We're a community of leaders daring to disrupt the status quo
The Foundry is the gathering place for alumni of Acumen Academy’s Fellowship and Accelerator programs who have excelled at the highest level, establishing themselves as the next generation of social innovators who are enacting social change and challenging the status quo. Becoming a Foundry member gains entrance to a unique set of resources: from a community of supportive peers, the opportunity for 1:1 mentorship, and the opportunity to access both social and financial capital.
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Members access and leverage the wealth of knowledge within the global community.
Access to Capital
Members access funding to scale the impact of Foundry-led initiatives and organizations.
Members have timely access to services, advisors, mentors and/or coaches to support and accompany builders as they grow their initiatives
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Become a Fellow
Join a committed cohort of leaders intent on building an inclusive, just and sustainable world.
Join an Accelerator
Learn how to scale your business and increase your leadership impact.
Featured Foundry Members
Solar project lead at SPACE10 - IKEA’s global research and design lab
Co-founder / Executive Director at Brio
The Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge Participant
CEO of Bangladesh Angels
Founder at HumanKind
Consultant at the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
West Africa Fellow
Co-Founder at Reflejarse
Executive Director of Open Apparel Registry
María Guerrero Sanz
CEO and Founder of Social Action for Music
Founder of Girls United For Human Rights (GUHR)
Founder and CEO of Inini Initiative
United Kingdom Fellow
Founder of The Village Microclinic
East Africa Fellow
“We have a shared understanding of impact, for the need for impact, to be able to change the problems of the world and dedicate yourself to doing so.”
Founder and CEO, CoAmana
Leadership Program for Climate Resilience Innovators
Leadership Essentials for Social Innovators
Social Impact Business Accelerator - Vietnam
Highlighting India and Spain Fellows
How Trust Enabled A Community to Provide Crucial Support Across the Globe in Just Two Weeks
Highlighting India Fellow Vimal Kumar
Transforming the Status Quo Through Everyday Leadership Moments
Highlighting Acumen Fellows Suleiman Shifaw and Zahara Legesse Kauffman