The Trust believes that investing in talented nonprofit leaders benefits their organizations, their fields and the entire sector. Further, there is a need to increase diversity among the leadership ranks and to prepare for transition as current leaders retire. The Chicago Community Trust Fellowship offers professional development opportunities for both emerging and experienced leaders who are open to new learning, have a track record of accomplishments, have potential for significant community impact and demonstrate commitment to building strong nonprofit and public sectors.
About the Awards
Fellowship applicants customize their own professional development plans. Emerging leaders are awarded up to $30,000 and experienced leaders are awarded up to $60,000 to put these plans into practice. The award may fund salary and benefits during a leave of absence from work, costs related to academic courses, coaching or learning from other practitioners.