Leadership Development Grants Program

The Helen J. Serini Foundation is committed to investing in the leadership of our community's non-profits to ensure success today and into the future. In order to do so, this small grants program was launched specifically to provide leadership and/or professional development for key staff and volunteers within your organization.

Please note that due to overwhelming demand, the budget for the 2017 Leadership Development Grants Program has been exhausted. New applications are currently not being reviewed. We hope to renew the program in 2018; watch this space and our blog for announcements to that end. We will continue to share opportunities for additional leadership development trainings, grants, and events on our blog as well.

Photo credit: Sandis Helvigs | Source: Unsplash.com

Photo credit: Sandis Helvigs | Source: Unsplash.com

Program Overview

Leadership Development grants are intended to support the leadership and/or professional development of key staff or volunteers within your organization. This may include one-on-one trainings, conference registration fees, seminars, webinars, speaker series, coaching, and/or travel arrangements for any of the above. 

The budget for this program is limited in 2017, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Unsolicited requests are encouraged and welcomed, provided the organization applying meets the foundation's eligibility criteria. Applicants may request up to $1,500 per applicant. Applications will be review and decisions provided within three weeks; due to the foundation's limited staff resources, we cannot commit to decisions faster than this.


How to Apply

Applications for all grant requests to the Helen J. Serini Foundation must be made via our online portal. Requests received via email, phone, or snail mail will not be reviewed. Applications for Leadership Development funding must be submitted by the person who will be participating in/receiving the leadership development opportunity in question.

(To preview the online application without creating an account, click here.)

To preview the full list of questions that will appear on the application form or final report, you made download the corresponding PDFs below:

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