What We Do

Ashoka supports an "Everyone a Changemaker" world through its programs in more than 90 countries, building and amplifying this global movement in three stages:

Identify and support the world's leading social entrepreneurs

We find and cultivate social entrepreneurs in every corner of the world, whose system-changing innovations solve deep-rooted social problems. We invite them into the Ashoka Fellowship - providing early stage financial support and a lifetime membership into an expansive network of peers and partners - enabling them to achieve their vision and have even greater impact. We then draw on the insights and patterns of these 3,500+ Ashoka Fellows to understand what the future needs and how to create new solutions for building a better world. 

Venture & Fellowship
Ashoka Support Network
Ashoka Globalizer
Ashoka Executive in Residence
Ashoka Wellbeing

Equip everyone to be a changemaker

We inspire and enable changemaking in the public-at-large, and work to give all citizens the confidence and tools to solve problems for the good of all. Specifically, we focus on preparing the next generation to navigate this rapidly-changing world by ensuring all young people have the critical skills they need.

Ashoka Changemakers
LeadYoung
Ashoka Youth Venture

Accelerate the "Everyone a Changemaker" world

We mobilize a network of organizations to join us in shifting mindsets and reshaping how we learn, work, and live together to catalyze changemaking for the good of society. We partner with schools, universities, corporations, citizen sector organizations, media, and other influencers to co-lead this movement with us.

AshokaU
Ashoka Changemaker Schools
Ashoka Social Financial Services

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Ashoka in United States

Ashoka’s country and regional offices around the world co-create and co-lead Ashoka’s programming. This enables our global changemaker community to capture and act upon emerging insights, knowledge, and talents of innovators from a wide range of cultural and regional contexts. See a full list of country offices

The New Framework

Ashoka has identified a new framework for living and working together in this radically different world - drawn from insights working with our global network of Ashoka Fellows, the world's leading social entrepreneurs. The four elements of the framework are empathy, teamwork, new leadership, and changemaking. 

Empathy

is the ability to apply it. With a deep understanding of others. we can build relationships and collaborate to solve the problems facing the world.

Collaborative Teamwork

in fluid, open "team-of-teams"; give small groups the freedom to experiment while driving everyone to share what they learn across the entire organization.

A New Kind of Leadership

that enables teams of powerful self-initiating changemakers, provides a vision, and ensures that goals are met.

Changemaking

is the ability to act and create change in whatever role you play.

Partnerships with Purpose

Ashoka partners with companies that are as committed as we are in creating a just world. We work closely with our partners to create initiatives with both local and global impact.

Ashoka invites everyone to contribute in the most powerful way by joining with us as co-leaders in the "everyone a changemakers" movement. We are social entrepreneurs -- and change leaders -- across sectors who are bringing this powerful framework to our communities, businesses, schools, and neighborhoods.

Your contribution enables us to elect new social entrepreneurs into our fellowship, provide support services to existing Fellows, and launch collaborations between Fellows and companies to promote continued innovation in areas of pressing global need.