TED Fellows ยป Supporting the Fellows Program



We would like to thank the Bezos family, the Harnisch Foundation, and Sherpalo Ventures for their visionary support of the TED Fellows program. They made the launch of the program possible. Special thanks goes also to our corporate sponsors, Nokia and IBM, with additional in-kind support from Kodak, Livescribe, Lynda.com, SubscriberMail and ONE.org.


Feeling inspired? Here's how you can get involved:

  1. Mentoring or coaching a Fellow
    Do you have special expertise that would prove helpful to one of the Fellows? Or are you looking to share your experience with someone beginning their career? We would love to hear from you.
  2. Teaching at a Fellows event
    Our events bring world-class experts to teach Fellows the best ways to spread their great ideas. If you have special expertise, email us and let us know.
  3. Nominating an excellent candidate
    Send us an email with your name, title, organization, and your proposed applicant's name, title, organization, email address and why he or she would make a great candidate.
  4. Contributing in-kind goods and services
    To succeed as world-changers and tell their stories effectively, Fellows need great tools: personal computers, software, phones, cameras, video cameras -- and the training to get the most out of these tools. If your company is interested in contributing new products or services to each Fellow, please contact us.
  5. Corporate underwriting
    Sponsoring the TED Fellows program offers an excellent way for your company to achieve its corporate social responsibility, environmental or global citizenship goals. It may even dovetail with your company's mission. For example, charter sponsor Nokia's motto is "connecting people." Contact us to explore whether a sponsorship might be right for your company.
  6. Donating to support the program
    A contribution to support the work of the Fellows program will help outstanding individuals increase the impact of their world-changing projects. Most of our program support comes from individual donors like you, and in some cases, family or larger foundations. You may contribute any amount to the program. If you're interested, please email us.

Matching grant
A TED family has graciously offered a matching grant for all donations of $50,000 or more made prior to December 31, 2013. Please email us if you'd like to participate or learn more!

Non-profit
TED Conferences, LLC is owned by the Sapling Foundation, a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Documentation is available upon request. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Contact us to support


For other ways to support the Fellows program, please contact us at fellows@ted.com.

To help the Fellows in any of the ways listed above, send us an email with your name, title, organization, email, phone number and the nature of your inquiry to fellows@ted.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.