The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) provided educational opportunities to individuals from disadvantaged populations committed to social justice. For over ten years (2001—2012), the program promoted social change in communities worldwide: talented individuals from 22 countries were selected and provided academic resources to excel in their path as social justice leaders. Since 2013, the Institute of International Education (IIE) has been studying the impacts of IFP on its alumni and their home communities. This research brief is part of a series prepared by IIE to study topics of interest related to IFP and its impact on social justice issues worldwide. Alumni of IFP increased their academic knowledge through advanced study and consequently have the potential to apply this knowledge to bring about social change in their home communities. This research brief discusses the potential relationship between the alumni capabilities to create change and their communities' readiness to adapt to change through the lens of the KPMG's Change Readiness Index (CRI). The success of alumni as social justice leaders will potentially be influenced by how open, ready, and prepared their communities are for social change. The CRI measures a country's ability to respond to change from various external and internal forces. Each of the 22 IFP countries is vastly different in its political and economic realities, as well as its susceptibility to be affected by social, economic, and political change. These factors affect the extent to which IFP alumni can address equity and sustainability issues in their communities. Although the KPMG CRI findings may not predict the success of IFP alumni to advance social justice, the findings provide us with some contextual knowledge on IFP countries and a greater understanding of the determinants of change readiness that may help or hinder IFP alumni in their efforts to achieve social change.