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The StartingBloc Institute is a dynamic 5-day conference where Fellows learn from proven change-makers, are pushed to take bigger risks, and find life-long allies. Fellows gain access to a tight-knit community of social innovators based across the country and the world as well as participation in the Institute for Social Innovation which includes a survey of social innovation, an innovative case-study competition and sessions with industry leaders.

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Kauffman Foundation Programs

Provides support and educational programs for entrepreneurs to build economic independence by lowering barriers to entrepreneurial success and educational achievements,

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Grant or Scholarship

Strategic Opportunity Fund

1 year grants that supports campaigns, collaborations, and coalitions that are current and former New York Foundation grantees addressing community

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Grant or Scholarship

GP Foundation Grant

The foundation funds and supports community-based programs, volunteer service projects, disaster relief and other initiatives to improve the quality of

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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship