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.

C & A Foundation

The C&A Foundation and Ashoka have partnered together to improve the safety and accountability of all people in the fashion value chain. Ashoka and C&A are working to tap into this important driver of economic mobility for people worldwide to continue impacting the clothing industry.

CAF - Development Bank for Latin America

CAF is a development bank created in 1970, owned by 19 countries — 17 of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal — as well as 13 private banks in the region. It promotes a sustainable development model through credit operations, non-reimbursable resources, and support in the technical and financial structuring of projects in the public and private sectors of Latin America.

Cartier Charitable Foundation

The Foundation and Ashoka are engaged in a 3-year partnership to develop and enhance responsible natural resource management and sustainable lifestyle. One of the aims of this collaboration is to select and accompany social entrepreneurs acting in these fields and initiate new ambitious collaborations between them and other key actors.


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.

Ebay Foundation / The Opportunity Project

For more than 15 years, eBay has connected buyers and sellers in an efficient marketplace, fostering entrepreneurship and generating income for millions of people. Nonetheless, there remains an urgent need to engage the untapped potential of citizens around the world. Nearly one half of the world’s population lives on less than $2/day. Helping them increase their income is a critical step in lifting individuals and communities out of poverty. Furthermore, most of the 3+ billion people in the world living at or below the economic poverty level face significant barriers: not only do they lack access to markets and financial services, they also pay higher prices for goods and services than the rest of the world’s population.

Ecole de Gestion de Fribourg

Dynamic and innovative school of management based in Fribourg, the HEG-FR offers its students a high variety of training programs and projects articulated around topical issues optimally combining scientific basis with specific applications.

EFG Bank

EFG Group is an international private banking group, consisting essentially of EFG International, a global private banking and asset management group headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (EFGN), and its direct parent company, EFG Bank European Financial Group SA, a bank based in Geneva, both supervised on a consolidated basis by the Swiss FINMA. EFG is proud to support Ashoka Switzerland and its network of social entrepreneurs by linking them with their clients.

Einhorn Family Charitable Trust

The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust’s mission is to help people get along better. The Trust proactively seeks partners for strategic investment, working with its portfolio of grantees to build nurturing environments where individuals can better practice empathy and cooperation. Start Empathy is one such program.

Essl Foundation

The Essl Foundation was established in 2007 by Martin and Gerda Essl and their children to support social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and persons with disabilities.


Facebook worked with our Start Empathy initiative to help foster nonprofit learning on how to best use Facebook as a means for advertising and community building.