLP provides top tier specialized legal support to our network of Ashoka fellows.

BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) and Ashoka have partnered together in promoting innovative solutions to challenging health problems since 2010. By exploring the intersection of social entrepreneurship, employee talent development, and healthcare networks the teams have co-designed "win-win" solutions to global healthcare challenges. Solutions have come through increasing individuals’ access to healthcare and community health issues, especially underserved populations. Over 5 years, the team has supported 75 Making More Health fellows in 47 countries, launched 3 global open-source competitions finding 800+ health innovations worldwide, and engage 10% of BI's global workforce of 45,000.

Breakthrough Miami

Ashoka Youth Venture worked with Breakthrough Miami to identify South Floridian youth and then support them in launching ventures that could help transform their communities.


Ashoka and CIEE have worked together on several occasions to help provide meaningful cultural exchanges with a changemaking lens for students visiting the US.


Dalberg is a strategic advisory firm dedicated to global development. Their mission is to mobilize effective responses to the world’s most pressing issues.

Digital, Life, Design (DLD)

The Digital Life Design (DLD) is a series of conferences that bring together creative minds from all over the world, featuring digital innovation, science, and culture. Its attendees include 800 entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, scientists and artists who create a hub for innovative ideas and experiences, as well as a starting point for partnerships, investments and business development. In line with DLD Chairman Hubert Burda, DLD builds a platform for Ashoka Fellows to "connect with the unexpected." In partnership with Ashoka, DLD introduced Ashoka’s 25 fellows poised for global breakthrough on its website.