Support the TED Fellows

We would like to thank our major donors, the Bezos family, the Harnisch Foundation, and Sherpalo Ventures for their visionary support of the TED Fellows program. Learn more about the TED Fellows supporters

Donating to support the program

Supporting the TED 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 at

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. Contact us to explore whether a sponsorship might be right for your company.

Contributing in-kind goods and services

Fellows need great tools to succeed as world-changers and to tell their stories effectively. If your company is interested in contributing new products such as personal computers, software, phones, cameras, video cameras, or training to get the most out of these tools, please contact us by email at

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 at a pivotal moment in their career? We would love to hear from you.

Teaching at a Fellows event

We bring world-class experts to teach Fellows the best ways to spread their great ideas. If you have special expertise that would help amplify the Fellows’ growth, email us at and let us know.


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