Recently, The Global Good Fund -- a leading enterprise for social entrepreneurs co-founded by YEC member Carrie Rich -- was awarded a $2.2 million dollar grant from The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation. With this grant, the organization has created a fellowship geared towards social entrepreneurs who're creating sustainable careers for those over 50 in the United States.
The Diana Davis Spencer Fellowship will be a 15-month leadership development program. Fellows will connect directly with high-level leadership consultants, successful business executives, and have access to a personalized social entrepreneurship leadership curriculum.
This grant is the largest in The Global Good Fund's history, and will allow them to continue investing in high-potential leaders who are committed to social impact.
"We are excited to embark on this journey with The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation. Their interest in supporting The Global Good Fund's mission is humbling," said Rich in this release.
"We have been following The Global Good Fund's progress for more than a year now, watching the organization at work. We share The Global Good Fund's commitment to entrepreneurship as a vehicle for domestic job creation, especially for persons over 50 years of age," said Diana Davis Spencer, Chairman and President of The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation. This foundation operates on a mission to promote entrepreneurship, self-reliance, national security and global understanding -- aligning well with the values and mission of The Global Good Fund.
Currently, the Global Good Fund is encouraging U.S.-based social entrepreneurs to apply to be a fellow. The program is seeking 20 exemplary entrepreneurs. If you're interested, applications can be found here and are due by September 26, 2016.
You can learn more about the groundbreaking fellowship program, here.