Cordes Fellows

Since 2010, the Cordes Fellowship program has provided annual scholarships for 50 of the world’s most promising emerging social entrepreneurs to participate as full Delegates in the Opportunity Collaboration (OC). The OC annually convenes 400 global leaders building sustainable solutions to poverty, engaging social entrepreneurs, innovative nonprofit executives, grant-makers, impact investors, corporate and academic field-leaders, and aligned media working around the world to solve common challenges and spark new opportunities.

The purpose of the Cordes Fellowship program is to open doors, minds and networks for emerging social entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives; enrich the Opportunity Collaboration with new, emerging leaders; and infuse the collaborative discussions with a diversity of perspectives.

Successful Cordes Fellowship applicants are high-impact, innovative, entrepreneurial for-profit and nonprofit organization executives with a demonstrated commitment to economic justice and poverty alleviation. Like all Delegates, Fellows are catalytic leaders who by their actions and accomplishments evidence pragmatic vision, passionate tenacity, multi-sectoral thinking, adaptive leadership skills, non-ideological activism and a strong ethical grounding.

Please click here for more information on the Cordes Fellowship program, eligibility and the application process.