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Managed at UC Berkeley-Haas, GSVC provides social entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and a total of $80K in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges. Teams from across the globe learn how to design scalable models through a process that emphasizes stakeholder discovery, business innovation, and social impact assessment.

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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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Award

Classy Awards

Largest annual social impact awards ceremony in the United States that recognizes non-profit and social enterprise programs run by social

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Crowdfunding

RocketHub

An international, pioneering, open community and crowdfunding platform that has helped thousands of artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and social leaders raise

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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